Sirius and Podcast Inventor Will Bring the Best Podcasts
to Satellite Radio
Podcast Originator Adam Curry to Produce Daily Podcast
Program Exclusively for SIRIUS
NEW YORK, May 2, 2005 - SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) and
PodShow.com announced today that Adam Curry, the "father of podcasting,"
will produce a special SIRIUS Satellite Radio program which will broadcast
the best podcasts in the world exclusively to SIRIUS subscribers.
The program, Adam Curry's PodShow, debuts on SIRIUS on Friday, May 13th.
This marks the first collaboration between the two key players in the two
most exciting, innovative mediums in audio broadcasting -- satellite radio
and podcasting. Curry helped design the digital tools that have made
podcasting a worldwide phenomenon.
The four-hour, weekday program will feature highlights and insights from the
world of podcasting and will introduce SIRIUS listeners to a completely new
range of talent and artists from around the world, including the best new,
undiscovered music. The program's SIRIUS debut coincides with the launch of
Curry's PodShow.com, the first true entertainment and information network in
"Podcasting allows an amazing new group of producers and artists to share
their talent and creativity," said Scott Greenstein, SIRIUS President of
Entertainment and Sports. "With this new venture, SIRIUS and PodShow.com
will bring the best of podcasting's most innovative players and artists
directly to SIRIUS subscribers."
Podcasting enables anyone to create and/or host his or her own programming
and make it available for others to download to a computer or portable media
player. In less than six months, more than six million people have listened
"Podcasting is not just about portable media players," said Curry, the
former star MTV VJ who developed podcasting in mid-2004. Explaining how the
new collaboration between SIRIUS and PodShow.com takes podcasting to a
completely new level, he said, "Podcasting is an entirely new form of
broadcasting that enables anyone to create powerful content. By combining
the creative talent and content of available podcasting with superior
programming of SIRIUS, we can create and showcase talent that terrestrial
radio listeners would not be able to hear. We think that this partnership is
about introducing the best of podcasting to the world."
Adam Curry's PodShow will begin with four hours of daily programming, which
will be heard weekdays exclusively on SIRIUS channel 148. Listeners can
expect unique insights into the world of podcasting from its inventor, as
well as get a taste of the most popular podcasts -- from engaging talk to
outrageous comedy to the hottest music in podcasting. In another first,
listeners to the program will be able to provide feedback to Curry through
telephone and the Internet, helping to shape the show's format on an ongoing
Curry and SIRIUS are also working together to introduce some of SIRIUS'
amazing talent to the PodShow.com world. "The combination of SIRIUS and
PodShow.com creates the ultimate network," enthused Curry.
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