Kate Ward, President of VICE Studios
VICE Media Group has launched its first FAST channel on the Roku platform in the US. The channel will feature informative and entertaining premium series and documentaries covering culture, entertainment, food, tech, sports and news from across VICE Media Group.
The VICE FAST channel marks the next growth milestone for VICE Media Group in the rapidly accelerating AVOD sector, increasing the number of touch-points for audiences to consume VICE content. The appetite for VICE content has never been greater, with VICE TV reporting it’s biggest year-over-year growth ever, 1.8b video views on VICE's record-breaking global YouTube network and the launch and expansion of VMG’s dedicated distribution business.
Kate Ward, President of VICE Studios said: “This is an important move into the high growth and evolving connected TV sector for VICE Media Group. As we continue to meet the increasing audience demand for our content, the channel will feature the best of VICE and unprecedented access to stories that others don’t tell. We’re delighted to be launching with The Roku Channel.”
“We’ve built an experience that gets viewers to the entertainment they want most quickly and easily,” said Ashley Hovey, Director, AVOD Growth, Roku. “Live, compelling content continues to be of utmost importance to our customers and we’re thrilled to partner with VICE Media Group to bring their original programming to the millions of engaged viewers of The Roku Channel.”
Programming on the VICE channel will include TV library content, longer-length digital content adapted for TV and a selection of VICE World News titles. Additionally, VICE Distribution has also sold over 200 hours of VICE content to Roku, which will air on The Roku Channel.
This is an important move into the high growth and evolving connected TV sector for VICE Media Group. As we continue to meet the increasing audience demand for our content, the channel will feature the best of VICE and access to stories that others don’t tell” Kate Ward President of VICE Studios