Sky to launch Viceland in NZ

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Global youth media company Vice has signed a deal with Sky TV to bring its new “critically acclaimed” 24-hour channel Viceland to New Zealand later this year.

Overseen by Oscar-winning film director Spike Jonze, the channel will feature culture, music, sports, fashion, and technology – the fare typically covered in Vice print magazine (with a decidedly youthful slant).

The channel will be programmed, developed and produced entirely in-house by Vice’s creative team, and the channel will be available for all Sky customers as part of the basic package.

“The appeal of Viceland is undeniable,” said Sky director of content strategy & delivery Megan King.

“That’s why we felt it was crucial to offer the service on as many screens as possible from launch. From the linear broadcast, to the channel streaming on Sky Go, as well as the opportunity to catch up on key shows on Sky On Demand, and mobile.”

Vice ANZ MD Michael Slonim said: “This is a huge move for us in the New Zealand market. In Sky, we have a formidable partner to pave a new way for smart and curious Kiwis to experience the full breadth of VICE’s unique storytelling.”

About Vice Media
Vice is the world’s preeminent youth media company and content creation studio. Launched in 1994, it now operates in over 30 countries and distributes its programming to viewers across digital, linear, mobile, film and socials. Vice includes an international network of digital channels; a television and feature film production studio; a magazine; a record label; an in-house creative services agency; a book-publishing division; and a newly launched US and Canadian TV network, Viceland.

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