Apple and Howard Stern to make an iTunes show?

Rumors have it that two of the world's greats may be teaming up for an epic new Internet, TV, thingamajig. According to a post by Boy Genius Report, Howard Stern and Apple are close to inking a three year, $600 million deal that would create some sort of iTunes show. It's unclear what sort of show this would actually be. The rumor was leaked by the Sirius Stock News Twitter account (@SIRI_STOCK). Here are the juicy details:

"Howard Stern on the verge of signing $600 million 3 year agreement with Apple to host an Internet/TV/iTunes broadcast. $SIRI"

BGR has reached out to both Apple and Stern, but have yet to hear anything back. The idea of Apple creating some sort of TV series isn't that far fetched. With the Cupertino based company facing a lot of competition in today's market, Apple may be looking for ways to really step out of their fan base and reach non-Apple users.

Perhaps taking their products to the airwaves may not be such a bad idea. However, is Howard Stern really the best man for the job? To many, he's considered more controversial than Steve Jobs himself. Should Apple and Stern really sign such a deal, the fruits of their union will likely be nothing short of entertaining.

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I prefer Bubba the Love Sponge personally, but if it wasn't for Howard 101 I wouldn't be able to listen to him.

Actually if he did suck he Sirius wouldn't have offered him the cash for him to bring in subscribers and crush XM to the point XM cried mercy and asked for the merger. When Stern joined Sirius they only had about 800K subscribers and XM had 2.5 million. Stern signed on and caught up to XM and even surpassed them. Now Sirius/XM has 20 Million subscribers. Not all of them came over for Stern. Now I agree with you on Martha and you even forgot about Oprah..

Is he still on XM radio? I've had it for about 3 years now and never once listened to him on there, although when he was on a local station, late at night, I did a few times. The guy sucks!!

The contracts XM gave him and Martha Stewart were absolutely stupid!!

Neither of those two do anything at all to warrant such contracts.

I'm GLAD this is a hoax even if I own nothing of Apples/Itunes!!

cork1958 said,
Is he still on XM radio? I've had it for about 3 years now and never once listened to him on there, although when he was on a local station, late at night, I did a few times. The guy sucks!!

The contracts XM gave him and Martha Stewart were absolutely stupid!!

Neither of those two do anything at all to warrant such contracts.

I'm GLAD this is a hoax even if I own nothing of Apples/Itunes!!

Thank goodness.. I'm a long time Sirius subscriber and a Stern fan... I don't know how I would have taken him going over to Apple.. I hate Apple.

apple would never make this kind of deal, stern has naked girls on his show masturbating, apple doesn't allow porn so would never happen. Also $600m would be way to high of an amount.

torrentthief said,
apple would never make this kind of deal, stern has naked girls on his show masturbating, apple doesn't allow porn so would never happen. Also $600m would be way to high of an amount.

uh, yea. it was a hoax bud. don't believe everything you read on the internet

UPDATE: Blog softsquatch.com has published a post taking credit for the tweet and calling the whole thing a hoax. This new information, like the original post on Twitter, has not been authenticated by anyone of authority from Sirius or Apple

timster said,
UPDATE: Blog softsquatch.com has published a post taking credit for the tweet and calling the whole thing a hoax. This new information, like the original post on Twitter, has not been authenticated by anyone of authority from Sirius or Apple

I figured as much. With Apple limiting apps that are the contect of Sterns show, I figured this had to be fake or something.

Howard Stern really? Surprised Apple is talking to him since he is pretty much rude, crude, and his show is for adults only. No big deal since I dont like Stern but surprised that Apple is talking to him....