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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.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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