Howard Stern's On Demand TV Show to End

Howard Stern's On Demand TV Show to End

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Howard TV premium channel will stop production

The King of all Media has been dethroned — when it comes to pay-per-view television.

Howard TV, the premium pay channel that airs videos of Stern's SiriusXM radio show and other Stern-related content, will end, the radio host and “America's Got Talent” judge announced on his radio show on Monday.

“After almost eight years of programming the Howard TV On Demand service, iN Demand’s contract with Howard Stern Productions is expiring shortly,” iN Demand said in a statement. “We and Howard’s management team have decided jointly to sunset the service in its current iteration on Dec. 16, 2013.”

Though Stern said Howard TV would be expanding with new services to be announced at a later date, a producer at the channel told TheWrap that staff were informed in the beginning of September that the channel would almost certainly be shut down by the end of the year. Some, if not all, of Howard TV's staff will then be out of a job.

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“We have had a wonderful partnership with Howard and his production team, and are very appreciative of the hundreds of thousands of fans who enjoyed Howard TV over the years,” iNDemand said. “We did our very best to provide them with a highly entertaining video channel that was authentic and true to Howard Stern's satellite radio show, its staff and celebrity guests, with original programming plus thousands of hours of the most popular library content from his iconic radio show through the decades.”

Howard TV launched in 2006 at the same time as Stern moved his show from the terrestrial airwaves to satellite radio, and is available for a subscription fee on the Bright House, Comcast, Cox and Time Warner cable services.

Stern did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

 

  • JB

    I'm shocked that it lasted this long. That show has been horrible for a few years now.

  • Jim

    Well, that's $13 bucks off my cable bill.

  • Bhabhu

    If wiggy had Emily perform zoo za zoo while riding the sibian then subscriptions will skyrocket

  • JB50

    Stern is still on the radio?

    Who knew?

    • Guest

      Yes, Mancow. He's still on.

    • Agent Michael Scarn

      If two days a week counts as being on the radio. There's local access folks that are on the air more. Hard working is hard work.

      • franz

        I wish I could work 2 days a week and be a billionaire

  • Mr. Ed

    Wasn't worth it anyway….that Horseface wife of his completely emasculated him

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      I'm shocked that it lasted this long. That show has been horrible for a few years now.

  • Agent Michael Scarn

    Howard Stern is an overrated has been. His show has been a bore for the last couple of years. AGT turned him into a neutered schlemp. His fame whore wife turned him into a hypocritical celebrity butt-kisser. An ignoble end to a once great broadcaster. The King is dead.

    • RS

      You just seem like an egotistical ass man.

    • Damon

      Apparently I'm not the only one who noticed his downfall. I hate to say it, because Beth seems like a nice woman, but yeah, I doubt it's coincidence that al of this ties in with him meeting her and so on. Btw to the guy who replied that this guy is an “ass man”, what a great point and fact filled argument! Idiots like you are the people who still worship stern. Enjoy paying an even more insane amount for Howard tv in whatever medium he goes to, cause I promise he will charge more. Jew cough cough

  • Jasper Collins

    His wife Beth ruined him , she turned him into a whimp. She has never worked a day in her life other then laying on her back

  • bababooey

    I'm sure Sal's Ricotta will view-able in some form after Jan 1st 14

  • Dr Jay

    Tho his show might not be as good as it once was…his Interviews are 1000x better than they ever were. He should consider getting back with E! or some other network. Maybe FXX. I doubt he would fit with MTV's audience now.

  • Yes Man

    It all went to shit when Artie left.

  • thepunditnet

    It's amusing see'ing how everyone was/has blamed youtube for htv dying. Im assuming alot of these people never subscribed to htv. I subscribed when it started and canceled because of lack of content. I got it later on again and cancelled for the same reason. People would much rather watch tv on tv however when the content is limited & your paying a premium it's simple supply and demand.