Gossip from Media Mogul Summer Camp: Les Moonves gets giddy over YouTube

The Associated Press still doesn't deliver those examples of friction at the Sun Valley media mogul retreat, but it shares some telling stories:

  • CBS head Les Moonves met with YouTube CEO Chad Hurley and, according to onlooking reporters, got excited about putting CBS clips on YouTube. Note that NBC already partnered with YouTube, which could become the pimp for every major network. Watch and see if Hurley chats with Disney's Rob Iger next.
  • The CEOs of Wal-Mart and Home Depot will show up later. Google's Sergey Brin didn't show yet.
  • The guy making the Slingbox (a media home network gadget) wants "every single person in this place to buy a Slingbox." Sounds a little too salesmanish; my guess is someone pushes him out of the boat on river-rafting day.

YouTube Takes Stage at Media Summit [AP]
Earlier: Awkward moments at Media Mogul Summer Camp