Public TV gets new news program


WLIW-TV New York announced plans to launch a new international daily news program for public television stations this fall. The program, with a working title of “Your World Tonight,” will replace WLIW’s distribution of “BBC World News.” The BBC has focused on promoting another newscast which it produces for its own US cable channel.

“After collegial discussions with the BBC about our differing views on content and distribution, we mutually decided to end distribution of the BBC World News when our contract expires in October,” said Terrel Cass, President and General Manager of WLIW New York.

Marc Rosenwasser has been hired as Executive Producer of the new half hour daily program, which will combine expert commentary from leading analysts with news reports from around the globe. In addition to its broadcasts on public television stations, the newscast will be delivered on a number of other platforms, including the Internet, podcasts, mobile devices and other new media.