Vice's TV unit to expand internationally with new partnerships

June 22, 2016 2:29 PM

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Vice Media, the digital media company targeting young viewers with documentaries and its iconoclastic style of reporting general news, said Wednesday it has signed multiple deals to expand its TV operation abroad.

In February, Vice, under the guidance of founder and CEO Shane Smith, formed a joint venture with A+E Networks to launch a cable channel and had plans to distribute it in 12 countries. With new deals with local pay-TV distributors, Vice now plans to broadcast in 51 countries.

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