New Vice Series “In My Own World” Premieres on Tuesday, January 25th at 10pm





New Vice Series “In My Own World” Premieres on Tuesday, January 25th at 10pm
Peer into the unlikely communities thriving at the fringes of society.
[via press release from Vice]
Note: New series “IN MY OWN WORLD” premieres on Tuesday, January 25th at 10pm. Series description is below.

IN MY OWN WORLD: Peer into the unlikely communities thriving at the fringes of society. Subjects unpack their peculiar passions with a licensed therapist and embark on a real-life quest to align an extraordinary identity with the expectations of life in an ordinary world. (8×60 min episodes.)



Video: “Black Market” with Michael K. Williams Premieres Season 2 Trailer





Video: “Black Market” with Michael K. Williams Premieres Season 2 Trailer
Offering an unflinching look into the lives of people operating in these illegal markets, host Michael K. Williams examines how these shadow economies have evolved since his journeys in the first season of the show.
[via press release from Vice]
“BLACK MARKET” WITH MICHAEL K. WILLIAMS PREMIERES SEASON 2 TRAILER

The revered actor’s final documentary project returns to VICE TV on January 10th @ 10 PM ET/PT


BROOKLYN, NY (November 29, 2021)– Today, VICE TV announced that Black Market with Michael K. Williams will premiere its second season on January 10th @ 10 PM ET/PT. Black Market explores the complex underworld of illicit trades and unravels how these criminal networks are reshaping our way of life. Offering an unflinching look into the lives of people operating in these illegal markets, host Michael K. Williams examines how these shadow economies have evolved since his journeys in the first season of the show.

The new season is an intimate portrait of the conditions from which black markets arise and the cultural reasons behind why they persist. Williams will give audiences unprecedented access into the new era of credit card scamming, how NYC’s secret world of boosting and flipping has reshaped mainstream fashion, black market body modifications and more. Through Williams’ uniquely raw and sincere approach to those he encounters, he ultimately seeks redemption for the individuals looking to thrive in a system that has failed them.

“Black Market is a testament to Michael K. Williams’ dedication to criminal justice reform and social justice” said Jesse Angelo, President, Global News and Entertainment, VICE Media Group. “Michael was a longtime friend of our VICE family and shared our belief in having all voices be heard- especially those in marginalized communities. Michael’s mission was to lift those voices up and we are honored to share this collection of new episodes.”

“While completing Black Market has been very difficult given the loss of Michael, it’s also been extremely rewarding to bring his vision for this season to the finish line” said Ben Freedman, Dion Sapp, Matthew Horowitz, David Laven and Matt Goldman, Executive Producers for Freedome Productions and Picture Farm. “Michael was a gifted storyteller, who poured his heart and soul into his work both on and off screen. Black Market serves as a bridge between them. Black Market was more than a TV show for Michael. It was a mirror to a life he lived. An everyday struggle to transcend life’s obstacles. That fight isn’t always pretty but his documentary storytelling is a testament to the brilliance of everyday people making their way in a complicated world. We’re incredibly proud to be able to share this work with you.”

A formal series announcement revealing further details about this upcoming season will be released in January.

VICE TV is available via all major satellite and cable providers and the VICE TV app via iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast. For more information about VICE TV, go to VICETV.com

Black Market season two is produced by FREEDOME PRODUCTIONS & PICTURE FARM, and co-produced by VICE World News. Executive producers for Freedome Productions & Picture Farm are Michael K. Williams, Ben Freedman, Dion Sapp, Matthew Horowitz, David Laven, and Matt Goldman. Executive producers for VICE World News are Jesse Angelo, Kristen Burns, Subrata De, and Marsha Cooke. Executive producer for VICE TV is Falguni Lakhani Adams. The series is distributed worldwide by VICE Distribution.

ABOUT VICE TV

VICE TV is the Emmy(R)-winning international television network from VICE Media Group. Since its inception in 2016, the channel has ushered new audiences to cable with its compelling and provocative programming. Boldly redefining news and current affairs, VICE TV produces hundreds of hours of original content for over 150 million homes worldwide. Built around a mission to tell courageous stories you won’t see anywhere else, told by the people you won’t hear from anywhere else, VICE TV showcases the best in informative and entertaining original series, documentaries and movies, and is the destination for content that challenges popular knowledge and opinion.

ABOUT VICE WORLD NEWS

Building off the success of VICE News in the U.S, VICE World News is VICE Media Group international news network, producing hundreds of hours of television, digital and audio news programming for a global audience. The premium documentaries, docu-series and original podcasts will focus on the core issues that so define VICE’s content: extremism, climate, drugs, privacy, politics, inequality and race.

ABOUT VICE MEDIA GROUP

VICE Media Group is the world’s largest independent youth media company. Launched in 1994, VICE has offices in 35 cities across the globe with a focus on five key businesses: VICE.com, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICE TV, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division with the most Emmy-awarded nightly news broadcast; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 25 offices around the world. VICE Media Group’s portfolio includes Refinery29, the leading global media and entertainment company focused on women; PULSE Films, a London-based next-generation production studio with outposts in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Berlin; and i-D, a global digital and quarterly magazine defining fashion and contemporary culture.

ABOUT FREEDOME PRODUCTIONS

Founded by Michael Kenneth Williams. Freedom Productions mission is to create and produce compelling and bold works of art that truthfully and compassionately reveal the complex layers of the human condition. Our diverse storytelling explores a variety of themes and we invite audiences to experience powerful journeys of inner strength and struggles.

ABOUT PICTURE FARM

For over 20 years, Picture Farm has explored storytelling in all its forms. Alongside filmmakers, photographers, creative directors and artists, PF has developed and produced award-winning feature films, branded content, and commercial campaigns on six continents. We have been proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with Michael K Williams and his Freedome Productions, supporting his mandate for the creation of meaningful, important and entertaining content, and we look forward to continuing to support the MKW legacy in the work yet to be done.



Frndly TV and A+E Networks Sign Broad Distribution Pact





Frndly TV and A+E Networks Sign Broad Distribution Pact
In addition to A&E, The History Channel and Lifetime, Frndly TV subscribers will also receive Lifetime Movie Network, FYI, Military History, Vice TV and complementary video on demand programming.
[via press release from A+E Networks]
FRNDLY TV AND A+E NETWORKS(R) SIGN BROAD DISTRIBUTION PACT

Agreement Adds Seven Top-Rated and Highly Popular Channels to Frndly TV Lineup Including A&E(R), The HISTORY Channel(TM) and Lifetime(R)

DENVER and NEW YORK, NOV. 10, 2021 – Frndly TV, the leading affordable live TV provider for the whole family, and A+E Networks(R), today announced a multi-year distribution agreement that brings A+E Networks’ portfolio of highly rated brands – including A&E(R), The HISTORY Channel(TM) and Lifetime(R) — to all Frndly TV subscribers. The announcement was made by Michael McKenna, Chief Programming Officer of Frndly TV, and David Zagin, President of Distribution for A+E Networks.

In addition to A&E, The HISTORY Channel and Lifetime, Frndly TV subscribers will also receive Lifetime Movie Network(R) (LMN), FYI(R), Military HISTORY(R), ViceTV(R) and complementary video on demand programming.

Starting on Thursday, November 18, the seven channels will begin to premiere on Frndly TV.

“The addition of the seven A+E Networks’ channels is a seminal event in Frndly TV’s growth,” said McKenna. “Our customers are both loyal and vocal — and they have asked us about adding the great A+E Networks’ content. Working with the good folks at A+E, we are now able to add outstanding quality to our programming lineup with some of the most desired and loved channels in all TV.”

Said Zagin: “We are excited to partner with Frndly TV and to make our award-winning content available to their devoted subscriber base. Launching on November 18 means Frndly TV customers can enjoy the new slate of holiday movies premiering on Lifetime’s It’s A Wonderful Lifetime, as well as look forward to the highly anticipated premieres of Janet — the fascinating untold story of Janet Jackson — and Abraham Lincoln, on The HISTORY Channel in early 2022.”

Frndly TV subscribers will be able to watch the whole range of A+E Networks’ highly rated, original programming including A&E’s The First 48, Storage Wars, City Confidential and Court Cam; and The HISTORY Channel’s The Curse of Oak Island, Pawn Stars, Forged in Fire and Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman. At Lifetime, December is Holiday movies 24/7. As well, fans are anticipating the new season of Married at First Sight, premiering in 2022, along with Leave it to Geege, and My Killer Body with K. Michelle.

About Frndly TV

Frndly TV is the first sub-$10 live, over-the-top television service built from the ground up with the American consumer in mind. Starting at only $6.99/mo., Frndly TV offers 30 top-rated live TV networks including Hallmark Channel, Game Show Network, INSP, UPtv, Curiosity Stream, The Weather Channel, GAC Family and others. Frndly TV delivers programming the whole family can enjoy at a price the whole family can love. For more information, visit www.frndlytv.com.

About A+E NETWORKS

A+E Networks(R) is a global content company comprised of some of the most popular and culturally relevant brands in media, including A&E(R), Lifetime(R), The HISTORY Channel(TM), LMN(R), FYI,(R), Military HISTORY(R) and VICE TV(R). A+E Networks’ portfolio extends across platforms and genres with a scripted production division, A+E Studios(TM); unscripted production studios, Six West Media(TM); Category 6(TM)Media; and independent film unit, A&E IndieFilms(R). A+E Networks Digital(TM) includes watch apps, games, FAST channels, AVOD, and SVOD products, including Lifetime Movie Club(R) and HISTORY Vault(R); and podcasts such as History This Week(TM). A+E Consumer Enterprises(TM) includes experiential/branded live events such as HISTORYTalks(TM); Alien Con(TM) and an E-commerce division. A+E Networks International(R) Includes global branded channels, content distribution and co-productions. A+E Networks’ content reaches more than 335 million households in over 200 territories in 41 languages. A+E Networks is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst.



New Vice Series “High Stakes Poker” Premieres Late Night Saturday, 10/2 at 12am





New Vice Series “High Stakes Poker” Premieres Late Night Saturday, 10/2 at 12am
Watch as your favorite players play high-stakes Texas Hold’em cash games for amounts of money that everyday people can only dream of.
[via press release from Vice]
**Note: new series “High Stakes Poker” premieres late night Saturday, 10/2 at 12am (early 10/3.) Series description is below:

High Stakes Poker showcases the world’s best poker players, millions of dollars, and the most memorable poker moments. Watch as your favorite players play high-stakes Texas Hold’em cash games for amounts of money that everyday people can only dream of. (14 x 1 hour episodes.)



New Vice Series “Hear Me Out” Premieres on Thursday, August 12th at 11:30pm





New Vice Series “Hear Me Out” Premieres on Thursday, August 12th at 11:30pm
Isobel Yeung sits down with some of the most influential names of our generation to discuss the most pressing issues of our time.
[via press release from Vice]
Note: New series “HEAR ME OUT” premieres on Thursday, August 12th at 11:30pm. Series description is below:

In a time of global uncertainty. HEAR ME OUT is an attempt to make sense of this world through dialogue. VICE News’ Isobel Yeung sits down with some of the most influential names of our generation to discuss the most pressing issues of our time. (6 x 30 min. episodes.)



New Vice Series “Unknown Amazon With Pedro Andrade” Premieres on Tuesday, July 13th





New Vice Series “Unknown Amazon With Pedro Andrade” Premieres on Tuesday, July 13th at 10pm
Is it too late to save the Amazon? Join Journalist Pedro Andrade on an incredible journey and find out.
[via press release from Vice]
**NOTE: New series “UNKNOWN AMAZON WITH PEDRO ANDRADE” (6 x 60 min.) premieres on Tuesday, July 13th at 10pm. Series description below:

UNKNOWN AMAZON WITH PEDRO ANDRADE: Is it too late to save the Amazon? Join Journalist Pedro Andrade on an incredible journey and find out.



New Vice Series “Betraying the Badge” Premieres on Monday, July 19th at 10pm





New Vice Series “Betraying the Badge” Premieres on Monday, July 19th at 10pm
The docuseries explores some of the most explosive police corruption cases in the U.S. Personal, character-driven stories of cops who went from upholding the law to breaking it, told by the people who lived through it.
[via press release from Vice]
**NOTE: New series “BETRAYING THE BADGE” (8 x 60 min.) premieres on Monday, July 19th at 10pm. Series description below:

BETRAYING THE BADGE is an 8-part docuseries exploring some of the most explosive police corruption cases in the U.S. Personal, character-driven stories of cops who went from upholding the law to breaking it, told by the people who lived through it.



New Vice Series “The Source” Premieres on Sunday, May 23 at 9am





New Vice Series “The Source” Premieres on Sunday, May 23 at 9am
The six-episode series peels back the layers of the world’s biggest headlines to uncover where the story began.
[via press release from Vice]
Note: New series “THE SOURCE” premieres on Sunday, May 23 at 9am.

“The Source peels back the layers of the world’s biggest headlines to uncover where the story began.” (6 x 60 minute episodes.)



New Vice Series “Major League Wrestling: Fusion” Premieres on Saturday, May 1 at 12pm





New Vice Series “Major League Wrestling: Fusion” Premieres on Saturday, May 1 at 12pm
MLW presents top ranked wrestlers and the next generation of wrestling’s most legendary families as they clash each week.
[via press release from Vice]
Note: New series “Major League Wrestling: Fusion” premieres on Saturday, May 1 at 12pm. Series description is below:

A new era of wrestling emerges. MLW presents top ranked wrestlers and the next generation of wrestling’s most legendary families as they clash each week. Journey to the hottest arenas and fight clubs as rivalries are ignited for championship gold. (8 x 60 min.)



Vice TV Is America’s Fastest Growing Entertainment Cable Network





Vice TV Is America’s Fastest Growing Entertainment Cable Network
The network is reporting 10% growth in adults 18-49 and 20% growth in adults 25-54.
[via press release from Vice]
VICE TV IS AMERICA’S FASTEST GROWING ENTERTAINMENT CABLE NETWORK

BROOKLYN, NY (April 1, 2021) — VICE TV, the Emmy(R)-winning international television network from VICE Media Group, is reporting 10% growth in A18-49 and 20% growth in A25-54, making it the fastest growing network among general entertainment networks in over 60 million homes.

The network’s A25-54 growth, which is its biggest year-over-year increase ever, eluded industry trends; usage is down -19% while ad-supported cable networks are down -18%, giving VICE TV a nearly +40 point delta over the industry norms. In the same vein, VICE TV’s A18-49 performance bucked industry trends, with its growth a stark contrast to a -22% decrease in TV usage and a -21% dip in cable, giving VICE TV an over +30 point delta over the industry norms.

VICE TV’S success in 1Q21 came on the heels of strong performances for series such as QAnon: The Search for Q (which is the network’s #3 show of all time), as well as the launch of Dark Side of the Ring: Confidential and the return of Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia.

“We are humbled to see this validation of our strategy to keep telling stories others won’t. We are also deeply appreciative of our audience who continues to watch,” said Morgan Hertzan, Executive Vice President & General Manager, VICE TV. “This is a great day for everyone at VICE TV who has worked so hard to deliver on our goal, including our programming, marketing, production and sales teams. This is a moment for everyone at VICE Media Group and our partners at A+E Networks to be extremely proud of these growth numbers.”

Looking ahead, the network has an exciting slate original programming planned for 2021, including the highly-anticipated third season of VICE TV’s top performing show of all time, Dark Side of the Ring, the #1 non-fiction series on networks in less than 70 million homes1, as well as its spinoff franchises, Dark Side Of Football and Dark Side of the ’90s.

VICE TV is a key business line within VICE Media Group (VMG). The diversified media portfolio also includes ground-breaking film, digital, news, beauty, entertainment and culture across five business lines. VICE.com is an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICE NEWS, a Peabody award-winning news division featuring the most Emmy(R)-awarded nightly news broadcast, VICE News Tonight, which airs on VICE TV ; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency.

Coming off the back of a pivotal year for VMG – this news continues the success for the Group in seeing all business lines achieve profitability and growth — with that trajectory expected to continue into 2021.

VICE TV is available via all major satellite and cable providers and the VICE TV app via iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast. For more information about VICE TV, go to VICETV.com.

ABOUT VICE TV

VICE TV is the Emmy(R)-winning international television network from VICE Media Group. Since its inception in 2016, the channel has ushered new audiences to cable with its compelling and provocative programming. Boldly redefining news and current affairs, VICE TV produces hundreds of hours of original content for over 150 million homes worldwide. Built around a mission to tell courageous stories you won’t see anywhere else, told by the people you won’t hear from anywhere else, VICE TV showcases the best in informative and entertaining original series, documentaries and movies, and is the destination for content that challenges popular knowledge and opinion.

1Source: Nielsen, L+SD; A18-49; 2020 Calendar Year, Premieres, Start During 8-11P; excludes single telecasts and sports. Cable Networks in less than 70m homes based on 2020 Cal Year Household Coverage Universe Estimates average.

Source for rest of the data in this announcement: Nielsen, Live+Same Day, M-Su 8-11P, 1Q21: 12/28/20-3/28/21 vs. 1Q20: 12/30/29-3/29/20; Cable Networks in more than 60m homes based on 2020 Cal Year Household Coverage Universe Estimates average; TV Usage based on broadcast A18-49 & A25-54 PUTs; Qanon stat based on Total Viewers; Dark Side of the Ring stat based on all key adult demos including A18-49 & Total Viewers, Vice TV-date: 8/29/16-3/28/21.

ABOUT VICE MEDIA GROUP

VICE Media Group is the world’s largest independent youth media company. Launched in 1994, VICE has offices in 35 cities across the globe with a focus on five key businesses: VICE.com, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICE TV, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division with the most Emmy-awarded nightly news broadcast; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 25 offices around the world. VICE Media Group’s portfolio includes Refinery29, the leading global media and entertainment company focused on women; PULSE Films, a London-based next-generation production studio with outposts in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Berlin; and i-D, a global digital and quarterly magazine defining fashion and contemporary culture.