CBS CEO Leslie Moonves may be one of the fiercest opponents of Aereo, but that hasn't caused him to feud with his friend Barry Diller, a key backer of the video-streaming start-up.
"Barry and I decided a year and a half ago not to talk about Aereo," Moonves told CNBC on Wednesday evening in Sun Valley, Idaho, site of Allen & Company's annual conference. "We had lunch six weeks ago and it didn't come up."
Moonves spoke just as Aereo took a case involving major media companies back to a lower court after losing in the Supreme Court last month. CBS and others in the case have contended that Aereo effectively steals their content by picking up their signals and selling them as streaming video over the Internet. Aereo has suspended its service since the Supreme Court decision.