We asked Mel Karmazin (top), the new CEO of Sirius radio, if Howard Stern would be leveraging their newly annouced
video formats (peep the video for more on
this). Mel went on and on about Howard being a talent and entrepreneur, then basically admitted that he expected Howard
to leverage it.
Karmazin seems like he is still getting up
to speed on the company, though, but his focus makes it clear to us that he feels XM is, well, done for. Check out the
complete video of Mel?s press conference. Mel went
on to claim that Sirius will double in its subscriber size, and that they are growing much faster than ?the other
company.? He also said that he thinks this will be bigger than most analysts and investors think?of course none of
these should be looked at as forward looking statements. We know one thing for sure: 2005 is going to be huge for
satellite radio, and the war has definitely begun.