Moonves Says CBS Could Go All-Internet If Aereo Wins

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By Merrill Knox Comment

les moonvesWith the Supreme Court set to hear arguments in the Aereo vs. American Broadcasters case next month, top executives are weighing in on how broadcast networks could transform if the Court rules in favor of Aereo, CNET reports:

CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said Tuesday that his company’s namesake broadcast network could go “over the top,” or be delivered via the Internet, if Aereo’s model of streaming over-the-air programming is ruled legal.

His comments come as the prospect of a digital pay-TV service appears closer than ever — and yet still far away. It also ratchets up the rhetoric of executives like Moonves, who have said before that moving programming off the airwaves and onto a subscription services is an options should Aereo win.

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