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pauldryan
01-06-2006, 01:30 PM
Sirius turned over stock worth $220 million to Howard Stern yesterday, because the actual increase in subscriptions had more than doubled the projections originally anticipated with his signing. At the end of 2004 they had 1.1 million subs; one year later they have 3.3 million paying subscribers. Should Stern get all the credit? At least he's shrewd enough to collect on it, whether deserved or not.

That's the year one payment in advance I believe of a five year, $500 million contract that could be worth twice that if the growth rate continues to climb.

Wow ...... Maybe he really is the "King of all media."

Paul

SatMike
01-06-2006, 04:49 PM
He was on Larry King last night discussing his move to Sirius and talking about how the show will be different from his old FM days.

He actually has 2 channels. The main one sounds like it will mostly be replays of the current days show while the other channel will consist of other talk shows tht he has control over.

Can't wait to listen to his first show monday morning. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

North0f60
01-06-2006, 05:18 PM
Question about Stern. If You are on the canada package do you still get Stern and the CBC's?
A co-worker has Stern and No CBC's, does that mean that He really is in the US group.

SatMike
01-06-2006, 06:41 PM
Stern isn't available on a Cdn sub. (yet anyway)

US subs get Stern and a couple CBC's.

North0f60
01-06-2006, 07:21 PM
Ok, so if he was Stern, he has a US sub not canada sub.

Jaspear
01-06-2006, 08:21 PM
The US Sirius service has five of the ten CDN channels. If he has the two Stern channels (Howard 100 and 101) he should also be getting a North Anerican version of CBC Radio One, Radio Three, Iceberg Radio and a couple of French channels.

SatMike
01-06-2006, 11:50 PM
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Ok, so if he was Stern, he has a US sub not canada sub.

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I'd say yes.

bob5610
01-07-2006, 01:15 PM
Iam getting Howard 101 but not 100?

Andrew8468
01-07-2006, 03:43 PM
I think Howard 100 is the channel his show will be on and I think that starts on Monday.

batfink
01-09-2006, 05:28 AM
After watching Stern on Larry King tonight his voice sure sounds like Alan Alda. Switched it to MASH afterwards and swear you can't tell them apart blindfolded.

QualityIsJobOne
01-11-2006, 02:22 AM
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Stern isn't available on a Cdn sub

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...Apparently there is an easy solution available for those considering Sirius Canada. /forums/images/graemlins/yep.gif

starchoice
01-11-2006, 06:31 AM
and that is...?

North0f60
01-11-2006, 06:57 AM
go online and make up a fake address.

SatMike
01-11-2006, 03:29 PM
I've listened to his show on the way to work since monday.

The addition of George Takei (Mr Sulu)to the cast is good. /forums/images/graemlins/tup.gif

dishfish2005
01-13-2006, 08:39 PM
I'm going through Stern withdrawal here. Haven't had a chance to go to the US or shop ebay for a US receiver. Really not sure when I'll find the time, but another week of horrible Toronto morning radio may force me to take a day off and do the Buffalo shuffle sooner than later.

SatMike
01-13-2006, 09:04 PM
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The addition of George Takei (Mr Sulu)to the cast is good.

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Looks like Mr Sulu was just a guest announcer for this week. This morning was his last show.

Too bad, he has a pretty good sense of humour.

Shadedmuse
01-26-2006, 06:18 AM
When will Stern be avaible in Canada? according to Stern Sirrius and Newsorp parted ways because of Stern being on Sirius. Stern had some guy from Faux News on the other day. and Stern said why you had some guy on Faux spreading lies about me.

bob5610
02-01-2006, 02:19 PM
According to the Toronto Star, Sirius Canada will add Howard to it's lineup next Monday morning /forums/images/graemlins/tup.gif

JoeDude
02-01-2006, 03:41 PM
CBC confirmation - Stern in Canada (http://www.cbc.ca/story/arts/national/2006/02/01/stern-sirius-canada.html)

Andrew8468
02-01-2006, 06:35 PM
Guess I better figure out how the channel locks work on my receiver.

dishfish2005
02-01-2006, 11:59 PM
Yessssss!

Glad that I don't have to go through all the hoops to get US service. This should really drive the Sirius service in Canada. I'm going receiver shopping tomorrow before the rush.

starchoice
02-02-2006, 12:15 AM
Press Release (http://siriuscanada.ca/SiriusNewsRelease-e13.htm)

SatMike
02-02-2006, 02:51 PM
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Guess I better figure out how the channel locks work on my receiver.

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I don't think you'll automatically have the channel added to your servive. You'll probably have to call in and have it added the same way SC handled the free preview of Out Tv.

Jaspear
02-02-2006, 06:46 PM
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Glad that I don't have to go through all the hoops to get US service.

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In spite of the best efforts of the CRTC, this is a victory of the real (grey) free market. The distorted Canadian market was forced to compete. /forums/images/graemlins/tup.gif

Jaspear
02-03-2006, 07:01 PM
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You'll probably have to call in and have it added the same way SC handled the free preview of Out Tv.

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Of course, we'll know for sure on Monday, but based on the press release, it looks like it will be the opposite - everyone gets Stern and if you don't want "Howard 100", you call Sirius Canada and have it blocked on your radio(s).

Also, here's an interesting comment about competition from, of all people, a CBC bureaucrat:

"Yes, we're partners and Sirius Canada made the decision that was right for it based on what the market demands."

CBC admits to qualms about role in Howard Stern's return to Canada (http://www.canada.com/topics/entertainment/story.html?id=01b9883c-3e1c-4b78-9235-53820d9b6000&amp;k=91218)

SatMike
02-03-2006, 07:21 PM
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Of course, we'll know for sure on Monday, but based on the press release, it looks like it will be the opposite -

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I think you're right now. Too bad they don't do it by request though. I'm sure it would save them a lot of grief in the long run.