Howard Stern will stay put at SiriusXM, as the two sides announced a new 12-year agreement. As part of the deal, Stern will continue to produce and host “The Howard Stern Show” for at least the next five years. In addition, the deal includes plans for SiriusXM to branch out into video programming with Stern.
“The Howard Stern Show,” which made its debut on SiriusXM in 2006, will continue to broadcast exclusively on SiriusXM live from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET on the Howard 100 channel, with replays throughout the day and available on-demand online and through the SiriusXM app. Stern will also continue to produce the Howard 101 channel, which features current and classic episodes of “The Howard Stern Show” and special original programming.
The deal also features an agreement between SiriusXM and Howard Stern Productions to use Stern’s audio and video library for the next 12 years, running through 2027.
The plans for expanding into video programming will be announced at a later date, but it will include videos of “The Howard Stern Show” as well as Howard Stern archives and special programming. According to Stern, these videos will be available on an upcoming SiriusXM streaming video app.
“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. “I happen to think that its best days are ahead. So, if you’re 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.”
The new deal was a collaboration between SiriusXM executives Jim Meyer and Scott Greenstein, and Stern’s long-time agent Don Buchwald.