CBS News on Thursday announced a new "editorial and newsgathering relationship" with BBC News "that will significantly enhance the global reporting capabilities of both organizations," the networks said in a joint statement.
“CBS News is completely committed to original reporting around the world — a commitment clearly shared by the BBC,” said CBS News President David Rhodes. “There’s no better partner to strengthen and extend our global coverage than BBC News. I look forward to working with James Harding as we increase the capabilities of both organizations.”
“There’s never been a more important time for smart, courageous coverage of what’s happening in the world,” said BBC Director of News and Current Affairs James Harding. “This new partnership between the BBC and CBS News is designed to bring our audiences — wherever you live, whatever your point of view — news that is reliable, original and illuminating.
"Our ambition is to deliver the best in international reporting on television. We’re really looking forward to working together.”
Sharing of content between CBS News, headquartered in New York ,and BBC News, headquartered in London, will begin immediately.
"Additional newsgathering components will be rolled out in the coming months," according to the announcement.
CBS and the BBC have worked together in the past, most notably when iconic reporter Edward R. Murrow of CBS News broadcast many of his World War II reports from the BBC’s London headquarters.