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BBC replaces ABC with CBS

UK pubcaster the BBC is ending its news and current-affairs deal with ABC in the US after striking a new partnership with CBS.

The CBS agreement allows both organisations to share video, editorial content and additional news-gathering resources in New York, London, Washington and around the world. It starts immediately and replaces the BBC’s previous arrangement with ABC News.

CBS and the BBC said their new deal would also allow for “efficient planning of news-gathering resources” to increase the content of each broadcaster’s coverage of world events.

James Harding, BBC director of news and current affairs, said the partnership “is designed to bring our audiences – wherever you live, whatever your point of view –d news that is reliable, original and illuminating.”

CBS News president David Rhodes added: “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.”

Harding added that the BBC’s relationship with ABC had been “long and fruitful” and thanked the company “for many years of hard work and expertise.”

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