Vice Media

New players set for MIP Digital Fronts

The second MIP Digital Fronts will include the likes of AwesomenessTV, Collective Digital Studio and New Form Digital. Machinima, Screen Australia and Vox Media will also present their latest digital content wares at the event, which debuted last year during MIPTV. This year’s event, which runs from April 15-16 in the Cannes’ Palais des Festivals, […]

Sky channels launch on Snapchat

UK satcaster Sky has launched two content channels on the new Snapchat Discover platform for Sky News and Sky Sports. Sky will use the Snapchat service to publish daily editions of content featuring six to 10 ‘snaps’, using a combination of images, video and text – including long form articles. With the rollout, Sky becomes […]

Snapchat signs up TV partners for Discover launch

Mobile messaging service Snapchat has partnered with a host of major TV broadcasters and publishers to launch a new in-app feature called Snapchat Discover. Discover will let Snapchat users explore stories from different professional editorial teams, with media partners already signed up to the service including National Geographic, Vice Media, Yahoo News, Comedy Central, CNN, […]

Raine eyes media investment with Freston hire

Global merchant bank The Raine Group has hired former Viacom CEO Tom Freston as its eyes investments in media, entertainment and lifestyle companies. Freston’s hire as a senior advisor came as Raine completed fundraising of its second equity growth fund, Raine Partners II. The round came in at US$850 million, almost double the US$400 million […]

Vice and Rogers team for C$100m Canadian studio

Youth content brand Vice Media and communications giant Rogers are joining forces to create a new C$100 million (US$89.2 million) Canadian studio that will make factual and entertainment content for TV, the internet and mobile devices. The pair will also launch a Vice TV channel in Canada. Vice will have creative control of the studio’s […]

A+E beats Time Warner to $250m Vice stake

A+E Networks will acquire a 10% stake in hipster content brand Vice Media, beating off competition from Time Warner, according to various reports. Disney-Hearst joint venture broadcaster A+E is likely to announce the deal this week, with a value of US$250 million placed on it. This means Vice is worth US$2.5 billion, more than US$1 […]

Brazil’s Gloob inspects Pumpkin Reports

Brazilian children’s channel Gloob has pre-bought a European-Asian animated coproduction from Spanish producer-distributor Motion Pictures. The net has bought Pumpkin Reports, 6-10-targeted comedy from Motion, Italian audio post house Sample and Malaysian studio Young Jump Animation. Furthermore, it is understood Middle Eastern broadcaster MBC is set to acquire the show, which will go out via […]

Maker Studios hires UK boss

Maker Studios, the digital content and channels specialist that is being acquired by Disney, has appointed its first UK managing director. Dan’l Hewitt has taken the newly-created role and joins from Voower, the digital advertising marketplace he cofounded. Prior to that he was at hipster digital brand Vice Media and he has also worked at […]

FremantleMedia poaches Syco’s Hebden

FremantleMedia UK is replacing former interactive boss Peter Cassidy with Syco Entertainment executive producer, digital, Kat Hebden. The exec will become head of interactive for FremantleMedia UK Interactive. In the role, she’ll focus on building digital activities by developing production capabilities and growing FremantleMedia’s online channels portfolio. She’ll also work alongside the firm’s Digital & […]

Vice, FremantleMedia cook up foodie web channel for hipsters

Vice and FremantleMedia have joined forces to make culinary content for a new hipster food channel. Producer and distributor FremantleMedia and youth brand Vice will co-develop programming for the new online service, which was described by the partners as ‘a multichannel food platform for a millennial audience’. FremantleMedia is expected to sell the resulting content […]