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Les Moonves on Imminent CBS News Digital Channel, Aereo

cbs-news-logoLes Moonves, Chairman and CEO of CBS, appeared on Bloomberg TV yesterday and revealed plans to launch a 24-hour digital news channel.

“Look, we’re not in the cable space obviously,” said Moonves. “There are already too many players there for us to start a brand new cable network. So we thought with all the content going digital right now, wouldn’t it be a good idea to do a 24-hour digital channel taking all the resources that CBS News has, and you were part of it in the not too distant past, all over the world. And there is so much information that we get every day that doesn’t fit into a 22-minute news cast at 6:30 or “CBS This Morning.” So we can do that. We can go direct digital. So that’s in the early stages under the tutelage of David Rhodes, the president of CBS News, and it’s an exciting alternative to cable news.”

NBC and Fox are the chief rivals in the cable news space, while CBS has been conspicuously absent. But a digital-only channel could give cord-cutting political junkies a viable alternative. More, companies like Roku, Amazon (Fire TV), and Microsoft (Xbox) competing to acquire exclusive rights to content could jump at the opportunity to host a 24-hour CBS News channel. Read more

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Bloomberg TV brings 24-hour broadcast to iPad

Bloomberg TV (which has studios in New York, London and Hong Kong) has launched a new iPad app where they will be streaming their full 24-hour broadcast to anyone with an iPad, over WiFi or 3G. Bloomberg's decision to make their TV content available to any iPad user sets an extremely innovative precedent in a TV world dominated my network-MSO relationships. Under the leadership of Oke Okaro, Global Head of Mobile at Bloomberg, the app also offers customizable on-demand content based on location and topic, and in the near future iPad exclusive content. Lost Remote interviewed Okaro to learn more details about how the launch:

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