Television Business International

BBC replaces ABC with CBS News

BBC NewsroomBBC News and CBS News have partnered up for a new editorial and newsgathering relationship to enhance the global reporting capabilities of both organisations.

The new deal will allow both organisations to share video, editorial content, and additional newsgathering resources in New York, London, Washington and around the world.

The relationship between BBC News and CBS News will also look to allow for efficient planning of newsgathering resources to increase the content of each broadcaster’s coverage of world events.

Sharing of content between BBC News and CBS News will begin immediately. Additional newsgathering components will be rolled out in the coming months.

James Harding, BBC director of news and current affairs, said: “There’s never been a more important time for smart, courageous coverage of what’s happening in the world.

“This new partnership between the BBC and CBS News is designed to bring our audiences – wherever you live, whatever your point of view – news that is reliable, original and illuminating. Our ambition is to deliver the best in international reporting on television. We’re really looking forward to working together.”

This new partnership replaces the BBC’s current arrangement with ABC News.

Of the latter deal, Harding said: “Our relationship with ABC has been long and fruitful. We have worked side by side on some of the most significant stories of our time on both sides of the Atlantic, from the attack on the Twin Towers to the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. We wish ABC well and would like to thank them for many years of hard work and expertise.”