Larry King to Host Internet Talk Show on Ora.TV
On Monday it was announced that King will be partnering up with Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim to launch a new internet TV network, where King will host a program similar in format to Larry King Live, where he’d bring in guests and discuss the hot news items of the day (or week).
King, in an interview with the New York Post, explained his decision to start up a new show. He said: “I run into people everyday who tell me they miss my show. And a lot of times I miss it too.”
Kings’ unnamed show is one of several planned programs on Ora.tv. A representative for the internet TV network said that CEO Jon Housman, former President of Digital Journalism for News Corporation, will lead the operation, adding that the company is in discussions with other on-air personalities to join King in creating a unique and compelling roster of talent and programming.”
Not much is known about King and Slim’s upcoming internet TV network, but an Ora representative did provide a few additional details. According to the rep, Ora won’t be subscription-based–instead, Ora will be supported purely by ads. Additionally, Housman plans to “incorporate content, social interactions, and technologies in ways that are difficult to pull off with linear platforms.”
Are you looking forward to the return of Larry King? What do you think of the idea of an internet-based TV network?