Howard Stern More Popular Than Gilmore Girls, But Trails The Simpsons
February 2, 2006

Howard Stern's Sirius program is still being pirated online, despite cease-and-desist letters being sent to Web sites dedicated to carrying recordings of his show. According to a Los Angeles Times report, every single one of Stern's satellite radio shows are available out there on the major file-sharing systems. BigChampagne CEO Eric Garland told the Times that his shows are a hit in the world of P2P, sitting between The Gilmore Girls and The Simpsons in terms of download popularity.


"It's going to impact the Sirius radio subscribers," said Mark Ishikawa, CEO of BayTSP, a firm that tracks online piracy. "Why would you pay $13 a month when you can get what you want from the Internet?"

However, Jeff Pollack, CEO of Pollack Media Group, tells the Times that "My view is that the more exposure, the better. If I find content very compelling, I might say, 'Wow, I sure want to be able to catch that every day.'" Though he jokingly adds, "I wasn't the one who signed the check."

Sirius spokesperson Patrick Riley told FMQB last month that Sirius was going after both online and over-the-air pirate airings of Stern. "In both cases, we are trying to educate the people behind these pirate stations and behind these Web sites as to our rights...and also try and make it clear to people that this is a lousy way to listen to Howard," Riley said, adding, "The best way is to get a subscription to Sirius satellite radio."




 
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