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Howard Stern’s Howard TV Venture Ending in December

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howard sternAfter eight years, “King of All Media” Howard Stern is ending his pay-per-view TV efforts. Howard TV, available as a subscription service on Brighthouse, Comcast, Cox and Time Warner cable will end in December. Stern made the announcement on his radio show Monday. The channel aired videos of his Sirius XM radio show and other related content. He launched the channel after taking his act from mainstream radio to satellite. Before then, his radio tapings aired on the E! Network.

The radio and TV personality had promised to expand the channel’s offerings, but The Wrap reports that Howard TV staff have known since September. Hey, Stern’s a judge on America’s Got Talent now. While his selection got the expected protests from watchdog groups, viewers don’t mind him being around. These days, he seems about as shocking as Nick Cannon.

Whatever people think of Stern, his presence has changed the media landscape almost as much as he proclaims it has. Before he arrived, would anyone have believed a radio DJ could form the basis for a pay-per-view cable channel? He left a huge void in free radio after his exit, one that may have sealed the fate of the station where he found fame. Carter Alan, a former DJ at WBCN, has written a book called “Radio Free Boston: The Rise and Fall of WBCN.” He believes that while Stern made the station a lot of money and drew big ratings, it became dependent on the shock jock. Alan said listeners who tuned in for Stern’s show didn’t stick around for anything else on the station. When he left for satellite radio, those listeners did too.

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  2. This article is not entirely correct. On monday Howard said that he is ending howard tv in December. He also said that they will be starting a revamped vetsion of howard tv that all will be able to acess. Possibly online? He said they will be able to make an announcement in the comming months.

    dylan chenier
  3. Why refer people to The Wrap?!?!? That article is completely inaccurate. The writer of the story didn’t even bother listening to the show where Howard told the audience what was going on. If she had; A) she wouldn’t have written the article two days after the fact and would have gotten other specifics correct.

    Dick Shed
  4. I am an elderly person that can’t go a lot of places ,my joy is every night that Howard is on I get so excited to watch his show,don’t mind paying the extra money ,,please make it available to us somewhere for the same price as comcast,I am very upset Ty alma

    Alma sexton
  5. Sara Morrison is a complete hack. Re-read this article in light of recent events. You’ll see how off she was in her so called “reporting”.

    Harry Beaver
  6. Actually the Howard TV guys have been on twitter searching for a job. Doug Goodstein, Brian Phellan, and Scott DePace are all unemployed right now.

    So who knows…. the Stern Show itself might even end along with HTV.

    Bob