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 […]

Tubi and Vice strike content deal

Tubi and Vice have signed an exclusive content deal to debut eight Tubi Original documentaries. The Cult of Elon leads the slate which follows the story of Elon Musk and Tesla’s success, examining his path to becoming one of the most influential (and controversial) businessman by creating an immensely powerful cult of personality. The remaining […]

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 launches FAST channel on Tubi

Vice Distribution, the sales arm of Vice Media Group, has launched its FAST channel on Fox’s AVOD streamer Tubi. The new partnership includes 200 hours of programming from across Vice made available on Tubi for the first time and comes a year after the youth-skewing firm launched VICE FAST. Bea Hegedus, global head of distribution […]

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, 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 […]

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