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Vice bets big on news as Studios arm lines up Netflix, Amazon projects

Vice Media Group’s head of international Dominique Delport is betting big on the youth brand’s news division, which is set for international expansion alongside its latest asset, women’s publisher Refinery29.   Speaking to the UK’s Broadcasting Press Guild on Thursday (28 November), Delport proclaimed that “news is back” and that there is renewed scope for […]

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 […]

Showtime swoops for HBO’s cancelled Vice news show

US cable channel Showtime has picked up news magazine series Vice following its HBO cancellation. The ViacomCBS-owned channel has swooped for rights to the 13-part programme, which will debut next spring. HBO pulled the plug on the show, Vice News Tonight, back in June, ending a seven-year relationship with Vice. The series was nominated for […]

Vice to explore Hype Culture for China’s Tencent Video

Vice Studios is making a new series for Chinese online platform Tencent Video, which explores ‘Hype Culture’ around the globe. The 8×25-minute series will look at how various young tribes define their identity across the world. Beyond China, production will take place in Japan, India, the UK, Germany, USA, Russia, Nigeria, and Jamaica. Vice says […]

Vice strikes content deal with Singapore’s Mediacorp

Singapore’s Mediacorp has signed a deal with Vice that will see the youth skewing company’s digital and TV content brought to a new Singapore audience. Mediacorp will carry curated video series on its digital entertainment destination, Toggle. Shows will include the VICE Reports, The Cute Show and 10 Questions You Always Wanted To Ask (left) […]

Vice Studios UK hires director of unscripted development

Former Darlow Smithson exec Steven Bricknall has boarded Vice Studios UK as the fledgling production outfit looks to expand its development pipeline. The exec has joined as director of unscripted development, a newly created role. Reporting into Vice Studios UK creative director Yonni Usiskin, he will lead the production arm’s development slate for factual and […]

Comedy Central snaps up Vice sitcom

Comedy Central UK has snapped up rights to Viceland scripted comedy Bobby And Harriet Get Married. Produced by Stu Richards’ Rockerdale Studios, the reality sitcom combines scripted elements around the real marriage of stars and comedians Bobby Mair and Harriet Kemsley, who plan their nuptials across the six-part show. Guest stars include the couple’s friends […]

Snap bets on local originals and media partnerships

Snap has revealed a slate of new UK shows coming to its platform through partnerships with the likes of Sky and Vice as it pivots away from commissioning producers.   Rami Saad, head of international content partnerships for Snap, revealed 16 new localised titles from The Guardian, The Culture Trip, Gleam Futures and long-term partners Sky […]

October Films hires Vice exec for topical titles

October Films has hired Vice’s Neil Breakwell as head of topical programmes. In the newly created role, Breakwell will develop and executive produce new programming with a particular focus on live shows, fast response documentaries, younger skewing formats and integration across digital platforms. Breakwell was previously VP of news and current affairs at Vice Studios. […]

C4 takes 900 hours of Vice content to All4

Channel 4 (C4) and Vice have partnered to launch more than 900 hours of Vice’s long-form content on VOD service All4. The 200 hours of new programming, joining 700 hours of content from the Vice library, will appear on C4’s VOD service in a Vice branded hub later this year. Titles available on-demand will include: […]

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