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Australia’s SBS Viceland sets November launch date

The Australian version of Viceland will launch Nov. 15. As previously reported, the multi-platform youth-focused company partnered with SBS Australia to launch Vice Media’s linear TV channel. The free-to-air network is called SBS Viceland and ...
October 4, 2016

The Australian version of Viceland will launch Nov. 15.

As previously reported, the multi-platform youth-focused company partnered with SBS Australia to launch Vice Media’s linear TV channel.

The free-to-air network is called SBS Viceland and will replace SBS 2 on TV and online.

SBS Viceland’s schedule has yet to be revealed, but it will continue to air SBS 2 news, sports and entertainment alongside Vice-produced programs overseen by filmmaker Spike Jonze. It is owned and operated by SBS and will draw upon both the Vice and SBS creative teams for programming.

SBS 2 launched in 2009 as a replacement for SBS World and airs the flagship news program The Feed during weeknights.

The Canadian/American media company launched in Australia in 2003 and has been producing editorial and video content across digital channels spanning news, culture, music, fashion, tech and sports.

Viceland debuted in the United States through a partnership with A+E Networks in February. Its programming includes Gaycation featuring Ellen page and Ian Daniel (pictured), Huang’s World with Eddie Huang, F*ck, That’s Delicious with Action Bronson and Weediquette with Krishna Andavolu.

The UK version of linear TV net Viceland began broadcasting exclusively via Sky Sept. 19.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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