European news broadcaster Euronews is to become Euronews NBC and could possibly be overhauled.
The channel has been kinda unique in how it reports the news; it has no news anchors and instead just plays story after story. The upside to this format is that it can be broadcast in a dozen or so European languages pretty much effortlessly, requiring stories to simply be redubbed in the local language without needing multiple sets and anchors running simultaneously.
From a really interesting NYT article on the changes:
NBC’s 25 percent stake in Euronews means that the network can, at long last, tap into an international market. This will enable it to compete more aggressively with CNN, which has a robust international presence (Euronews will be renamed Euronews NBC). Founded in 1993, the network has more than 400 journalists and is broadcast in 13 languages.
First thing which came to my mind when I read this is the potential for an international version of MSNBC, in similar vein to CNN having a domestic and international service.