Saturday, April 28, 2018

BBC World News adds a VICE News This Week slot to its weekend schedule for global viewers.

The BBC is adding news from VICE Media to its schedule for BBC News, with the programme VICE News This Week that will be broadcast on BBC World News on weekends from today.

Starting on 28 April, VICE News This Week will show a compilation of segments from VICE News Tonight that is broadcast in America on the Viceland channel, and will now be shown worldwide on BBC World News (DStv 400 / StarSat 256 / Cell C 501).

VICE News Tonight started in October 2016 and is produced by Vice Media for America's HBO channel in America. VICE's content and its TV channel are aimed at millennial viewers and specialise in visceral documentaries and programming.

VICE News This Week, a repackaged show of the daily show made for HBO, will be shown on BBC World News on Saturdays at 14:30 and 18:30 and on Sundays at 07:30 and 20:30 (South African time).

"I am delighted that we are partnering with VICE to bring VICE News This Week to our global audiences on BBC World News," says Jim Egan, the CEO of BBC Global News in a statement.

"Complementing our own award-winning international coverage, the program will give our viewers a unique perspective on issues in the United States and around the world."

Josh Tyrangiel, the 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 honoured to be part of its offering."