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Vice plans scripted push after $450m investment

North American millennial content giant Vice Media has received US$450 million from investment firm TPG, and plans to use the funds in part to push into scripted programming. Vice CEO Shane Smith (below) told CNBC to deal values Vice at US$5.7 billion. Part of the investment will go on establishing Vice Studios, which will produce […]

David Ellender hires for new prodco

David Ellender has recruited Quan Phung who will join Slingshot Global Media, the former FremantleMedia boss’ recently-formed prodco. Phung most recently worked at US indie Bluegrass Television. Before that he was at News Corp. (now 21st Century Fox). While at News’ US broadcast network Fox he developed How I Met Your Mother and My Name […]