Vice Distribution reveals spring slate
Vice Distribution, Vice Media Group’s distribution arm, has revealed its first slate of programming for the spring following the division’s launch last year.
The slate features 250 hours of premium non-scripted content across Vice Media Group. The slate comes from Vice Studios and Vice World News, as well as third party producers including Icon Films, 44 Blue Productions, Railsplitter Pictures and Insight Productions.
True crime series include the three-part documentary Jack the Ripper: Hidden Victims (Vice Studios for Channel 5); Criminal Planet (pictured; Vice World News for Vice TV); and Point Blank.
Vice Distribution’s premium investigative documentary, politics and current affairs selection includes QAnon: The Search for Q (Vice Studios); Fringe Nation (Vice World News); While the Rest of Us Die (Efran Films); Wet Markets Exposed and Border to Border, both produced by Vice World News.
Pop culture and entertainment titles include the six-part series The Deep End: Fanatics and Reset, both produced by Vice World News.
Vice Distribution recently announced partnerships with SBS Australia for 700 hours of Vice Media Group content, and with Hulu in the U.S. for over 100 hours of original Vice TV programming. Vice Distribution holds further content partnerships with Bell Media in Canada, AMC International in Iberia and Hulu in Japan.
Banijay’s Temptation Island travels to South Africa
African streaming service Showmax has acquired the social experiment format Temptation Island from Banijay Rights for adaptation in South Africa.
Temptation Island South Africa will be produced by Afrokaans Film & Television, with an order of 12 episodes set to launch later this year.
The deal marks the first international reality TV series format to be licensed by the SVOD service, which is owned by the MultiChoice Group.
Afrokaans also produces the South African version of Banijay’s adventure reality format, Survivor, which is due to air its eighth season this summer.