Larry King Back With Internet Show
Carlos Slim taps former CNN anchor for Ora.tv
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Mar 12, 2012 10:17 AM CDT
Larry King talks with host Jamie LaFiego while appearing as a guest on "Up Late" on Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va.   (AP Photo/The Herald-Dispatch, Mark Webb)

(Newser) – He's baaaack. Larry King will strap on his suspenders once more to host an online-only TV show on a new network financed by Carlos Slim Helu, the New York Times reports. The new network, which will be called Ora.tv, will be officially announced today. King says the show will be a lot like Larry King Live. "I run into people everyday who tell me they miss the show. And a lot of times, I miss it too," the 78-year-old says.

King's wife, Shawn, will also likely do a show on style and interview celebrities, he says. The network will be headed by former News Corp. executive Jon Housman, and will be financed exclusively by America Movil, a Latin American wireless company owned by Slim. It will serve as a way for Slim to break into the Mexican pay-TV market, which government officials have so far prevented him from doing.

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Winston_Smith
Mar 12, 2012 2:05 PM CDT
Glad to see this kind of thing finally happening. All-you-can-eat pricing for TV should have ended years ago. All TV channels should be online channels, but the cartels that control most TV are trying to keep their gravy train rolling. Right now, if I want to get cartoons for my kids or broadcasts of my local baseball teams, I'm supposed to pay $60 a month for a bunch of garbage that I don't want.
AnonymousCommenter
Mar 12, 2012 10:40 AM CDT
The words "Larry King" and "strap on" should never be used in the same sentence. Just sayin'
Iffida
Mar 12, 2012 10:30 AM CDT
Big deal, same old bag.