Vice Media


Investors open ‘new chapter’ by closing Vice Media acquisition

Vice Media Group has formally closed its US$350m sale to a consortium of former lenders, led by Fortress Investment Group, Soros Fund Management and Monroe Capital. The deal, first announced in June, came a month after Vice filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy following a lengthy but ultimately fruitless search for a buyer that led to the company unveiling a raft of […]

Fortress Investment Group set to take control of Vice Media

Vice Media Group is set to be acquired for US$225m by Fortress Investment Group, the company’s largest creditor. The deal, which comes a month after Vice filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York, will see Fortress, Soros Fund Management and Monroe Capital taking control of the company. The trio’s bid is covered by their existing loans […]

Vice Media reportedly preparing to file for bankruptcy

US-Canadian youth-skewing digital firm Vice Media Group is preparing to file for bankruptcy, it has been reported. The news comes just days after the company unveiled a raft of “painful but necessary” cuts to staff and programming, with flagship show Vice News Tonight being axed and around 100 team members to be let go. Vice Media Group is home […]

Vice Media names Dubuc replacements, closes French office

Vice Media Group has appointed existing Vice executives Bruce Dixon and Hozefa Lokhandwala as co-CEOs following the departure of Nancy Dubuc. Lokhandwala has been chief strategy officer at Vice since October 2018, while Dixon has been chief financial officer since 2021 and was previously CFO of Vice Studios. Following the departure of Dubuc, the pair […]

Dubuc steps down as CEO of Vice Media Group

Nancy Dubuc has stepped down as CEO at Vice Media Group, following a five-year tenure. Vice, which is currently looking for a buyer, joined the youth-skewing company in 2018 following a two decade-long stint at A+E Networks, where she rose to become CEO. Her arrival at Vice followed a flurry of allegations against its founder […]

Vice Media to launch news FAST channel

Vice Media is launching a new FAST channel dedicated to content from its Vice World News brand, DTVE sister title TBI has learned. The news channel will launch “very soon”, according to the group’s exec MD of distribution, Bea Hegedus, with the roll-out set for the US first. It will offer programming that is “adjacent” […]

Vice Media in talks over sale to Greece’s Antenna Group

Vice Media is reportedly in talks to be acquired by longtime commercial partner Antenna Group. According to reports from Reuters and The New York Times, the company has been exploring sale options since abandoning plans to go public via a merger with 7GC & Co Holdings last year. The Wall Street Journal also previously reported […]

M6 strikes AVOD deal with Vice Media

France’s M6 has struck a deal with Vice Media to include the latter’s content on its 6play AVOD offering. Vice’s international distribution arm will provide over 100 hours of content for the platform, which targets the 15-34 age group. Titles provided by the programmer include a number of francophone offerings such as Thérapie, a series […]

Vice Media expands into AVOD with Roku

Vice Media Group has launched its first FAST (Free Ad-supported Streaming TV) channel on the Roku platform.  The channel, which premieres today on The Roku Channel, the home of free and premium TV on the Roku platform, will feature premium series and documentaries covering culture, entertainment, food, tech, sports and news from across Vice Media […]

Vice TV moves to Amagi cloud

Vice Media’s Vice TV network has migrated its UK and French channels to Amagi’s virtual cloud playout platform. The move means that all international services of Vice TV channels covering APAC and EMEA are now fully managed by Amagi. For Vice TV, Amagi deployed Cloudport, its cloud-based channel playout platform. Using the Amagi cloud platform […]

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