NBC News has officially announced its partnership with Comcast-owned, UK-based Sky News — in a bid to take on CNN, Page Six has learned.
Andy Lack and Deborah Turness used the annual NBC News town hall event to unveil the worldwide news network, which will launch in 2020.
The two news bosses — Lack in NYC and Turness in London — showed off a sizzle reel with NBC talent Richard Engel, Keir Simmons and a bunch of other reporters, including Andrea Mitchell and Jacob Soboroff.
And despite it being an election year, Turness, head of NBC News International, said the network will not focus on President Trump — nor Brexit and new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
A source told us that while CNN is rolling back its bureaus, the NBC/Sky network — which has not yet been given a name — will expand from its London base.
The source said: “CNN is pulling back content and bureaus — it’s fair to say NBC and Sky are taking advantage of this.”
When asked about Turness’ comments, the source added: “It will deliver on the promise of a global news network.”
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