Vice applications will stay on streaming service Hulu within the U.S. after Vice Distribution, the worldwide distribution arm of the youth-skewing media model, renewed its licensing partnership with the Disney-backed SVOD.
The deal covers greater than 130 hours of Vice programming, and continues a partnership struck in 2019, when Vice reveals first landed on Hulu. The businesses then struck a more formal pact last year, for 100 hours of Vice TV originals. In addition they beforehand partnered on the launch of Vice on Hulu’s reside streaming service.
The brand new deal sees the renewal of most titles which might be already accessible on Hulu, together with 50 hours of latest programming which might be being added to the platform.
Vice smartly expanded into distribution in July 2020 with a brand new international distribution and licensing group, headed by former ITV Studios government Bea Hegedus. The outfit is meant to maximise the worth of Vice IP, together with programming from Vice TV. The enterprise sits underneath Vice Studios.
The choice of programming from Vice TV heading to Hulu is comprised of true crime, factual documentary, leisure and life-style, and produced by in-house manufacturing outfit Vice Studios, in addition to 44 Blue Productions, Railsplitter Photos, Perception Productions, Citizen Cranium and Rock Salt Releasing. New reveals embrace “Darkish Aspect of Soccer,” “Darkish Aspect of the 90s” and one-off documentary “Vice Versa: Chyna” (pictured), in addition to the latest seasons of “Darkish Aspect of the Ring” and “Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia.”
Hegedus, international head of distribution for Vice Media Group, mentioned: “We’re delighted to increase our partnership with Hulu, who share our ardour for impactful, premium factual programming. We sit up for bringing our latest hit titles to Hulu whereas persevering with to supply our standard library titles, as we see viewers demand enhance for Vice content material around the globe.”
Vice Distribution, which is now one yr previous, has a listing of over 1,000 hours of programming from throughout Vice Media Group. The fledgling outfit just lately launched a FAST channel on the Roku Channel and Samsung TV Plus, and have partnerships with Discovery Plus, Pluto TV, Roku, All 4 and SBS Australia. Content material offers are additionally in place with Bell Media in Canada and AMC Worldwide in Iberia.
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