VICELAND to launch on TalkTalk TV (Channel 338) from March 27th 2018
Partnership marks the latest in a number of UK distribution deals from VICELAND, as youth channel continues to bolster multi-platform presence and reach
VICELAND, the lifestyle and entertainment TV channel from VICE Media, has announced it will launch in the UK on TalkTalk TV (Channel 338) from 27th March, as the network readies a number of new distribution deals for 2018. Bringing its award-winning programming to TalkTalk subscriber homes, the new deal will exist in addition to VICELAND’s on-going partnership with Sky (Channel 157), as well as OTT services NowTV and TVPlayer.
TalkTalk TV customers can choose from a wide range of VICELAND’s original programming which showcases international and locally-produced UK premieres. Q2 Channel highlights include: Grammy winning hip-hop artist 2 Chainz’s exploration of excessive spending in “Most Expensivest”; and drag comedy series “The Trixie & Katya Show” starring “RuPaul’s Drag Race” breakouts Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova.
The channel also features UK productions, including comedian Jamali Maddix’s exploration of extremist groups and controversial figures in Hate Thy Neighbour seasons 1 & 2; Grace Neutral’s tattoo travelogue Needles & Pins and Clive Martin’s insight into global party cultures in Big Night Out.
CJ Fahey, General Manager, VICELAND EMEA & APAC commented: “2018 marks an exciting year for VICELAND in the UK, as we drive forward our commitment of delivering youth-focused, original content to audiences everywhere. We’re delighted to have the support of TalkTalk in bringing us closer to achieving this, and look forward to showcasing our programming to new viewers.”
Aleks Habdank, Managing Director, TalkTalk TV, said: “VICELAND is leading the way with their original and exciting factual programming and adding them to our growing roster of content partners means we’re delivering more of what really matters to our customers – the very best TV on their terms.”
Following the launch of TalkTalk’s new multiscreen platform, VICELAND will be available to watch through the set top box and via the TalkTalk TV app across multiple devices; making it even easier for customers to watch VICELAND at home or on the go.
Embodying the spirit of VICE, VICELAND will continue to take young audiences across the globe to offer a contemporary take on youth cultures, covering music, food, identity, fashion, sports and more.
For Further Information:
Anna Dack, VICE Media
Maxine Sackey, Consumer PR Manager
VICELAND is an international television network owned and programmed by global youth brand, VICE Media. Launched in the US and Canada in February 2016 under the direction of Eddy Moretti and Academy Award-winning writer/director Spike Jonze, the channel has since confirmed it’s plans to launch across key international territories. To date, VICELAND channels are broadcast in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, France, Australia, New Zealand, Sub-Saharan Africa, Israel and Benelux, with programming blocks also available in Latin America, Spain and Portugal.
The VICELAND network extends to both linear and digital platforms, creating high quality, original programming produced in-house, as well as commissioned globally and locally. Everything at VICELAND has a reason to exist and a strong perspective. Boasting Emmy Award-nominated shows, the channel has built a reputation for housing culturally relevant content for young people, with strong international perspectives covering music, food, news, technology, sex, fashion and more.
TalkTalk is the UK’s leading value for money telecoms provider, offering landline, broadband, TV and mobile services. It launched in 2003, shaking up the market with unlimited free calls between customers. TalkTalk customers enjoy totally unlimited broadband, fixed price plans and free security and privacy features as standard. In 2012 TalkTalk TV was launched to challenge expensive rivals and the award-winning TV service quickly became Britain’s fastest growing, with over 1.3 million customers.