CBS has officially joined the chorus of angsty executive voices
expressing their displeasure with Aereo by threatening to take their ball and go cable. Only this time, Moonves really means it
CBS CEO Les Moonves
has said before that he’s talked with New York cable operators about taking his network cable-only
if Aereo is allowed to keep Streaming
what it Broadcasts
on The Internet
, but now he’s saying that he could make the switch in as little as a few days "if we are forced to."
"Forced to?" What a small-minded, self-serving, overly dramatic "threat." I'll join Mike and a majority of our readers in inviting Moonves to go do exactly that ASAP. Stop arsing about in court and just take that shiny ball of yours and cram it into the overcrowded cable market and see exactly who notices your departure or arrival.
By taking free CBS broadcasts
off the airwaves, Moonves says, "about 10 percent of America will not get our signal and I don’t think they will like that."