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Vice gets weekly BBC World News slot

US youth media brand to showcase its news of the week to BBC international audiences.

Starting Saturday 28th April, Vice News This Week will show a weekly compliation of reports from Vice News Tonight, offering a non-traditional approach to US and world news to the 340 million households who have access to BBC World News outside of North America.

Since launching on HBO in October 2016, the Emmy and Peabody award-winning Vice News Tonight has re-imagined US nightly news shows, abandoning the anchor and news desk format with what is described as "an innovative and diverse approach to storytelling".

In addition to broadcasts on BBC World News, Vice News This Week will also be broadcast across Vice Media's own digital channels. The programme will not be shown on the BBC for viewers in North America.

Announcing the launch of Vice News This Week on BBC World News, Jim Egan, CEO of BBC Global News, said:
 “I am delighted that we are partnering with Vice to bring Vice News This Week to our global audiences on BBC World News. Complementing our own award-winning international coverage, the programme will give our viewers a unique perspective on issues in the United States and around the world.”

Josh Tyrangiel, Executive Vice President of Vice News, added:
“We’re chuffed - I think I used that right - to be partnering with BBC Global News to bring our Peabody and Emmy-winning journalism to hundreds of millions of homes around the globe. The BBC is the gold standard, and Vice News is truly honored to be part of its offering.”

Vice News This Week premieres on BBC World News on Saturday at 00:30 GMT and repeated at 16:30 GMT. Further repeat showings take place at 05:30 and 18:30 GMT on Sunday. The programme is not shown on the BBC in North America, and the 18:30 GMT Sunday showing excludes viewers in Latin/South America.

BBC World News is not broadcast on UK digital TV platforms, and Vice News This Week will not be shown on the BBC News Channel in the UK.