Viceland


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A+E promotes CFO to COO

US-based cablecaster A+E Networks has promoted CFO David ‘Digger’ Granville-Smith to COO. In the expanded post, which sees him keep his chief financial officer role, Granville-Smith will report to A+E CEO Nancy Dubuc. He currently oversees all financial functions for A+E networks such as A&E, Lifetime and History, and production wing A+E Studios, the latter […]

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 […]

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 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, […]

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 […]