It's not just any Monday in the radio world. There's a lot of big buzz in that industry, considering that today marks the debut of shock jock Howard Stern's new and improved broadcast on Sirius Satellite Radio
Clear Channel said that it's beta testing a new Internet-based service, where surfers can come to its radio-related websites and watch music videos for free (if they tolerate watching a 15-second advertisement first). It's couched as a way to possibly woo musical listeners away from other services that provide music videos, like Time Warner's
Although listeners can watch the videos for free (as long as they watch the ads), they will then be able to buy related music, which will be available from labels from VivendiUniversal's
With all the recent buzz about video content, it makes sense that media companies should be trying to keep up with the times. Music videos are obviously just the beginning, given the recent word that Google
Companies like Clear Channel certainly do need to show that they have the digital content that is fast becoming a given. It's all well and good for such companies to make sure that they're keeping up with the Joneses -- and these days, the Joneses include satellite radio players like Sirius and XM Satellite Radio
Tune into some more recent related Foolish content.
- We've kept a close eye on Howard Stern's move to satellite radio.
- Recently, Clear Channel moved to hurry up digital radio.
- Clear Channel recently tried to get hipper with podcasts.
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