Stern On Demand To Debut Tomorrow
November 17, 2005 at 7:25 AM (PT)
HOWARD STERN ON DEMAND is set to launch TOMORROW (11/18) with a selection of archival material, but new videotaped material from his SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO show will be held for a MARCH debut. The TV package will cost $12.99/month until APRIL 1 and $13.99/month thereafter to reflect the addition of the SIRIUS shows, which will be made available about 36 hours after the shows air on SIRIUS.
STERN will appear on CBS' "THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN" TONIGHT (11/17) to promote his move to SIRIUS and the new TV venture; STERN will appear on "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE" later this year as well, with a "60 MINUTES" interview and other promotional appearances scheduled as part of his media blitz. His idea to do a "cliffhanger" final show on INFINITY terrestrial radio, with cast member's "secrets" announced on DECEMBER 16 with the identities of the secret-holders revealed upon his debut at SIRIUS JANUARY 9, was nixed by WXRK/NEW YORK GM TOM CHIUSANO on THURSDAY's show as too promotional for SIRIUS, but STERN said he would go ahead with the idea and use it at SIRIUS.