Moonves News Net

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CBS is working on a 24-hour news net, but it isn’t planning on seeking cable carriage. “There are already too many players there for us to start a brand new cable network,” CBS CEO Les Moonves told Bloomberg TV ’s Trish Regan Thurs. “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… 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.” Right now, CBS is talking to Internet companies about partnering, he said.

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