Howard Stern announced on his SiriusXM radio show this morning that he has re-signed with the satellite broadcaster for another five years, additionally revealing that an app is being developed that will allow fans to live-stream the show as well as give them access to archives of all content:
“This morning, I am very, very pleased to announce and excited to announce that in fact we will be here for the next five years,” said Stern at the top of Tuesday's show (audio below). “This deal that I have with Sirius, we have, enables us now to move really into the future. Not only to continue to bring you radio for the next five years, but there's an excitement about an app we'll be developing that will now include video streaming of the show, so our fans will be able to see us live, our fans will be able to get our archives, our complete archives. You will be able to On Demand get everything you want audio and video wise and then some…this development of the video aspect of our careers, and the complete archives of our careers, and everything that will be presented we will do in conjunction with Sirius.”
In a press release, the company revealed that Stern has in fact signed a 12-year overall deal with the company, with the show itself to run for at least the next five years. The other aspect of the deal gives the broadcaster rights to Stern's extensive back catalog of shows and specials from his 30-plus year broadcasting career.
“As a broadcaster, it does not get better than working at SiriusXM and I'm truly excited for the future with this great company,” said Stern in a statement. “I happen to think that its best days are ahead. So, if you are not listening to SiriusXM and The Howard Stern Show, then you are really more like a zombie, a rotting corpse monster, living half a life, deadened and blackened inside. It's as if you were still watching black and white television while shopping in actual stores on your way to the post office to fax a memo.”
“This is a unique and pioneering agreement, which includes SiriusXM licensing the Howard Stern archives in both audio and video through 2027,” added SiriusXM's Chief Executive Officer Jim Meyer in a statement. “We look forward to working with Howard to offer the Howard Stern experience through new platforms. In 2006, when Howard launched his two uncensored satellite radio channels – Howard 100 and Howard 101 – he transformed how people listen to radio. We are thrilled that Howard is staying and expanding his relationship with SiriusXM to include video.”
Details on the company's video plans for the show will be unveiled at a later date.