Vice Media strikes sports content deal with ESPN

Vice Media and ESPN have agreed a sports content deal that will see each provide content for the other’s channels. Hipster brand Vice has been seen as a challenger to sports net ESPN with sports content featuring on its linear Viceland channel and on its online offerings. ESPN is owned by Disney, itself an investor […]

Ex-MTV, Fox content studio execs join Vice

The head of Fox-owned producer ADHD Studios and a former MTV creative director have joined Vice Media’s new cable channel in senior posts. Nick Weidenfeld and Cristián Jofré have become president of programming and creative director at Viceland and Viceland International, working under the network’s co-presidents Spike Jonze and Eddy Moretti and general manager Guy […]

Viceland to launch in France with Canal+

Vice has partnered with Canal+ Group to launch a French version of its TV network Viceland via the CanalSat platform later this autumn. The launch, which was announced by Vice’s chief creative officer Eddy Moretti at MIPTV this morning, marks a further rollout for the channel, which debuted in the US and Canada in February […]

Former Discovery exec to run Vice’s Euro channels

Hipster brand Vice has hired Arjan Hoekstra to run its fast-growing channels operation. Hoekstra took over running Discovery Asia from Tom Keaveny in 2014 before exiting last March. Prior to that he was in charge of sports net Eurosport in Asia. At Vice he oversee the expansion of Viceland, the linear channel Vice has launched […]

Viceland launching in UK, Ireland on Sky

Vice Media’s new linear TV channel is launching in the UK and Ireland on pay TV platform Sky in Spetember on a non-exclusive basis. The 24-hour Viceland will be offered to Sky’s basic tier customers live, on-demand and through mobile TV service Sky Go, and through SVOD offer Now TV. Selected Viceland programmes will be […]

Vice targets native ads for Viceland network

Vice Media and A+E Networks’ new US TV network, Viceland, will reportedly run less traditional adverts and up the amount of native ad content on the channel to appeal to its young demographic. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Vice’s chief creative officer and the co-president of Viceland, Eddy Moretti said: We are […]

Viceland names management team ahead of launch

Vice and A+E’s new TV network, Viceland, will be led by Vice creative director, Spike Jonze, and chief creative officer, Eddy Moretti, as co-presidents. Announcing the management team ahead of the channel’s February 29 launch, Vice said that A+E executive Guy Slattery will also join as Viceland’s general manager. Jonze and Moretti will oversee all […]

AT&T platforms to carry Viceland channel

AT&T’s US platforms are to carry the upcoming A+E Networks-backed cable channel Viceland as part of a wider distribution agreement. Viceland will be available of both the AT&T U-verse TV service and through DirecTV, which AT&T acquired for US$48.5 billion last year. Viceland, which Vice Media will operate with the backing of A+E, is replacing the H2 […]

Vice’s ‘Viceland’ to replace A+E’s H2 in US

A+E Networks and Vice Media have confirmed reports that the pair will launch a Vice-branded channel as a joint venture. The new 24-hour youth-oriented channel, provisionally titled Viceland, is expected to launch early next year and will replace A+E Networks’ existing H2 service. The channel will be available in about 70 million homes at launch. […]