Extra: VICE, C4 partner on streaming hub; Boxfish takes “Life on Duty”

Channel 4, VICE ink streaming deal Channel 4 and VICE have partnered on a deal which will see over 200 hours of new programming and more than 700 hours of content ...
June 5, 2018

Channel 4, VICE ink streaming deal

Channel 4 and VICE have partnered on a deal which will see over 200 hours of new programming and more than 700 hours of content from VICE’s library available on-demand on All 4.

The new VICE branded hub will launch later this year, with titles including Jamali Maddix’s docuseries Hate Thy Neighbor (pictured), travel docuseries Gaycation with Ellen Page, Michael K William’s Black Market, global fashion series States of Undress, and its current affairs and news strand.

All 4 will also showcase new VICE content, and marks the first time that All 4 will host content from a non-Channel 4 brand.

The VICE hub will be available on All 4 across all 26 platforms that All 4 is available on.

“Life on Duty” to be adapted in Brazil, Argentina

Gil Formats has finalized deals with Boxfish to produce localized adaptations of Life on Duty in Brazil and Argentina.

The factual entertainment format follows characters from several emergency services, while showcasing the brutal days and nights, and the sacrifices they make to their private lives in order to save the lives of others.

This is the latest deal for the format after recent deals with the U.S.’ Propagate Content and a recommission of a second season in Spain by Mediaset’s Cuatro, produced by Boxfish Spain. Production companies Bristow Global Media in Canada and Bulldog TV in Italy have also secured the format.

Combate Americas taps former NBCUniversal exec as president

The Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) multimedia entertainment company, Combate Americas, has named Jacqueline Hernandez as president.

She will be based in New York and report to the company’s CEO and founder, Campbell McLaren. Working with McLaren, Hernandez will oversee the business, drive the company’s global expansion and expand its multi-platform distribution channels.

Hernandez was previously the chief marketing officer of NBCUniversal Hispanic Enterprises; chief operating officer of Telemundo Enterprises and publisher of People en Español and Teen People. Most recently she was the president and founder of a strategic consulting firm, The M²Z Group.
FMI, Fox Life sign three-year output deal
FremantleMedia International (FMI) and Fox Life in the Middle East have signed a pact for an exclusive three-year output deal for more than 150 hours’ worth of cooking content.

The deal features shows from celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, Stevie Parle, and Nigel Slater, and include FMI’s new lifestyle shows Bondi Harvest with Guy Turland and Nigel Slater’s Middle East.

Other titles include in the agreement are Jamie Oliver’s Quick and Easy Food, Jamie and Jimmy’s Food Fight Club, Spice Trip and Save Money: Good Food.

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