May 17 (Reuters) - CBS Corp has expressed interest in acquiring cable channel Starz from Lions Gate Entertainment , the Information reported here on Friday, citing four people familiar with the situation.
CBS has been looking at the deal as a possible complement to Viacom Inc, which CBS also is considering purchasing, the report said.
Shares of Lions Gate rose nearly 13% on the report.
CBS and Lions Gate did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. (Reporting by Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru)