Moonves and Berkes talked merger last year; ABC News launches Roku channel

More cable news from around the Internet:

> ABC News has launched a streaming channel on Roku. Story

> DirecTV has developed a cloud-based TV service for the hospitality industry designed to encourage the use of hotel TVs. Story

> Bloomberg reports that CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves talked to Time Warner Inc. chief executive Jeff Bewkes about possibly merging their two companies last year, but the pair decided against trying to carve out a deal. Story

> The Better Business Bureau changed Hulu's grade from an "F" to an "A" after the SVOD service quickly resolved 26 customer-service issues. Story

> CBS has launched a campaign to keep its ad dollars from moving to digital platforms. Story

> Rovi has appointed Dave Longaker chief revenue officer. Story

And finally … Amazon has renewed its hit hour-long cop drama Bosch for a second season. Story

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