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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

BBC to Take On CNN

LOS ANGELES () -- The British Broadcasting Corporation is set to announce plans to create a U.S. cable television news network, the Hollywood-based paper Daily Variety said.

The trade paper's Tuesday edition said the venture will be called BBC World and will consist of news reports, magazine shows, documentaries and informational programing produced in Britain. The paper quoted sources as saying the BBC is targeting the service to compete with CNN International, which Turner Broadcasting System Inc is launching in the U.S. early next year.