HBO announced on Monday that the award-winning Vice News Tonight has been cancelled, ending its seven-year collaboration with the millennial-focused Vice Media, which is implementing sweeping modifications across its organisation.
“We’ve decided not to renew Vice News Tonight after this season,” an HBO spokesperson said in a statement.
The 30-minute news program premiered in 2016, airing nights on HBO in order to provide spectators with context for the greatest tales of the day.
Led by Josh Tyrangiel, executive news vice president at Vice Media, Vice News Tonight has earned several prizes, including four Emmys for covering the Charlottesville Unite the Right Rally and one Emmy for covering ISIS activists.
At a moment of major upheaval for Vice Media, news of its cancellation emerges. In its second quarter income report, the Walt Disney Company revealed that it had written down its $353 million Vice Media stake.
Vice also canceled Vice Live in April, after failing to attract an audience, just weeks after his debut. The business laid off 10 percent of its employees in February, or around 250 employees.
Tyrangiel said he would leave the business at the end of the month in an email to staff. He said he enjoyed working at Vice Media every minute and was able to use a break before considering his next step.
Dubuc defined Vice News as the company’s “pillar” and one of the general brand’s “increasing meaning and power.” A Vice Media spokeswoman added to CNN Business that the cancellation of “Vice News Tonight” will not result in any layoffs.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Hulu was working on a news-centered series by Vice Media. A individual familiar with the issue verified that a show is in manufacturing for CNN Business.