HBO is entering the business of daily newscasts. Reuters reports that the pay cable net and Vice Media are expanding their partnership in an arrangement that the report says will include “daily newscasts and more weekly series and specials.
“Vice’s half-hour show on weekdays will present news reports from journalists in bureaus around the world, the first time HBO has offered a daily newscast,” Reuters reports. “The weekly Vice series will expand from 14 to 35 shows a year, exploring current issues and unrest around the world.”
Vice is also expected to produce 32 specials over the span of four years.
In a statement, Vice founder and CEO Shane Smith said: “This deal, simply put, allows Vice the freedom to go after any story, anywhere we find it, and to do so with complete independence.”