Two of the world’s leading broadcasters, the BBC and CBS, have announced a new editorial and newsgathering relationship that they say will "significantly enhance the global reporting capabilities of both organisations".
This new deal allows 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 is also designed 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.
“There’s never been a more important time for smart, courageous coverage of what’s happening in the world” remarked James Harding, BBC director of news and current affairs. “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.
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.”
Added CBS News president David Rhodes: “CBS News is completely committed to original reporting around the world - a commitment clearly shared by the BBC. There’s no better partner to strengthen and extend our global coverage than BBC News. I look forward to working with James Harding as we increase the capabilities of both organisations.”