I thought news was "a report of recent events." Merriam-Webster still defines it as such. A program planned months in advance doesn't strike me as something a true news division would be broadcasting.
Earth 2100 won't be a report of any actual "events" either. Instead, "ABC is inviting people from around the world to bring the future to life. We are asking you to use your imagination to create short videos about what it would be like to live through the next century if we stay on our current path." (Emphasis added.) These imagined images will be used with projections of ABC's selected experts to create their program.
Fiction reported as "news." Up is down. Black is white.