BBC News has shifted allegiances when it comes to U.S. television networks, with the announcement today that the organization is entering into a new partnership with CBS News.
The deal ends BBC’s long-running agreement with ABC News to share reporting and resources in the U.S., the AP reports.
“CBS News President David Rhodes said Thursday the deal with the BBC gives the network access to an organization that is larger and more comprehensive than Sky News, which had been its British partner,” the AP reports. “He said it does not mean CBS will be looking to cut back on its own staff.”
The BBC thanked ABC for “a long and fruitful partnership,” with a BBC spokeswoman noting that the U.K.-based network has worked informally with CBS in recent years.
“ABC News has recently hired two BBC News personalities, Ian Pannell and James Longman,” the AP notes.