British press weighs in on Beeb-WLIW split

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“The idea that we don’t see our future intertwined with public television and radio is absolutely not true,” says Michele Grant, the executive vice-president for news and sport at BBC Worldwide America, in a Guardian article about the British broadcaster’s loss of the U.S. distribution deal for its nighty news program via New York’s WLIW. The Guardian reports that the deal “broke down partly because the US channel wanted to combine BBC content with US content to produce a tailored programme for US viewers.” A Guardian blogger also weighs in with a commentary.