Howard Stern Renews Sirius XM Contract

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New York - Radio personality Howard Stern signed a new five-year contract with Sirius XM satellite radio, which got exclusive rights to transmit Stern's programming to mobile devices.

Additional terms of the contract weren't disclosed.

Stern's current contract was due to expire at the end of this month.

Said Stern, "Access to my show on mobile devices will open up additional opportunities for my fans to hear me wherever they are."

He also noted the number of satellite-radio subscribers has grown to more than 20 million from the 600,000 subscribers listening in when he joined the company.

"In my view, we have just scratched the surface of how many people will get on board," he added.

Said Sirius XM CEO Mel Karmazin, "Howard forever changed radio and was instrumental in putting Sirius on the map when he first launched on satellite radio."

Recently Sirius XM


that it extended its broadcast and marketing agreement with the NFL for another five years and that the agreement was expanded to include broadcasting of NFL games online for satellite-radio subscribers.


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