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Vice Media opens India offices

Vice Media has opened its first offices in India, the nation set to become “the youngest country in the world” by 2020. New offices in Mumbai and Delhi will host full-scale Vice operations, including a local offering of Virtue Worldwide, Vice’s in-house creative agency, and a full-service content production studio, Vice Studio, producing local news, […]

Vice confirms Dubuc will replace Smith as CEO

Vice Media’s CEO Shane Smith has confirmed A+E Networks’ Nancy Dubuc will succeed him at youth-skewed media brand, calling them a “modern day Bonnie and Clyde” partnership. Smith (pictured right) is to transition to executive chairman when Dubuc (below left) takes up her new role as CEO after leaving cable channels group A+E in April. […]

Dubuc ‘set for Vice’ after A+E exit

Nancy Dubuc is leaving her post as president and CEO of A+E Networks and is set to replace Shane Smith as chief executive of Vice Media. A+E’s chairman emeritus and former CEO, Abbe Raven, will return as acting chair while a replacement is found, with Dubuc (pictured right) leaving her post on April 16. It […]

Vice president on leave after allegations

Vice Media president Andrew Creighton has been placed on leave as the youth-skewed entertainment and news brand investigates allegations over his behaviour. Vice’s chief digital officer, Mike Germano, has also been put on leave while separate claims over his actions are explored, according to a memo from CFO and COO Sarah Broderick seen by TBI. […]

Vice opens Asia Pac HQ with Simon as CEO

Youth-focused Vice Media has is opening as Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, with global general manager Hosi Simon leading the operation. Vice Asia Pacific will comprise the Singapore HQ, plus offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland and Jakarta. Additionally new offices are opening in Mumbai and Delhi. Simon (pictured) has been named CEO of […]

Sniderman joins Blue Ant from Vice’s Pulse

Blue Ant Media has added to its senior management team by bringing in Sam Sniderman from Vice Media-owned Pulse Films. Sniderman has been named global head of commercial affairs at the Toronto-based broadcast, production and distribution company. His hire comes soon after Blue Ant acquired David Haslingden’s Racat Group. He was previously global COO and […]

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 […]

Ex-MTV reality chief joins Viceland

US cable channel Viceland has hired former MTV reality boss Lauren Dolgen as its head of West Coast development. She will oversee production and development in LA for the channel, which in the US is a joint venture between Vice Media and A+E Networks. Dolgen left MTV last year during a period that saw a […]

Vice lines up short-form scripted

Vice Media has ordered a slate of short-form scripted content from New York-based digital studio Blackpills. Pulse Films, which Vice acquired last year, will also produce additional content associated with the pact. The Blackpills shows will be distributed on a new video-focused Vice digital site, video.vice.com in the US. Productions from Luc Besson, Zoe Cassavettes […]

Kwesé adds AMC and Scripps nets

New African pay TV platform Kwesé TV has struck deals with AMC Networks and Scripps Networks Interactive to boost its growing content line-up. Econet Media-owned Kwesé TV has struck a deal with AMC to provide a version of the AMC Channel on the platform bringing shows such as Fear the Walking Dead (pictured), Breaking Bad, […]

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