This excerpt taken from the SIRI 10-K filed Mar 10, 2009.
Finite-Lived Intangibles Assets
Finite-lived intangibles assets consist primarily of subscriber relationships of $380,000 that were acquired as a result of the Merger. Subscriber relationships are amortized on an accelerated basis over 9 years, which reflects the estimated pattern in which the economic benefits will be consumed. Other definite life intangibles include certain licensing agreements of $75,000, which will be amortized over a weighted average of 9.1 years on a straight-line basis.
SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, unless otherwise stated)
Amortization expense for the years ended December 31, 2008 was $35,789. Expected amortization expense for each of the fiscal years through December 31, 2013 and for periods thereafter is as follows: