29 posts and columns on Howard Stern
Howard Stern saved Sirius XM Radio from near oblivion. Can he do the same for Google TV, the search giant’s disappointing smart-TV platform? That’s its hope. Google has inked a deal with Sirius XM that will make all of the satellite radio provider’s programming available on Google TV, King of All Media included. The agreement, which was first reported by Reuters, is expected to be announced at Google’s I/O developers conference today.
“I’m so over Twitter… it’s too much contact with the fans.”
– Twitter late-bloomer Howard Stern telling his Sirius listeners why he’s already tired of the service after less than a month, via Jim Romenesko. While this may disappoint Twitter executives who were praising Stern’s live-tweeting experiment just a few weeks ago, it’s worth noting that the radio pioneer was still playing with the service this morning, presumably after he had groused about it on-air.
Is that the future of TV? Twitter’s ad guys would like to think so.
The radio icon gives Mel Karmazin another five years–and some very important mobile rights. Time to give those Sirius iPhone and Android apps another look.