Vice Media Group

Vice Distribution recruits Discovery exec for APAC sales

Vice Distribution has appointed Discovery exec Elise Ching as sales director for APAC, as the youth-skewing brand looks to further expand its FAST offerings. Ching joins the global sales and content licensing arm of Vice Media Group this month and will be responsible for maximising the value of the Vice brand in the region. She […]

Blue Ant Int’l hires Vice Media alum for sales & acquisitions

Blue Ant International has appointed Vice Media Group exec Sarah Hussain as director of sales and acquisitions for the Middle East, Africa, Benelux and ancillary sales. Hussain will be responsible for all sales activity in these markets including pre-sales, content licensing and partnerships while also supporting acquisitions. Based in London, Hussain has a dual reporting […]

Exclusive: Vice Media to launch news FAST channel

Vice Media is launching a new FAST channel dedicated to content from its Vice World News brand, TBI has learned. The news channel will launch “very soon”, according to the group’s exec MD of distribution, Bea Hegedus, with the roll-out set for the US first. It will offer programming that is “adjacent” to breaking news […]

Chatterbox hires Vice Media exec as production head

UK factual prodco Chatterbox has appointed Vice Media Group’s Rosie Taylor as head of production. Reporting to Chatterbox co-founder Ali Quirk, Taylor takes up her role with immediate effect and is responsible for overseeing the company’s growing slate of factual content for broadcasters and platforms, as well as supporting company operations and introducing processes to […]

Vice Media Group hires financial advisors to explore sale

US-based Vice Media Group, which includes a studio, distribution division and the recently acquired UK prodco Pulse Films, is exploring a sale, according to reports. The Nancy Dubuc-led firm, which was valued at $5.7bn in 2017, is hoping to sell the entire business outright ­– and several buyers have apparently expressed early interest – but […]

M6 AVOD 6play acquires ‘Thérapie’, ‘Real Par Soul Sisters’ & more in Vice content deal

French media group M6 has acquired more than 100 hours of factual content, following an agreement with Vice Distribution, the global sales and licensing arm of Vice Media Group. The deal will see entertainment, investigative documentary, travel, food and true crime launch shows from Vice launch on M6’s AVOD platform, 6play. Titles available on the platform will […]

Pulse Films founders exit as Vice Media Group completes acquisition

Thomas Benski and Marisa Clifford, the founders and CEOs of London-based Pulse Films, are stepping down after 16 years of leading the company. Their departure from the firm comes six years after they sold a controlling interest to Vice Media Group, which has now completed that acquisition, prompting their exit. The prodco will continue as […]

Vice Media embraces AVOD in US with new Pluto TV deal

Pluto TV has struck a deal that will see more than 200 hours of programming from Vice Media Group become available on the ViacomCBS-owned AVOD in the US. The deal, struck via sales arm Vice Distribution, will see 215 hours of non-scripted programming such as Dark Side Of The Ring and Cyberwar become available on multiple Pluto TV […]