This is a negotiating tactic.
It happened with Fox News and Sirius/XM not long ago.
I do not get fox. I have Sirius legacy. If you have xm legacy I think you do have it because of several year agreement s with each company( xm and Sirius ) before they were combined into one. They have an excellent right and left radio. Which of course I like the right much better but “nice” to know what the left thinks. Also great Catholic and Christian channels( stations are called channel under Sirius xm umbrella).