PBS' ‘Nightly Business Report' purchased by private company

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New York—”Nightly Business Report,” a program produced by PBS affiliate WPBT-TV in Miami, was acquired last week by NBR Worldwide, a privately held company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Nightly Business Report,” which has been aired for more than 30 years, is carried by about 250 PBS affiliates and reaches about 500,000 viewers nightly

NBR Worldwide said it plans to expand the “Nightly Business Report” brand via social media, new distribution arrangements, licensing and by launching, a new companion website to

“We are extremely excited about expanding the opportunities available with the program while at the same time fully preserving and maintaining the mission and tradition of education and quality news reporting that have made both ‘Nightly Business Report' and PBS such great successes,” Mykalai Kontilai, chairman-CEO of NBR Worldwide, said in a statement.

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