Former CNN host Larry King will be returning to the interviewer’s chair on an Internet TV network backed by the richest man in the world, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.
The network, Ora.tv, will feature a variety of shows of different genres and lengths, and will stream them directly to computers, phones, tablets and yes, TVs.
King is a co-founder of Ora.tv, and revealed some more details to the New York Times‘ Brian Stelter. Not surprisingly, his new show will look a lot like his old one. His wife Shawn may also have a role:
In a separate interview, Mr. King, a co-founder of the network, said his new program would partly resemble “Larry King Live,” the hourlong interview program that was on CNN from 1985 to 2010. CNN replaced “Larry King Live” with a new interview program, “Piers Morgan Tonight,” early last year.
Mr. King said he was “restless” and missed covering big stories: “I run into people everyday who tell me they miss my show. And a lot of times I miss it too.”
Mr. Housman said Mr. King’s weekday program would attract Internet viewers and other on-air talent. Mr. King said his wife, Shawn, would also be involved. “She’ll probably do a show on style,” he said. “She’ll probably interview celebrities.”