VICELAND Content Heads to Spain & Portugal


AMC Networks International Iberia and VICE have entered into a partnership that will see VICELAND’s Emmy-winning television programming air in Iberia starting this November.

The content will be available as part of a daily branded block in Spain (Odisea Channel) and Portugal (Odisseia Channel). Available in more than 9 million households across Iberia, the new block will air two hours of VICELAND’s premium original programming strands daily from 10:30 p.m. Broadcast series will also be made available through VOD and catch-up services. The agreement with AMC Networks International Iberia is the latest in a number of projected international deals, which will see VICE content reach 80 territories by the beginning of 2018.

At launch, VICELAND programming will be made up of themed entertainment strands spanning culture, travel, food, crime, music, sports, technology and more. Programs will include originals such as Action Bronson’s culinary series F*ck, That’s Delicious, Ellen Page’s Emmy-nominated docuseries Gaycation, Michael K. Williams’ investigative series Black Market and Vice World of Sports.

James Rosenstock, the president of VICELAND International and chief corporate development officer of VICE Media, commented: “Having launched VICE Spain ten years ago, we’re delighted to partner with AMC Networks International Iberia to deepen our regional commitment and introduce even more of VICE’s best culture, music, fashion and food programming to Iberian youth audiences. This is the start of what we’re confident will be an expanding partnership, as we bring VICELAND’s award-winning programming to Iberia on every screen.”

Eduardo Zulueta, the president of AMC Networks International Iberia & Latin America, said: “The agreement with VICELAND will allow us to grow into a type of content that perfectly fits with Odisea, bringing a new perspective to the world of the documentary genre, hand-in-hand with one of the most unique brands in television right now. This new cooperation between Odisea and VICELAND will allow audiences in Spain and Portugal to enjoy a new focus and perspective in the world of documentaries.”