Vice closes France office, names finance duo as co-CEOs to replace Nancy Dubuc

Vice Media Group is closing its office in France and has named finance execs Bruce Dixon and Hozefa Lokhandwala as its co-CEO’s, replacing the outgoing Nancy Dubuc. Lokhandwala has been chief strategy officer at Vice since October 2018 and a JP Morgan banker before that, while Dixon – a former BBC Studios finance director – […]

Vice Media CEO Nancy Dubuc steps down after five years

Nancy Dubuc has stepped down as CEO at Vice Media Group, following a five-year tenure. Vice, which is currently looking for a buyer, joined the youth-skewing company in 2018 following a two decade-long stint at A+E Networks, where she rose to become CEO. Her arrival at Vice followed a flurry of allegations against its founder […]

Vice bets big on news as Studios arm lines up Netflix, Amazon projects

Vice Media Group’s head of international Dominique Delport is betting big on the youth brand’s news division, which is set for international expansion alongside its latest asset, women’s publisher Refinery29.   Speaking to the UK’s Broadcasting Press Guild on Thursday (28 November), Delport proclaimed that “news is back” and that there is renewed scope for […]

Vice Media names Studios president, COO as Refinery29 co-founders step down

Vice Media has appointed a president for its Studios division and promoted one of its existing execs to become chief operating officer, following the completion of its deal of female-skewing digital publisher Refinery29. Refinery29 co-founders and co-CEOs Philippe von Borries and Justin Stefano are stepping down to move into advisory roles following completion of the […]

Vice buys women’s media publisher Refinery29

Vice Media has acquired female-skewing digital publisher Refinery29. The latter business will report into Vice Boss and former A+E Networks exec Nancy Dubuc, who joined Vice in 2018. Dubuc said the deal demonstrated how Vice was “doubling down on the power of brand, voice and experience – things our audience puts trust in – as […]

Turner leads $45m Refinery29 investment

Turner has led a US$45 million funding round in female-focused lifestyle site Refinery29, with additional participation coming from Scripps Networks Interactive. The investment will see Refinery29 “supercharge” its growing video production business across a range of new formats and channels. Turner and Refinery29 will also work together to create and develop content for Turner networks […]

Comcast debuts YouTube rival Watchable

US media giant Comcast has launched its ‘YouTube killer’, Watchable, a streaming site that debuts with videos from around 30 partners. Ad-funded Watchable has gone live in beta, with Comcast describing it as “a new, cross-platform video service that curates a selection of the best content from popular online video networks and shows in an […]