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New Howard Stern deal with Sirius XM allows mobile streaming

updated 09:55 am EST, Thu December 9, 2010

Howard Stern re-up with Sirius XM OKs iPhones

Sirius XM today confirmed a new five-year deal with its best-known host, Howard Stern, in a move that would significantly increase uptake of its mobile apps. The contract clears the jockey to play on not just satellite radio but also the Internet streaming apps, including the Android and iPhone apps. The deal lasts through the end of 2015.

Company executives wouldn't say whether it paid extra for the extra rights or how soon the mobile option would take effect.

Stern's previous deal had kept him off Internet sources and was considered a major obstacle to online listening, since his show has been considered integral to Sirius XM's growth and often its survival. He had originally jumped from free-to-air radio to satellite when only 600,000 listeners were subscribing but was partly responsible for getting the subscriber base up to 20 million.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. thebiggfrogg

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Flatulence

    Fritters, Frittatas, Frazzled, Frappe
    Zoinks!!!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    who cares

    Howard Stern was so 1990s. Talk about being irrelevant these days. And he was never funny, just immature.

  1. thebiggfrogg

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Geez,

    for once I agree with Young Testicles, the king of no media.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Can't believe I agree with testudo for once

    Howard Stern, *yaaaaaawwwwwwwn*

  1. stevesnj

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    WOO HOO!!!

    Howard Rocks!! The best radio person in the business ever! Funny, smart, and free to do whatever he wan't's. Long overdue to have him on the app. long live the king of all media. And Baba Booey to the rest of you.

  1. thebiggfrogg

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -2

    BTW, Howard Stern

    best person on radio? Not even close. That belongs to T.D. Mischke in good ol' Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. If you haven't heard him check him out on WCCO. Hands down. Eclectic. Funny. Interesting. Not sophomoric.

  1. barbara booey

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    The Best thing on Radio

    Shut up! Sit down!

  1. thebiggfrogg

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Sounds like a Stern fan.

    Though he does use Takei. So I'll give him props for that.

  1. Herod

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    should be on today....

    is what stern said. has anyone here with the iphone app been able to find the channel 100 yet?

  1. Concept211

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Howard Stern Mobile

    I recently developed a mobile site for Howard Stern fans to get the latest info and pictures of the show while on the go as a companion site to the new Sirius XM apps that just came out. Please check it out and let me know what you think:

    www.HowardSternMobile.com

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