NBC, Japanese link up for news

January 07, 1991|By ASSOCIATAED PRESS

NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC News and Nippon Television Networ agreed recently on a joint newsgathering venture, the third agreement this year between a U.S. network news division and a Japanese broadcaster.

NBC News will have exclusive U.S. rights to all Japanese and international news material of NTV, NBC said.

In return, NTV, with which NBC has had a working relationship for almost 40 years, will get exclusive rights to news material from the NBC News Channel, the 24-hour affiliates' news service that NBC will start on New Year's Day.

The Japanese network will be the News Channel's first overseas affiliate, NBC said.

The agreement comes at a time when NBC, CBS and ABC's news divisions are trying to reduce costs of their overseas news operations.

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