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Vice Media teams up with Guardian

Vice Media has teamed up with the UK’s Guardian newspaper in a strategic partnership that will provide Vice with access to original investigative news reporting from a unit of dedicated Guardian journalists, and the Guardian with access to Vice’s video production skills, distribution platform and audience, according to the pair. The partnership will include co-branded […]

Viacom has ‘no interest’ in Vice

Viacom has no interest in Vice Media and will not move for a stake in the hipster brand. An earlier US report had said interim Viacom boss Bob Bakish was interested in Vice, in part to demonstrate there is a strategy in place for Viacom if the mooted merger with CBS does not happen. Bakish, […]

Viacom’s Bakish ‘eyes Vice stake’

New Viacom boss Bob Bakish is interested in buying into Vice, the millennials-focused media company The New York Post reported  that Bakish – who was upped from Viacom’s international chief to interim company CEO last month in the wake of Philippe Dauman’s departure – wants to acquire an unspecified stake in Vice. The youth brand […]

Vice names international channels chief

Viceland International has a new president. James Rosenstock has been promoted from his executive VP, international post. He will also remain head of corporate development. In his new post, he will oversee the global Viceland networks, which have been rolling out in recent months. Rosenstock joined Viceland parent Vice Media in 2015 from Discovery Communications, […]

Viceland launches in UK on Sky and Now TV

Viceland, the new linear TV channel from Vice Media, has launched in the UK on Sky’s pay TV platform and its Now TV OTT TV service. The channel, helmed by Hollywood director and producer Spike Jonze, will be available 24 hours a day, with a diet of lifestyle and entertainment programming aimed at a young […]

Viceland moves into late-night programming

US cable channel Viceland has entered the late night programming space for the first time, ordered a series from rapper Tyler the Creator, and another from filmmaker Ondi Timoner. The late night series will be Desus & Mero, which is based on a web show of the same name and a podcast from The Bodega Boys, […]

Vice CEO: global media headed for ‘chaos’

Vice Media chief executive Shane Smith used his MacTaggart lecture last night in Edinburgh to claim the television and wider media world is set for a “bloodbath” of M&A activity and a “dose of chaos” as new business models emerge. Smith said that the changing digital landscape meant “mainstream media companies” – which he categorised […]

Viceland UK unveils programming line-up

The upcoming British pay TV channel Viceland UK will feature series from emerging British talent, plus a number of US originals that have already played in North America. The UK feed of Vice Media’s linear TV channel has commissioned four unscripted shows. These are Big Night Out, Hate for Beginners – Jamali Maddix, Needles & […]

Vice Media buys Garage Magazine, plans video channel

Vice Media has bought a majority stake in the art, architecture, fashion and design-focused title Garage Magazine. With the deal, Vice said that it plans to “significantly grow” the print publication’s online presence through a new video-driven digital channel. While Garage’s bi-annual print run will continue, Vice said that the new digital channel will feature […]

Vice confirms 51 international channel launches

Vice Media’s programming has found distribution in 44 new territories, making a major step forwards for its linear Viceland channel. Vice had previously revealed plans to launch its services in 12 territories following linear net Viceland’s US debut this year, but will in fact be in 51 following today’s announcement of the batch of new […]