HBO cancels daily news show ‘Vice News Tonight’

Just ahead of the 2016 presidential election, HBO announced its plans to carry a nightly news show courtesy of Vice News, called “Vice News Tonight.” That show is now being canceled, which puts an end to HBO’s seven-year-long relationship with the new media brand Vice Media, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter out…

HBO cancels daily news show ‘Vice News Tonight’

Just ahead of the 2016 presidential election, HBO announced its plans to carry a nightly news show courtesy of Vice News, called “Vice News Tonight.” That show is now being canceled, which puts an end to HBO’s seven-year-long relationship with the new media brand Vice Media, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter out on Monday.
HBO and Vice had expanded their relationship over the years, with a 2013 deal for a weekly news magazine, “Vice,” plus multiple documentary specials and, later, the launch of the nightly news program.
The goal with “Vice News Tonight” was to reach a younger audience that had grown “increasingly skeptical of daily broadcast news,” Vice explained in its announcement at the time of launch.
The media company argued that the nightly news format hadn’t changed in roughly 60 years, but the way younger viewers consumed information has. They no longer watch nightly news out of obligation, but because the show has earned their time and attention, the company said.
The program grew to reach an audience of more than 500,000 viewers per episode and won five Emmys, but still faced a ton of competition in the broader news market.
The show also meant to appeal to younger viewers who have cu
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