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  • Is Mature Programming The Reason The Howard Stern Show is Not on the iPhone? 10 comments
    Jun 19, 2009 8:11 AM | about stocks: SIRI, AAPL

    According to the New York Post, The Howard Stern show was not available for the Sirius XM iPhone Application because of its "Mature Programming". The New York Post spoke to a customer service representative that spouted this reason yesterday by telephone. Rad Sat Daily believes this makes totally no sense. Playboy Radio and Opie and Anthony's The Virus Channel made the cut even though they have similar "Mature Programming". Shade 45 is an example of another channel that often has "Mature Programming". There are countless other Sirius XM Radio channels that are similar that made the cut.

    The reality is that The Howard Stern Show is much more than just a series of vulgar talk, boob, and fart jokes. The show has great dialogue; great guests, and discusses intriguing life topics. Anyone that thinks any differently hasn't truly listened to the show on a regular basis. If Apple is the reason for The Howard Stern Show not being available for the highly anticipated Sirius XM Radio iPhone Application then shame on Apple. The Apple App Store has a history of rejecting applications that have "Mature Content". Former Stern Show protégé Jackie Martling recently launched a PG iPhone joke application called "The Jackie Button" application. Anyone that has listened to Jackie Martling on a regular basis knows that Jackie doesn't tell PG jokes. The Jackie Application likely has PG jokes on it because Apple wouldn't let the application through any other way. The Apple Application Store deprived Jackie fans of real Jackie jokes in the application.

    If "Mature Programming" is the reason for Sirius XM Radio's botched iPhone Application launch yesterday, the Apple App Store needs to loosen up on its application restrictions or find a solution for individuals that want to download applications with mature content. What should have been considered a great day for Sirius XM Radio was turned into a fiasco instead. Apple needs to seriously reevaluate its policy because The Howard Stern Show" from a "Mature Programming" perspective is not that much different than some of the other Sirius XM Radio programming that made the cut.

    The fact that Howard was singled out leaves us to believe maybe someone still has it in for Howard. Who knows?

    SIRI LONG, AAPL LONG

    Stocks: SIRI, AAPL
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  • elcopone
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    I highly doubt that "Mature Programming" is the reason. On top the reasons you mention, iPhone 3.0 now has robust restriction settings which opens the door to more R-rated content.
    19 Jun 2009, 09:54 AM Reply Like
  • Lakesidex
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    Oh wow rated R... thanks apple for protecting my fragile disposition.
    19 Jun 2009, 10:40 AM Reply Like
  • Lakesidex
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    I never knew apple products were so highly censored!
    19 Jun 2009, 10:43 AM Reply Like
  • nazareth
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    they blewwwwwwwwww it Howard on board would have sold so many more apps. and the stock would be passing .50 right now... Forget apple I want sirius and Howard on my blackberry... Where are the hackers when you need them...
    19 Jun 2009, 03:59 PM Reply Like
  • artiefan
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    It is not because of Apple or Mature Programming. If you notice, the Playboy channel is there on the app. Apparently, Howard is to blame. His contract isnt open to mobile performance rights. So he will be needing more money before he comes to an iPhone near you.
    19 Jun 2009, 08:33 PM Reply Like
  • Lakesidex
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    I love Howard and been a fan since the k-rock days.... but this is BS on his part. When Howard asked his fans to jump to Sirius, I bought 2 radios, one for me and the other for my wife: I also invested and still do invest in the stock. The least Howard could do for his half a billion dollars received is support Sirius 100% in ALL their money making endeavors - for the length of his contract. I expect him to pimp Sirius 24/7 and then some. You go to the Howard Stern website and you can barely tell he works for Sirius. Total crap.
    20 Jun 2009, 11:09 AM Reply Like
  • nazareth
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    I agree with the last comment.Howard could have went to war with regular radio and beat them 2 years ago. Miss the ralleys and funeral days of old. Howard got too much mony and just dosn't have the fight in him. Sucks for all of us who invested in the company and all who has radios. Oh I have 4....
    20 Jun 2009, 11:43 AM Reply Like
  • whitesauce
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    It seems so unlikely that "mature programming" is the reason for Howard's absence from the iPhone app that it's not worth mentioning. Instead of blaming Apple or AT&T or Stern, Sirius XM needs to look in the mirror. Once again, it has overpromised and underperformed. The company had plenty of time to get things in order since it started promising the app -- plenty of time to lobby Apple and AT&T and plenty of time to negotiate with Stern. Any way you look at it, the blame lies with the company.

     

    The truth of the matter is that satellite radio has already become a dinosaur. The internet has made it obsolete. Cable and satellite television are heading in the same direction, but they have forces -- including companies that provide both services -- protecting them. And don't fool yourself -- if Sirius XM disappeared tomorrow, Howard Stern could sell his show over the internet and still make lots of money. He doesn't promote Sirius because, for him, it's not necessary.
    20 Jun 2009, 01:30 PM Reply Like
  • that's huuuuuge
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    look AssHo#e, Howard has been looking forward to this app being available to his fans. To think that he wants more money to be part of the programing available through the app is retarded. What are your sources to think this is true? Apparently you are not a fan and do not listen to the show, cancel your subscription A-Hole. LONG LIVE THE KING OF ALL MEDIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

     

    On Jun 20 11:09 AM Lakesidex wrote:

     

    > I love Howard and been a fan since the k-rock days.... but this is
    > BS on his part. When Howard asked his fans to jump to Sirius, I bought
    > 2 radios, one for me and the other for my wife: I also invested and
    > still do invest in the stock. The least Howard could do for his half
    > a billion dollars received is support Sirius 100% in ALL their money
    > making endeavors - for the length of his contract. I expect him to
    > pimp Sirius 24/7 and then some. You go to the Howard Stern website
    > and you can barely tell he works for Sirius. Total crap.
    20 Jun 2009, 03:35 PM Reply Like
  • Lakesidex
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    My source is my own research. On 6/20/2009, and again about 5 minutes ago, I went to Howardstern.com searching for some info on the iphone app. Not only do I find NOTHING about the iphone app, I find nothing about Sirius XM. I do see a tab to Howard 100 and 101. Only after you follow the "Howard 100" tab will you find a small Sirius logo in the lower right hand corner and that links you directly to the Sirius.com Homepage. I think Howard could do better promoting the Sirius product.

     

    And I never once said that Howard was looking for more money.

     

    www.howardstern.com/

     

    On Jun 20 03:35 PM that's huuuuuge wrote:

     

    > look AssHo#e, Howard has been looking forward to this app being available
    > to his fans. To think that he wants more money to be part of the
    > programing available through the app is retarded. What are your sources
    > to think this is true? Apparently you are not a fan and do not listen
    > to the show, cancel your subscription A-Hole. LONG LIVE THE KING
    > OF ALL MEDIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
    20 Jun 2009, 11:08 PM Reply Like
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