CBS and BBC form global news-gathering partnership

July 13 (UPI) — CBS News in the United States and BBC News in Great Britain say they have formed an editorial and news-gathering partnership intended to expand their global reporting capabilities.

The announcement was made Wednesday by CBS News President David Rhodes and BBC Director of News and Current Affairs James Harding.

“CBS News is completely committed to original reporting around the world — a commitment clearly shared by the BBC,” Rhodes said in a statement. “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,” added 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.”

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