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Vice rejigs Viceland management

Vice has upped Derek Freda and Guy Slattery to co-presidents of its Viceland cable net, with Eddy Moretti stepping back into his previous role as chief creative officer. Spike Jonze, like Moretti one of the founders of the hipster brand, will take on an expanded role under the new structure, becoming co-chief creative officer. Freda […]

Viceland lines up March launch for Netherlands

Vice’s linear TV channel, Viceland, will launch in the Netherlands on March 1 via Liberty Global-owned pay TV operator Ziggo. The launch is part of Vice’s expansion into the Benelux region, with the youth lifestyle and culture channel to also go live via Telenet in Belgium on the same day. The Dutch version of the channel will […]

People Just Do Nothing set for the US

People Just do Nothing has been picked up by Vice’s TV channel in the US, and the prodco behind the show has told TBI it is working up an American version of the British comedy. Viceland, Vice’s linear cable net, picked up People Just Do Nothing for its 2017 line-up, marking the first time it has acquired […]

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, […]

Viacom’s Bakish ‘eyes Vice stake’

New Viacom boss Bob Bakish is interested in buying into Vice, the millennial-focused media company. The New York Post reported that Bakish – who was upped from Viacom’s international chief to interim company CEO last month in the wake of Philippe Dauman’s departure – wants to acquire an unspecified stake in Vice. The youth brand […]

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 […]

Pulse and Vice staff up

Vice-backed producer Pulse Films has hired Davud Karbassioun for a new role, global president of commercials and branded entertainment. He joins from the BBH agency where he was chief production officer, and will work alongside co-founders Thomas Benski and Marisa Clifford (pictured with Karbassioun on right). Initially based in London, he will relocate to LA next […]

Viceland to launch in the Netherlands in 2017

Vice’s linear TV channel, Viceland, will launch via Liberty Global-owned operator Ziggo in the Netherlands next year. Vice said that the youth lifestyle and culture channel will go live in the first quarter of 2017 – initially via Ziggo, but with “further distribution” due to follow later in the year.  Viceland NL will air a […]

Vice sets Oz launch, UK channel struggles

Vice will launch its TV channel is Australia next month, as part of its global rollout. In Australia it will be a free-to-air service run in partnership with public broadcaster SBS. A November 15 launch date has been set and Vice said its director, Spike Jonze, will oversee the channel. Ahead of the launch Vice […]

Vice ‘to launch channels in 20 countries’

Vice Media CEO Shane Smith said that the company will launch 20 TV channels around the world this year, at company’s Digital Content NewFronts event in New York on Friday. Smith, who began his short speech by lying on the floor and concluded it by singing a cover of Sham 69’s 1978 punk hit If […]