BBC Global News and VICE partner to bring VICE News This Week to BBC World News
Complementing our own award-winning international coverage, the programme will give our viewers a unique perspective on issues in the United States and around the world.Jim Egan, CEO of BBC Global News
BBC Global News and VICE Media today announced a partnership that will see a new weekly programme, VICE News This Week, air on BBC World News in over 340 million households around the world. Beginning this Saturday, April 28, VICE News This Week will air every weekend on the channel. It will also air on VICE owned and operated digital channels.
VICE News This Week is a compilation of segments from VICE News Tonight, the Peabody and Emmy award-winning half-hour nightly newscast from VICE Media and HBO. Since its inception in October 2016, VICE News Tonight has successfully re-imagined the nightly news, abandoning the anchor and news desk format for a modern approach to news and current affairs with compelling rare-access, on-the-ground reportage coupled with an innovative and diverse approach to storytelling.
Fresh from winning a Peabody Award this week and with an Emmy win in only its first year on air, VICE News Tonight has provided audiences with a series of hard-hitting, original reports across a breadth of global and domestic issues, from its in-depth coverage of the fight to push back ISIS in Mosul, to the chaos and rebirth of societies across the Middle East, to the ever-shifting geopolitical landscape under President Trump and the major debates dividing the United States from gun laws, immigration, education, civil rights and the environment. VICE News Tonight’s agenda-setting coverage of the white supremacy movement in America has also garnered global attention for its groundbreaking and multi-award winning reporting of the Charlottesville rally.
Jim Egan, CEO of BBC Global News, says: “I am delighted that we are partnering with VICE to bring VICE News This Week to our global audiences on BBC World News. Complementing our own award-winning international coverage, the programme will give our viewers a unique perspective on issues in the United States and around the world.”
Josh Tyrangiel, Executive Vice President of VICE News, says: “We’re chuffed - I think I used that right - to be partnering with BBC Global News to bring our Peabody and Emmy-winning journalism to hundreds of millions of homes around the globe. The BBC is the gold standard, and Vice News is truly honored to be part of its offering.”
The first episode of VICE News This Week launches on Saturday 28 April and will be shown at 12.30am and 4.30pm (GMT) and on Sunday 29 April at 5.30am and 6.30pm GMT.
BBC News also won a Peabody award this week for its coverage of the Rohingya refugee crisis. BBC World News, the BBC’s commercially funded international 24-hour English news platform, is available in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, and over 454 million households and 3 million hotel rooms.