HBO is ending its partnership with a media company and canceling a show that has been a fixture on the pay-cable channel. According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO canceled “Vice News Tonight” and ended its seven-year relationship with Vice Media.
The moves come amid a shakeup at Vice News under CEO Nancy Dubuc. THR reports that Josh Tyrangiel, the architect of “Vice News Tonight,” will exit Vice this summer.
“Amid the changes at Vice News … Dubuc has tapped Jesse Angelo, the former chairman and CEO of The New York Post, for a newly created role overseeing news, television and digital at Vice,” THR reports. “She announced the staffing changes in an email to Vice employees Monday morning.”
THR adds: “The shakeup comes one year into Dubuc’s tenure as CEO. News is among her five focus areas at the company, which also include cable network Viceland and the editorial sites under Vice Digital. Angelo’s hiring, she explained, will allow her to strengthen the relationship between those three divisions.”
Vice News is expected to work on expanding its global footprint through domestic and international partnerships, with Angelo tapped to oversee the expansion.