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Vice and Kwese partner on South African production hub

Econet Media and Vice Media have announced plans to launch a new bureau and production studio in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Kwesé Vice joint venture will focus on developing, producing and distributing local content and original video programming – both for Kwesé Vice’s channels and third party platforms. The venture is due to launch in 2018 […]

Viceland to launch in Israel

Global youth media company Vice will launch its 24-hour television network, Viceland, in Israel later this month. The channel will be carried by Partner Communications’ newly created TV platform, Partner TV. Viceland programming will be made accessible as part of its next-gen OTT service. At launch, Viceland Israel programming will include: docuseries Jungletown (created by […]

Globosat buys into Vice Brazil in expansion push

Vice Media and Globosat will partner to expand the Vice brand’s local presence across online, mobile and linear in Brazil. Under the agreement, Globosat will take a significant minority stake in Vice Brazil, and see Vice grow its portfolio of youth focused digital channels and library of original video content. The partnership between Vice and […]

Vice plans scripted push after $450m investment

North American millennial content giant Vice Media has received US$450 million from investment firm TPG, and plans to use the funds in part to push into scripted programming. Vice CEO Shane Smith told CNBC to deal values Vice at $5.7 billion. Part of the investment will go on establishing Vice Studios, which will produce “scripted […]

Antenna Group agrees Viceland distribution deal

Antenna Group has signed a deal with Vice Media to become the exclusive distributor of original content from the Viceland TV channel across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Antenna Group’s international distribution arm, Antenna International Enterprises, will represent more than 300 hours of original Viceland content across CEE territories including Russia, Greece, Romania, Croatia and […]

Viceland extends reach in Benelux

Vice Media’s lifestyle and entertainment channel Viceland has extended its reach in the Benelux region through a carriage deal with Belgian telco Proximus. Viceland will be available on the Proximus TV platform in Wallonia from June 1, and will be available in Flanders and Brussels on a separate channel. At launch in Wallonia, subtitled and dubbed […]

Vice lines up short-form scripted content

Vice Media has ordered a slate of short-form scripted content from New York-based digital studio Blackpills. Pulse Films, which Vice acquired last year, will also produce additional content associated with the pact. The Blackpills shows will be distributed on a new video-focused Vice digital site, video.vice.com in the US. Productions from Luc Besson, Zoe Cassavettes […]

Vice targets Asia with major mobile expansion

Vice Media is making a major mobile push, expanding its offerings in a bid to reach “hundreds of millions of new mobile subscribers” around the world. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this morning, Vice founder and CEO, Shane Smith, said the deals include a vast rollout in Asia Pacific in partnership with mobile […]

Vice reorganises Viceland management

Vice has upped Derek Freda and Guy Slattery to co-presidents of its Viceland cable net, with Eddy Moretti stepping back into his previous role as chief creative officer. Spike Jonze, like Moretti one of the founders of the hipster brand, will take on an expanded role under the new structure, becoming co-chief creative officer. Freda […]

Viceland hires ex-Talpa exec to lead Benelux

Vice Media has appointed a former Talpa Media and Twitter executive to helm the upcoming launch of linear channel Viceland in the Benelux region. Stefan Tieleman (pictured) has been named general manager of Viceland Benelux. He’s responsible for the launches of the youth-skewed network in the Netherlands on the Ziggo pay TV platform and in […]