Extra: Vice renews agreement with C4; Shutterstock unveils partnership with A+E

Vice renews partnership with Channel 4 Vice Distribution renewed its partnership on Tuesday with UK broadcaster Channel 4 to air more than 120 hours of original Vice TV content on All ...
May 4, 2021

Vice renews partnership with Channel 4

Vice Distribution renewed its partnership on Tuesday with UK broadcaster Channel 4 to air more than 120 hours of original Vice TV content on All 4.

The deal includes 70 hours of new programming with content including Black Market (pictured), Dark Side of the Ring and American Football.

“Vice shows are compelling and compatible for All 4 viewers and we are delighted to evolve this partnership into including first run content,” said Nick Lee, Channel 4 head of acquisitions. “This partnership provides All 4 viewers with even more potential for discovery of new and surprising content.”

Vice Distribution launched last summer, and has a catalogue of more than 1,000 hours of programming, with content partnerships already announced with Pluto TV, Discovery+, SBS Australia and Hulu.

Vice Studios, the company’s TV and film production arm, was also recently named as one of four production companies that will create digital content for 13 to 16 year-olds in Channel 4′s ‘Teens’ strand.

Shutterstock announces editorial partnership with A+E

Shutterstock has unveiled an editorial partnership that will see the archive and content resource company represent the A+E Networks archive.

The network’s archive will feature content from media brands including A&E, History and Lifetime. Footage from the A+E Networks archive will offer access to nature visuals, military and war reenactments, and new-to-market, pre-cleared assets for commercial projects.

Shutterstock and A+E said they hope this will provide more storytelling opportunities for producers, publishers and documentary filmmakers. This footage will form part of Shutterstock Editorial Video, which launched last fall, offering access to more than 300,000 live and archival clips.

Liquid Media content to be released through Insight TV

Liquid Media and Insight announced a new partnership agreement on Tuesday that will see Liquid’s library content released across Insight’s global distribution network.

Insight TV, a millennial-focused global channel and content producer, reaches more than 400 million households in 53 countries. The two companies will also collaborate on a new Free Advertising Supported TV (FAST) channel.

“Insight has developed a reputation for high-quality, compelling content. This partnership creates Liquid’s first FAST channel, and our first advertising-funded play, which is a leap forward into a rapidly growing monetization model,” said Liquid CEO Ronald Thomson in a statement.

Since its start five years ago, Insight has grown to operate six separate ultra-high definition and HD linear channels in four continents. Liquid Media, meanwhile, is a business solutions company that seeks to support IP creators from inception to monetization.

Banijay Rights promotes Jago to EVP

Global distributor Banijay Rights, home to a portfolio that includes MasterChef, Big Brother and Survivor, has promoted Claire Jago to EVP of EMEA sales and acquisitions.

Jago was promoted following eight months as SVP, Nordics for Banijay Rights. In her new role, she’ll oversee Banijay’s cross-genre sales and acquisitions strategy in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, representing Banijay’s whole catalogue of work. The company’s portfolio includes titles from more than 120 in-house labels and a variety of third-party producers.

She initially joined the business as an executive assistant in 2006, and later worked as senior sales director for Endemol Shine International.

Jago will report to Banijay Rights CEO Cathy Payne, with whom she had worked when Payne headed up Endemol Shine International, prior to its acquisition by Banijay.

“Claire has a proven track record across EMEA, is a determined sales force and demonstrates tremendous commercial judgement, making her the perfect fit for the role,” Payne said in a statement. “We have worked together for years and I look forward to continuing to partner closely in further building out our success course in the region.”

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