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First Look at VICELAND Features World Premieres of Cyberwar and Best of VICE Canada on City

From a media release:

Rogers and VICE present a first look at the programming available on upcoming Canadian specialty channel VICELAND, with the world premiere of original, documentary series Cyberwar on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on City.

A 16-part, half-hour documentary series, Cyberwar centres around the conflicts being waged on the world’s newest battlefield – the Internet – and the federal agencies, activists, (para-)militaries and corporations fighting them. Hosted by VICE News’s Ben Makuch, each episode focuses on one case study, investigation, or hypothetical scenario of geopolitical significance, explored through conversations with experts shot in unexpected locations, curated historical archives, and sophisticated animation and effects.

In addition, viewers can catch the Best of VICE Canada every Sunday night at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning January 3 on City. Never before aired on television, Best of VICE Canada will premiere VICE’s Canadian-made, digital-first documentaries, including in-depth investigative pieces The New Era of Canadian Sex WorkCanada’s Waterless Communities: Nekastanga, and Cloning the Woolly Mammoth.

The newest addition to the Rogers Media specialty portfolio, VICELAND will launch in Winter 2016, featuring hundreds of hours of new, exclusive programming, including Gaycation with Ellen Page (Freeheld) and friend and co-host Ian Daniel, and Black Market with Michael K. Williams (The Wire). Also a proud home to Canadian content, VICELAND will feature many series produced out of the VICE Canada studio, including Terror with VICE Media Co-Founder Suroosh Alvi.

 

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Link: Melanie Joly says the CBC should take more Vice-like risks

From CBC:

Melanie Joly says the CBC should take more Vice-like risks
Canada’s new heritage minister Mélanie Joly says the Trudeau government will increase funding to “battered” arts and cultural institutions — including the CBC.

“I really believe a public broadcaster is relevant and important, but it needs to be adapted to our times,” she told q host Shadrach Kabango in a wide-ranging conversation about the importance of the arts, and a broader ecosystem that supports them.  Continue reading and listen to the interview.

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Rogers and Vice announce new specialty channel Viceland and Canadian production studio

From a media release:

Rogers and VICE Media, the youth media brand and digital content studio, today announced details of the new 24-hour Canadian VICE channel, VICELAND, and unveiled the new VICE Canada production facility, located in the heart of Toronto.

The newest addition to the Rogers Media specialty portfolio, VICELAND will launch in Winter 2016, featuring hundreds of hours of new and exclusive programming developed and produced by the young creative minds that are the heart and soul of VICE. The license currently used for bio. will be rebranded to VICELAND. Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Boasting the country’s brightest young talent and serving as an incubator for the next generation of Canadian creators, the VICE Canada studio, which operates under VICE’s creative direction and ownership, is currently in development and production on nine new, Canadian original series. Since the Rogers-VICE partnership was announced in October 2014, more than 100 writers, directors, editors, producers, and filmmakers have been hired to create sought-after, homegrown content for all screens, to be exported around the world.

VICELAND will launch with a full slate of prime-time shows, including Gaycation with Ellen Page (Freeheld) and friend and co-host Ian Daniel, and Black Market with Michael K. Williams (The Wire). Also a proud home to Canadian content, VICELAND will feature many series produced out of the VICE Canada studio, including Terror with VICE Media Co-Founder Suroosh Alvi.

Focusing on the often underreported issues and topics that matter most to today’s millennials, the world-class slate of Rogers commissioned Canadian-made programming ranges from hard-hitting documentary series – Cyberwar and RISE – to unscripted entertainment series – Abandonment IssuesDead Set on LifePayday, and Shroom Boom – to seminal pop culture guides – VICE Essentials CanadaVICE Guide to Comedy, and VICE Guide to Film. Additional broadcast details to be announced at a later date.

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