Last week, Vice announced the launch of their own cable channel, which in our opinion, is going to give network TV another run for their money. Headed up with the support of such directors like Spike Jonze, we can anticipate a new look at what is entertainment, news, humor, fashion, sports, and cultural coverage. This is one of the most thrilling moves in entertainment we’ve seen in a very long time.
Congratulations to VICELAND.
Over the past several years we’ve been making tons (thousands) of videos and documentaries for you, devoted to the topics and the subjects that you find most important, weird, or just plain funny.
Today we are thrilled to announce our latest venture – VICELAND – a 24-hour cable channel featuring hundreds of hours of new programming. We’ve been shooting and cutting for months, and we can’t wait to share with you our vision of what television should look like. The new shows are awesome. When we started making them, collaborating with our friends in the extended VICE family, we really didn’t know how they would come together to create a TV channel. But when we saw what we had, we knew we were onto something really special.
Spike Jonze has been working with us on the new channel and he said it best: “It feels like most channels are just a collection of shows. We wanted VICELAND to be different, to feel like everything on there has a reason to exist and a strong point-of-view. Our mission with the channel is not that different from what our mission is as a company: it’s us trying to understand the world we live in by producing pieces about things we’re curious about, or confused about, or that we think are funny.”