BREAKING: Media Mogul Shari Redstone Exploring Plan To Launch Fox News Competitor

BREAKING: Media Mogul Shari Redstone Exploring  Plan To Launch Fox News Competitor
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Media mogul Shari Redstone has been revealed to be exploring launching a potential conservative cable channel  to compete directly with Fox News. As The Hollywood Reporter reports:

The mogul, who has spoken with former Fox News star Megyn Kelly, may look to rebrand an existing Viacom linear channel to create a conservative-leaning news network.

In the midst of closing a merger between CBS and Viacom, Shari Redstone is quietly exploring a plan to launch a conservative TV outlet meant to square off with the Fox News Channel, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

This Redstone plan for a new TV service also would have a streaming component. THR has learned that Pluto, which Viacom acquired in March for $340 million, is about to launch an as-yet-unannounced streaming conservative news and opinion channel. A source says the idea for that network was in the works before the Pluto acquisition.

Redstone has approached current and former Fox News personalities about such a plan, sources say, and she has spoken with former NBC News host Megyn Kelly. A rep for Kelly declined to comment.


A competitor to Fox would be a true game changer, especially in light of the Network's recent conflict with President Trump
 Source: American Update

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