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Mediacorp announces content sourcing innovations with VICE and Wattpad

Singapore’s Mediacorp has used the APOS event in Bali, Indonesia to unveil three new partnership announcements, including a high-profile content supply arrangement that will bring it a raft of digital and TV content from youth media brand VICE. Mediacorp said it will bring VICE content into its growing portfolio of digital assets, and carry curated […]

Vice Media close to signing Delport as international chief

Vice Media is close to naming Vivendi content chief Dominique Delport as its international chief, charged with leading the company’s expansion in international markets. Variety reported that Delport was in advanced negotiations to join Vice, reporting to recently appointed CEO Nancy Dubuc when she takes over the chief executive role from Shane Smith. According to […]

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 […]

Viceland lines up March launch for Netherlands

Vice’s linear TV channel, Viceland, is due to launch in the Netherlands on March 1 via Liberty Global-owned pay TV operator Ziggo. The launch is part of Vice’s expansion into the Benelux region, with the youth lifestyle and culture channel to also go live via Telenet in Belgium on the same day. The Dutch version of […]

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 […]

Vice’s first non-English channel rolls next week

The French version of Viceland will launch on November 23, marking the first time the hipster brand has launched a non-English-language linear channel. The French channel will reach six million viewers and be carried exclusively as part of the Canal+ Group’s pay TV offerings. The launch was announced at MIPTV, with full details emerging this […]

Viceland to launch in the Netherlands in 2017

Vice’s linear TV channel, Viceland, will launch via Liberty Global-owned operator Ziggo in the Netherlands next year. Vice said that the youth lifestyle and culture channel will go live in the first quarter of 2017 – initially via Ziggo, but with “further distribution” due to follow later in the year. Viceland NL will air a […]

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 […]

WPP boss predicts Google and Facebook ad ‘duopoly’

The CEO of advertising giant WPP, Martin Sorrell has predicted that Google and Facebook will be its two biggest media investments by 2018. Speaking alongside Vice Media CEO Shane Smith at German trade show Dmexco, Sorrell described Google and Facebook as a “duopoly” that will soon account for 75% of digital advertising and incremental digital […]

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