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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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