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BBC Studios Productions hires Vice Media Group’s Kate Ward to lead factual

BBC Studios (BBCS) Productions has hired Vice Media Group’s Kate Ward as MD of its factual operations. Ward, who has been president of Vice’s global studios operation since 2019 and has led Pulse Films since its founders’ exits earlier this year, will oversee all BBCS’s factual production units and partnerships, with responsibility across strategy, pipeline and production […]

Greece’s Antenna Group eyeing Vice Media acquisition

Vice Media is reportedly in talks to be acquired by longtime commercial partner Antenna Group. US reports suggest the company has been exploring sale options since abandoning plans to go public via a merger with 7GC & Co Holdings last year. The Wall Street Journal also previously reported talks between Vice and Group Black. Antenna […]

News round-up: NATPE confirms physical Miami event; Endemol Shine Boomdog names scripted chief; LADstudios names production head; FilmRise true crime order

NATPE confirms physical Miami event The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) has confirmed its Miami-based event will take place in person, from 18 to 20 January next year. The event, which went virtual last year, will include attendees from around the globe and an extensive event schedule that will be announced soon. NATPE […]

Vice looks to serve ‘global identity’ as youth audience expands

Vice Media is looking to serve a “global identity” as it ramps up local programming that can resonate around the world. Speaking at NEM Dubrovnik, Vice’s global head of distribution Bea Hegedus said the company had expanded its focus to offer shows that would attract not just the millennial audience, but also younger viewers from […]

Hulu hires MTV Entertainment exec as unscripted director, expands Vice deal

Disney-owned US streamer Hulu has expanded appointed an MTV Entertainment exec as its director of unscripted original series. Dane Joseph’s remit includes oversight of all unscripted originals for the streamer from development to production. Joseph, who reports into Hulu’s head of unscripted and docs Belisa Balaban, was most recently VP of development at MTV and […]

C4 supercharges true crime with new strand & raft of deals

UK pubcaster Channel 4 is launching a true crime programming strand across its linear and streaming services and is stocking it with a raft of new commissions and acquisitions. True Crime on 4 will run across on demand service All4 and linear offering Channel 4, with two new commissions – Murder In The Alps and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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