CBS News and BBC News have formed an editorial and newsgathering alliance to share video, content and journalism staffers in New York, London, Washington and key bureaus throughout the globe.
David Rhodes, CBS News president, noted that both organizations share a commitment to original reporting.
He expects the tie-up will increase the capabilities of each partner. No layoffs are anticipated.
The deal flows from a link-up that CBS and BBC had during the US presidential campaign.
CBS will end its relationship with Sky News, which is being acquired by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, while the BBC will drop its connection with Walt Disney Co.’s ABC.
In his memo to staffers, Rhodes said the opportunity to “partner with one of the world’s largest news organizations was too compelling not to make this change.”
The BBC is eager to increase its US coverage, especially during the Trump White House.