New dig­i­tal TV net­work to fea­ture Larry King show

The Washington Times Daily - - Television -

A new on­line pro­gram­ming ven­ture bankrolled by the world’s rich­est man will launch with the re­turn of a veteran tele­vi­sion per­son­al­ity — Larry King.

Mr. King will start up a new daily talk show later this year for ORA.TV, ac­cord­ing to the As­so­ci­ated Press. The new ser­vice, backed by Mex­i­can com­mu­ni­ca­tions bil­lion­aire Car­los Slim, will pro­vide pro­gram­ming for tablets, cell­phones, com­put­ers and In­ter­net-con­nected TVS.

Mr. King hosted a nightly in­ter­view pro­gram on CNN for 25 years. He re­tired in 2010.

ORA.TV is be­ing run by Jon Hous­man, most re­cently pres­i­dent of dig­i­tal jour­nal­ism for News Corp.

No date has been set for when ORA.TV will be­come avail­able. The com­pany said it has other pro­grams be­sides Mr. King’s in de­vel­op­ment, but wouldn’t dis­cuss them on Mon­day.

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