New York City (May 5, 2005)–Sirius Satellite Radio and PodShow.com have announced that Adam Curry, the “father of podcasting,” will produce a special Sirius Satellite Radio program that will broadcast the “best podcasts in the world” exclusively to Sirius subscribers. The program, Adam Curry’s PodShow, debuts on Friday, May 13.
This marks the first collaboration between the two key players in two mediums in audio broadcasting–satellite radio and podcasting. Curry helped design the digital tools that have made podcasting a worldwide phenomenon.
The 4-hour, weekday program will feature highlights and insights from the world of podcasting and will introduce Sirius listeners to a completely new range of talent and artists from around the world, including the best new, undiscovered music. The program’s debut coincides with the launch of Curry’s PodShow.com, the an entertainment and information network in podcasting.
“Podcasting allows an amazing new group of producers and artists to share their talent and creativity,” said Scott Greenstein, Sirius president of entertainment and sports. “With this new venture, Sirius and PodShow.com will bring the best of podcasting’s most innovative players and artists directly to SIRIUS subscribers.”
Podcasting enables anyone to create and/or host his or her own programming and make it available for others to download to a computer or portable media player. In less than six months, more than six million people have listened to podcasts.
“Podcasting is not just about portable media players,” said Curry, the former star MTV VJ who developed podcasting in mid-2004. “Podcasting is an entirely new form of broadcasting that enables anyone to create powerful content.”
Sirius Satellite Radio