He’s already considered a telecommunications tycoon… And now Carlos Slim is one step closer to conquering the internet.
The 72-year-old Mexican business magnate, the world’s richest person, debuted his new online television channel Ora.tv, which is hailed as new on-demand digital television network, where the best of TV meets the best of the web.
The platform, announced earlier this year, will create a wide range of on-demand programs with original content that goes beyond traditional formats and can be downloaded or streamed on computers, tablets, cell phones and television sets with access to the Web.
The Ora.tv portal is financed by America Movil. Controlled by the Slim family, it’s the largest telephone system in Latin America.
And Slim managed to get a little help from his friend Larry King to help kick-off the first day of programming.
King, who in December 2010 put an end to 25 years of hosting Larry King Live on CNN, reappeared with his own program of interviews on Ora.tv, including his first show guest Seth MacFarlane, creator of the animated series Family Guy.
Entitled Larry King Now, the series can also be seen on the Hulu videos-on-demand platform.
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