Howard Stern will remain on the air at least through 2020, and is poised to move his SiriusXM talk show into video. According to The Hollywood Reporter, SiriusXM and Stern, whose contract was due to expire at the end of this month, signed a new five-year pact that moves the partnership into video programming and gives Sirius access to Stern’s audio and video library for 12 years.
“Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed, but for the past five years the company has been paying $80 million annually for Stern’s show, which is live three days a week,” THR reports.
Details were not released, but Stern mentioned plans for a video streaming app.
In a statement, Stern said: “I am living a dream here on satellite radio, and [Sirius CEO] Jim Meyer is my life partner, and the baby we are about to have is our new streaming video app.”
Video of “The Howard Stern Show” along with archival video from Stern’s career is reportedly included in the plans.