Breaking news: Howard's company suing SiriusXM

Discussion in 'Howard Stern' started by thekingofnicotine, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. thekingofnicotine

    thekingofnicotine Well-Known Member

    Howard Stern's Company Sues SiriusXM Radio | TMZ.com

    According to the suit, filed in New York and obtained by TMZ, Sirius courted Howard to come there in the first place by promising him a share "in any success that the company achieved." But the suit claims, once Sirius conquered its chief competitor -- XM -- and acquired more than 20 million subscribers, it decided on its own Howard had been paid enough.

    The suit claims, "Sirius needed Stern more than Stern needed Sirius."

    The suit seeks unspecified damages.

    Calls to Sirius were not returned.






    I'm surprised Langford didn't cover this but instead chose to cover Captain Janks for 500th time.
     
  2. voliconjoe

    voliconjoe Well-Known Member

    I'm with him. It doesn't matter how much money you have. A deal is a deal.
     
  3. thekingofnicotine

    thekingofnicotine Well-Known Member

    I agree with that. If it's in contract they should live up to it those fuckheads.
     
  4. GoodDog

    GoodDog Well-Known Member

    WOW!

    If Sirius made that deal, they should live up to it. It doesn't matter how much money Howard makes, a deal is a deal.
     
  5. Chob

    Chob Well-Known Member

    Huh. For the longest time Howard seems to have been bitter about several things regarding Sirius XM, but this comes out of nowhere.
     
  6. thekingofnicotine

    thekingofnicotine Well-Known Member

    HOLY SHIT! IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW.

    Remember how Howard has been saying lately how he brought 20 million subscribers? He's including the people who've been XM subscribers since 1997. This is what the suit is about. He is claiming responsibility for the people who were already with XM.

    Notice Howard at every single talk show appearance has been saying he brought over 20 million.
     
  7. GoodDog

    GoodDog Well-Known Member

    Yes he constantly says Sirius treats him like the enemy - perhaps this is the major reason (the deal) why he is bitter
     
  8. GoodDog

    GoodDog Well-Known Member

    Do you know what the sub figures were at the time of the merger for each service?
     
  9. thekingofnicotine

    thekingofnicotine Well-Known Member

    Nope. I do remember them saying Sirius had 7 million. I do think he got a bonus for the merger though, it was in the paper for around $20 million and Mel received $31million.

    The problem too is that John Malone basically rescued SiriusXM from bankruptcy. You think they wanna pay Stern for people he never brought over?
     
  10. GoodDog

    GoodDog Well-Known Member

    We don't know what the contract language stipulates at this point, but Howard’s management apparently thinks it favors them.
     
  11. thekingofnicotine

    thekingofnicotine Well-Known Member

  12. voliconjoe

    voliconjoe Well-Known Member

    maybe Scott Greenstein will get topless?
     
  13. IronJabroni

    IronJabroni Well-Known Member

  14. GoodDog

    GoodDog Well-Known Member

  15. Ehilbert1

    Ehilbert1 Ooh-Rah!!!!

    Boy there will be some backlash from this. Most of the people that were XM only hate Stern. Good find King!!!
     
  16. Chob

    Chob Well-Known Member

    :eek: I wish I could stab out my mind's eye. :jj:
     
  17. thekingofnicotine

    thekingofnicotine Well-Known Member

    Can't take credit for finding this but now at least we know why Howard has been saying that the company doesn't respect him.
     
  18. GoodDog

    GoodDog Well-Known Member

    This is key
     

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  19. Neigh

    Neigh Well-Known Member

    Yes. Remember how many of us were saying that Howard could not claim he brought 20 million subscribers to Sirius just because it inherited the XM subscribers, many of whom got their subscriptions by buying a car. Howard's line is that because of him, XM collapsed and he should be credited with those XM subscriptions even thought none of the subscribers signed up for Sirius. Sort of spoils of war. Would be ironic if Howard brought Sirius down by winning his lawsuit.
     
  20. rickster53

    rickster53 Active Member

    Interesting that the suit says the phantom 3rd channel was supposed to be a premium channel that Sirius said it might create.
     

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