HBO, Vice Will Launch Daily Newscast as Part of 4-Year Content Pact

March 26, 2015 8:09 PM

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HBO, Vice Will Launch Daily Newscast as Part of 4-Year Content Pact

Time Warner’s HBO and upstart content outlet Vice Media will launch a five-day-a-week newscast on the premium cable outlet as part of a new four-year content pact, the two companies said Thursday, the latest signal of growing audience interest in new kinds of news and current-events programming.

Under terms of the deal, HBO will run a daily half-hour “Vice” newscast for 48 weeks per year. The program is likely to launch sometime in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to a person familiar with the agreement. The cable network also gave a four-year extension to Vice’s weekly documentary se...

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