A+E Networks to Rep VICELAND Content


NEW YORK: A+E Networks is building on its partnership with VICE Media, securing the distribution rights to present more than 300 hours of VICELAND content in select markets.

A+E Networks will be offering VICELAND titles at MIPTV such as Gaycation, in which Ellen Page and her best friend, Ian Daniel, set off on a journey to explore LGBTQ cultures around the world, and Weediquette, which sees VICE correspondent Krishna Andavolu explore these heady times by meeting people whose lives hang in the balance of our new pot paradigm. Also launching at MIPTV are Desus & Mero, featuring Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, a.k.a. the Bodega Boys, delivering their opinions on politics, sports, entertainment and other subjects they don’t really know about, and Black Market, which sees Michael K. Williams explore underground economies in America and around the world.

“VICE’s content delivers a compelling and unique voice to our diverse library of exceptional programming that reaches sought-after young and upscale audiences,” said Edward Sabin, executive managing director of international for A+E Networks. “This deal furthers our relationship with VICE and underscores our ambition to strengthen and grow the content offerings brought to market by our best-in-class sales team.”

“As we continue to expand our presence worldwide and bring our multiplatform content to dozens of new territories, this partnership with A+E Networks is an important aspect of our growth strategy,” added James Rosenstock, the president of VICELAND International and chief corporate development officer. “This expanded partnership will bring our innovative VICELAND content to even more young viewers across the globe, and also create an additional revenue stream for our growing television business. We’re very excited to be working with the world’s leading program sales distributor in A+E.”