Vice Media

Vice Media Group heralds “new chapter” as $350m acquisition closes

Vice Media Group has formally closed its $350m sale to a consortium of former lenders, led by Fortress Investment Group, Soros Fund Management and Monroe Capital. The deal, first announced in June, came a month after Vice filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy following a lengthy but ultimately fruitless search for a buyer that led to […]

‘Curation & niche appeal’ to drive FAST uptake as sector extends appeal

FAST execs including Vice Media’s Bea Hegedus and Samsung’s Richard Jakeman have said curation of channels and appealing to those with niche interests are key factors to ensure the market flourishes. Hegedus, who was speaking at the DTG Summit in London, said that clear brand identity and curation were vital factors to driving growth in […]

Vice Media CEO Nancy Dubuc steps down after five years

Nancy Dubuc has stepped down as CEO at Vice Media Group, following a five-year tenure. Vice, which is currently looking for a buyer, joined the youth-skewing company in 2018 following a two decade-long stint at A+E Networks, where she rose to become CEO. Her arrival at Vice followed a flurry of allegations against its founder […]

TBI Weekly: Five key takeaways from the Media & Entertainment Leaders Summit

From TikTok overtaking the advertising revenue of Meta and YouTube combined, to Vice’s expansion in FAST and a call for clarity over the future of UK pubcasters from Banijay’s Patrick Holland, this week’s Media & Entertainment Leaders Summit (MELS) provided numerous talking points. TBI reflects on five key stories. The week kicked off with news […]

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 […]

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