- The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday that Nationwide Amusements president Shari Redstone, who controls Viacom and CBS, is exploring choices for a conservative-leaning information community that will compete with Fox Information.
- Representatives for Nationwide Amusements and Viacom denied such a plan to Enterprise Insider. A Redstone spokesperson denied the report back to THR.
- Redstone has met with present and former Fox Information staff in regards to the enterprise, in accordance with THR.
- Go to Enterprise Insider’s homepage for extra tales.
Shari Redstone, the president of Nationwide Amusements, who controls each Viacom and CBS, has explored choices for launching a conservative-leaning information community that will go head-to-head with Fox Information, The Hollywood Reporter’s Kim Masters and Paul Bond reported on Tuesday.
However each Nationwide Amusements and Viacom denied such a plan to Enterprise Insider.
A Viacom consultant instructed Enterprise Insider that “Viacom has no intention of launching a TV news channel, conservative or otherwise.” A Nationwide Amusements consultant mentioned “the report is not true,” when requested to remark about THR’s reporting.
A Redstone spokesperson did, nevertheless, verify to THR that Redstone met with President Trump within the White Home not too long ago.
THR mentioned the media mogul — who not too long ago spearheaded a deal to mix Viacom and CBS into ViacomCBS, run by Bob Bakish — has met with former and present Fox Information personalities in regards to the enterprise, together with Megyn Kelly. (The Viacom-CBS deal is slated to shut by the tip of the 12 months.)
Redstone “could rebrand one of the existing Viacom channels” for the conservative community, in accordance with THR.
THR additionally reported that streaming platform Pluto TV, which Viacom acquired in March, is planning to launch a conservative information and opinion channel. A Pluto consultant didn’t instantly return Enterprise Insider’s request for remark.
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