HBO Pulls The Plug on Vice News

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We have some bad news for those of you that were fans of Vice News on HBO.

HBO says it is ending its weeknight newscast produced by Vice Media.

The AP writes that the "Vice News Tonight" telecast started three years ago with the goal of hooking younger viewers into the nightly news habit through the company's signature immersive style.

Nina Rosenstein, HBO's executive vice president of programming, said Monday HBO had to make a decision about staying in business with Vice since its current deal ends in September.


Vice says it hopes to keep the newscast going with another distributor. But the company announced that Josh Tyrangiel, the company's executive vice president who launched the newscast, will be leaving Vice.

HBO also ended a weekly newsmagazine produced by Vice a year ago.

Vice is currently in production with Hulu on a new, news-oriented program, according to an executive at Vice who spoke on condition of anonymity because the project hasn't been announced yet.