BBC and CBS join forces for news reporting

BBC News and CBS News have announced a partnership for newsgathering which ends their current deals with ABC and SKY, respectively.

This new deal, effective immediately, allows both organisations to share video, editorial content, and additional newsgathering resources in New York, London, Washington and around the world.

James Harding, BBC Director of News and Current Affairs, says: “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.”

David Rhodes, CBS News President, says: “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.”


  1. I’ve always thought the partnership between Sky News Australia and CBS was an odd one. Considering our Sky also has ABC (US) and CNN as partners in America, as well as a defacto relationship with Fox News given their new ownership. I wonder if CBS would look to dump Sky here as well?

  2. BBC News content on TEN? “Ten has an exclusive contract with CBS News for international news coverage” – Wikipedia. TEN b/casts “CBS This Morning” at 4:30am, m-f.

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