CBS President Les Moonves was one of the many
media experts at CES...where media
meets the electronic Industry...
It was reported that a year ago, CBS
President Leslie Moonves came to the Consumer Electronics Show to
trumpet CBS' new video alliance with Google. Mr. Moonves is a
keynote speaker, and we are seeing more
this year how
Hollywood has paid a visit to CES...about time you might say...
Now, the network giant has similar
deals with Yahoo, Amazon, Apple and Comcast — all of them letting
consumers watch reruns of hit TV shows whenever they want and where they
want. And Moonves is back
in Las Vegas to address attendees at this year's CES, in a major speech touting the happy meeting of old
media and new technology.
"We used to think of CES as this cool
place with all this technology," says Moonves. "Little did we realize
that much of
our future is based on this technology. So much has changed."
Moonves said content owners
like CBS should take heed of the example set by the music industry,
which failed to embrace the desire of users to get content on the
Internet. Rather than get left behind, he said, CBS is trying to stay at
the forefront. He praised Sling Media for having "great consideration
for the content owner," in this case, his own company, in bringing its
Clip + Sling content to market.