ur not understanding their use of their word mobile, they are not using it to to mean portable, in this situation mobile refers to CELL PHONES, and im sure howards agent don buckwald is making the argument that howard igets payed to go out over the satellite platform, their is nothing in the contract that gives them permission to play him over any other platform. if its not being beamed out by the sats then its considered a diff platform. yes it may be stupid but don buckwald knows what he's doing, and this howard sternless release and the backlash it had was exactly what don buckwald was looking for.
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if the new SUV gets 2 mpg more and $4,500 if the new SUV gets 5 mpg
more. Only SUV's or other large Vehicles weighing more than 6,000 lbs.
have to be under 15 mpg to be traded in. Most SUV's qualify for the under
18 mpg category.
Correct me if i'm wrong.
its funny on sunday i lstened to mastertape theatre, it was fro 2000 when mel and howard both were with viacom and they were renegotiating the contract, mel kept saying howard wanted the s in cbs to be changed to stern, and mel kept saying that every1 gets to listen to howard for free so why should he pay anything for him. ultimately it came down to the last day and they came up with a deal. so what happen when howard actually was leaving cbs, he didnt wait till the last day to tell us, we knew ahead of time so he could plug his next move. imo if the negotiations get intense and they come down to the last minute that is a good sign it shows howard actually wants to stay. You must remember he has the best agent in the business working for him, a guy that howard on occasion gives credit for his success. so they are not going to make anything easy for sirius. you have to remember stern was paid alot in stock, so now that the stock is so low his overall pay is lower, so he is going to want to make that up.
[QUOTE=underway;37329]You are correct. But, in the end, Howard may kill the golden goose. He's big stuff now, no question. But, his popularity flame is not eternal.Eventually, he'll become less of a draw. It's inevitable with media talent. Sure, they always have popularity to some degree, but all of them peak and then their star wanes. [quote]
Sterns been going strong for almost 30 years, im pretty sure he has passed the hes just a fad stage 2 decades ago.
Why would he do that? Assuming that despite the fact he has sold some shares, he is probably one of the largest current single shareholders in the company even still.If he dumps on SXM and ultimately causes them serious biz problems (via a back breaking contract renewal), he could lose this platform and find himself trying to go it alone.
His show on E! was E!s #1 rated program.If I remember correctly, his TV show didn't do so well. He's not invincible.
Do more? You mean do more then bring subscriptions from 600,000 when he signed on to 9 million? (Siri alone) What more do you expect him to do? Hold guns to peoples head and make them buy subscriptions? He does have a gazillion shares that are now worth less then 10% of what they were valued at when Siri paid him in the shares. This is why im guessing he will resign for another 2 or 3 years. He bought a house and a lifestyle based on a 100 million a year income and ended up with far far less then that once you factor in the stock drop.He should be doing all he can to make SXM successful. He has a lot to gain by doing so. He could make more on his SIRI stock then he could ever make on his talent alone (he must have a gizillion shares as part of his deal). And, he wouldn't have to do any additional work to do so.