CBS Chief Leslie Moonves: ‘I Would Love to Own [Another] General Entertainment Network.’ Also, Don’t Expect Any Calls From Moonves to Zucker About a Possible CNN-CBS News Deal

December 7, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Is CBS Corp. on the prowl for an acquisition? According to B&C, CBS Chief Leslie Moonves, in an interview, said that he would "love to own" another "general entertainment network."

Moonves was interviewed by our good friend, B&C editor-in-chief Melissa Grego, during a joint B&C/Multichannel News event in New York on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.

Moonves did not say what network he might like to acquire.

The article also notes that "Moonves was asked if [Jeff] Zucker’s appointment [to run CNN] made it any more or less likely CBS and Time Warner Inc.-owned CNN would join news forces. He said the same control issues and other obstacles that have stood in the way over the years haven’t changed. … ‘It’s a tough thing to do, so I would doubt there would be many discussions,’ Moonves told Grego in [a] one-on-one interview. She asked if he might call Zucker, in that case, and Moonves said no."

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