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 […]

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, […]

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 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 […]

Viceland announces first scripted series

Vice’s linear TV channel, Viceland, has ordered its first scripted series through the Canadian feed of the network. Nirvanna the Band the Show will comprise one of six new series from Canada that the network, which Vice operates locally with Rogers Media, has commissioned. The others are 16-part doc series Cyberwar, skateboard ten-partner Abandoned, eight-part Dead Set on Life, Indigenous […]

Vice appoints head of content

Vice Media has upped Ciel Hunter to its US-based head of content. Hunter, who started as an intern at Vice eleven years ago, has been promoted from executive creative director.  She replaces Alex Miller who is returning to London to become creative director, Viceland EMEA.  In her new role at Vice, Hunter will oversee the […]

New EMEA appointments for Viceland

Vice Media’s youth-focused channel Viceland has made a series of senior EMEA appointments ahead of planned launches in the UK, Ireland and France later this year. The channel has named Debi Roach as vice-president, TV production EMEA, Cam Levin as vice-president, brand, EMEA and Dan Louw as vice-president, development, UK. Roach has overseen productions for terrestrial […]

Vice announces 20 TV channel ambitions

Vice Media CEO Shane Smith said that the company would launch 20 TV channels around the world this year, at company’s Digital Content NewFronts event in New York on Friday. Smith, who began his short speech by lying on the floor and concluded it by singing a cover of Sham 69’s 1978 punk hit If […]