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Nat Geo, Vice Media ink Lat Am partnership

National Geographic Partners and youth brand Vice Media have inked a content partnership for Latin America. Vice has been commissioned to produce Explorer (w/t),  a 14-part investigative series that looks at ...
January 18, 2018

National Geographic Partners and youth brand Vice Media have inked a content partnership for Latin America.

Vice has been commissioned to produce Explorer (w/t),  a 14-part investigative series that looks at some of the contemporary issues that impact people living in the largest cities of Latin America.

Different hosts will explore topics such as the pollution in Mexico City, the waste management in São Paulo and the contamination of Riachuelo river in Buenos Aires.

Shooting for Explorer is planned to begin in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico in 2018.

Additionally, Nat Geo Partners has picked up a content bundle of Vice’s original series for #NG PWR! — a new programming block aimed at millennials, which premieres in February.

At launch, Vice content will include: Huang’s World — a show featuring U.S. chef and restaurateur Eddie Huang as he explores multiculturalism through food; Tattoo Age – an inside look at the craft of tattooing; Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia (pictured) – an investigative series into the history, chemistry and societal impacts of  drugs; Nuts & Bolts – a how-it’s-made show hosted by rapper Tyler, The Creator; and Black Market - a show where actor Michael K. Williams uncovers the world’s largest illegal economies.

The new programming deal will see Vice content available in over 50 million homes across Latin America, excluding Brazil.

This partnership comes in the midst of significant global expansion for Vice, who over the past year, inked global deals spanning Brazil (Globosat), The Middle East, and India (Times of India).

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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