Vice News Will Produce Daily Newscast for HBO

By Mark Joyella 

HBO and Vice Media have announced a “major news partnership” that will bring a daily, thirty-minute Vice News broadcast to HBO five nights a week. “Together with HBO, we will expand our news offerings to viewers everywhere, creating HBO’s first-ever daily newscast, producing hard-hitting specials…and expanding our weekly news round-ups from around the world,” said Shane Smith, founder and CEO of Vice Media.

A start date for the newscast was not announced.

The agreement also call for the addition of a Vice News-branded channel on the HBO NOW streaming service, and four-year commitment to air Vice-produced news specials on HBO through 2018.