KCET extends BBC News agreement

Station to continue air daily newscast

Los Angeles independent pubcaster KCET has extended its distribution agreement with the BBC to air syndicated daily newser “BBC World News America.”

In addition to the Katty Kay-anchored new halfhour, KCET will also continue to air selected BBC World News bulletins.

“This partnership will play a vital role in showcasing both our flagship U.S. newscast ‘BBC World News America’ and our 24/7 channel, BBC World News — and will complement our agreements with major U.S. cable operators,” said Richard Porter, controller English of BBC Global News.

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