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Exclusive: Vice Distribution sells content into LatAm, U.S. Hispanic market

Vice Distribution, the distribution arm of Vice Media Group, has locked up new content partnerships with Globo Brazil and Discovery U.S. Hispanic to bring 30 hours of Vice programming to ...
January 20, 2022

Vice Distribution, the distribution arm of Vice Media Group, has locked up new content partnerships with Globo Brazil and Discovery U.S. Hispanic to bring 30 hours of Vice programming to the region.

Under the deal, both broadcasters have acquired the rights to the Vice TV-Vice World News coproduction Unknown Amazon (8 x 60 min.), in which New York-based Brazilian journalist Pedro Andrade looks at whether it’s too late to save the Amazon rainforest.

Additionally, Globo Brazil has secured titles including the 90-minute feature documentary Vice Versa: The Neglected Pandemic, 40 Years of HIV and Aids (pictured) narrated by Queer Eye‘s Jonathan Van Ness. Also part of the deal for Globo is the documentary series Planet A from Vice World News, which examines climate-related issues facing the planet.

Discovery U.S. Hispanic has also picked up the six-part docuseries Criminal Planet from Vice World News, which explores the latest trends in global crime and the increasingly complex challenges faced by law enforcement.

“The Latin American and U.S. Hispanic markets are thriving and we’re excited to take our first strides in the region with our partners Globo Brazil and  Discovery U.S. Hispanic,” said Bea Hegedus, global head of distribution for Vice Media Group, in a statement. “The Vice library will be a new and exciting proposition for Spanish-speaking audiences, as we continue to bring our content to even more local markets.”

Hegedus was named to lead Vice’s distribution group in the summer of 2020.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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