Two of the biggest names sitting on the sidelines in the media business are teaming up for a new online video venture.
Jeff Gaspin, formerly chairman of NBC Universal TV Entertainment, and Jon Klein, previously president of CNN, are launching Tapp, a series of online channels that will be built around particular celebrities. Former vice presidential aspirant Sarah Palin was identified as one such individual they were approaching, according to a report Monday in The New York Post.
Such a venture is not unlike the Blaze, a successful subscription service launched by former Fox News Channel personality Glenn Beck.
Gaspin exited NBCU in late 2010 after Comcast acquire the conglomerate. Klein left CNN in 2010, and was later succeeded by Jeff Zucker-who happened to be Gaspin's boss when he led NBCU as CEO.
CNN, NBCU Alums Jon Klein, Jeff Gaspin Team Up for Online Video Venture
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