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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, […]

Pulse promotes pair for production

Pulse Films has promoted Claire Wingate and Isabel Davis for expanded production posts. Wingate has moved to London-based Pulse’s LA office after being promoted to senior VP, production and operations. She will divide her time between LA, New York and London, supporting international growth plans and Pulse’s partnership with its parent, Vice Media. As director […]

Viceland hires ex-Talpa exec to lead Benelux

Vice Media has appointed a former Talpa Media and Twitter executive to helm the upcoming launch of linear channel Viceland in the Benelux region. Stefan Tieleman (pictured) has been named general manager of Viceland Benelux. He’s responsible for the launches of the youth-skewed network in the Netherlands on the Ziggo pay TV platform and in […]

Viacom has ‘no interest’ in Vice

Viacom has no interest in Vice Media and will not move for a stake in the hipster brand. An earlier US report had said interim Viacom boss Bob Bakish was interested in Vice, in part to demonstrate there is a strategy in place for Viacom if the mooted merger with CBS does not happen. Bakish, […]

Vice’s first non-English channel rolls next week

The French version of Viceland will launch on November 23, marking the first time the hipster brand has launched a non-English-language linear channel. The French channel will reach six million viewers and be carried exclusively as part of the Canal+ Group’s pay TV offerings. The launch was announced at MIPTV, with full details emerging this […]

Vice names international channels chief

Viceland International has a new president. James Rosenstock has been promoted from his executive VP, international post. He will also remain head of corporate development. In his new post, he will oversee the global Viceland networks, which have been rolling out in recent months. Rosenstock joined Viceland parent Vice Media in 2015 from Discovery Communications, […]