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Vice rejigs 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 […]

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 […]

Vice sets Oz launch, UK channel struggles

Vice will launch its TV channel is Australia next month, as part of its global rollout. In Australia it will be a free-to-air service run in partnership with public broadcaster SBS. A November 15 launch date has been set and Vice said its director, Spike Jonze, will oversee the channel. Ahead of the launch Vice […]

Viceland appoints Leidner for unscripted

Nomi Ernst Leidner has been upped at Vice Media and will oversee unscripted development at the Viceland channel. Leidner has been promoted from exec producer, a role in which she oversaw production on Vice series including Gaycation, States of Undress, and Woman with Gloria Steinem. Prior to Vice, the programming exec in development at the […]

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 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 […]

Viceland channel names team

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 […]