Sirius satellite radio updating channels
Music channels are presented without advertising, while its talk channels, such as Howard Stern's Howard 100 and Howard 101 & Jason Ellis’ Faction talk 103, carry commercials.Because all channels are free from FCC content regulation, songs are played unedited for language; talk programs may also feature explicit content if they wish. On October 16, 2006, Sirius announced that it would be launching Sirius Internet Radio, with 78 of its 135 channels being available worldwide on the internet to any of its subscribers with a valid user name and password.In the wake of the announcement of his pending departure, Stern complained that Infinity Broadcasting was making his departure more acrimonious than was necessary.The deal, which gave Sirius exclusive rights to Stern's radio show, also gave Stern the right to build three full-time programming channels.For example, the Music category includes streams for Rock, Pop, Country, Hip-Hop/R&B, and Jazz/Blues – An example of the variety of music offerings available are 22 channels offering different subgenres of rock.The vast majority of the Company's programming is self-produced exclusively for Sirius.His audience had grown almost tenfold by the end of his second year on Sirius, from fewer than 700,000 subscribers to 6 million (see graph on the right).Stern now has two channels operating on Sirius, but still retains the right to a third.
Sirius/XM's channels carry an extensive array of programming that covers a wide variety of genres.
The categories include Music, News/Talk, Sports, and Entertainment.