Viceland


Hulu signs up A+E Networks for live TV service

Hulu has struck a deal with A+E Networks to stream the channel operator’s six networks as part of its forthcoming streamed TV offering. The deal adds live and on-demand streaming access to the A&E, History, Lifetime, LMN, FYI and Viceland cable networks. Hulu has already reached agreements with CBS Corporation, 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company and […]

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 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 […]

Viceland launches in Africa with Kwesé TV

Vice Media’s Viceland channel is launching in Africa in an exclusive tie-up with new pay TV entrant Kwesé TV, owned by Econet Media. Under the deal, Kwesé TV will add Viceland to its pay TV offering across sub-Saharan Africa, with content also available via Kwesé’s new catch-up TV service as well as its Android and […]

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 […]

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’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 […]