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Question about the sirius channels

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by FastNOC, Oct 17, 2007.

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  1. FastNOC

    FastNOC Godfather

    Sep 11, 2007
    I haven't had much luck finding an answer to this.

    Since we get numerous Sirius channels with the package I have, is it possible to now listen to Stern in the mornings? I have a feeling that's labled a premium type channel and the answer is no, but thought I'd ask
  2. rdiedrich

    rdiedrich Legend

    Sep 10, 2007
    You will not get Stern unless you pay to stream it online or have a receiver that you pay monthly for.

  3. bairdjc

    bairdjc Legend

    Sep 22, 2005
    nope we dont get talk channels

    we did one time during a free preview
  4. Michael P

    Michael P Hall Of Fame

    Oct 27, 2004
    I missed that one! When was that? All I ever had were the music channels. I don't think they even carry the talk stations on E* satellites.
  5. FastNOC

    FastNOC Godfather

    Sep 11, 2007
    Yeah i figured that was the case :(. Bummer. I can't imagine ever having a situation where I'm interested in using those music channels.
  6. bairdjc

    bairdjc Legend

    Sep 22, 2005
    wow it was a LONG time ago, but I distinctly remember listening to stern on my E* service. maybe spring 2006?
  7. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    Stern had a TV show (probably still does) but not his radio show on E*.
  8. HobbyTalk

    HobbyTalk Hall Of Fame

    Jul 14, 2007
    The music channels on Sirius (and XM) are produced by Sirius (and XM). The "talk" shows and other type shows contain mostly syndicated content and E* would have to have contracts with each of those content providers to carry it.

    Read a story about it somewhere at some point.
  9. aegrotatio

    aegrotatio Legend

    Mar 27, 2006
    There is a Sirius barker channel that regularly loops personalities from the Stern show on it but it is just a barker channel.
    On the DirecTV side they broadcast a few talk channels: The ViRUS on channel 879 and Oprah and Friends on channel 807
  10. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    I don't remember any talk stations either when Sirius started. I was hoping they'd have them! It's just words. Royalities are a pain for consumers. Oh well..
  11. DishSubLA

    DishSubLA Legend

    Apr 9, 2006
    In a Charlie Chat last year, someone called in and asked specifically about getting Howard Stern on Dish Network via Sirius. Charlie said that Dish did investigate early on about providing Howard Stern to Dish customers, but that it was "very expensive." That answers that!
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