Vice Media and A+E Networks to team up for Vice TV channel

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NEW YORK (AP) — Vice Media and A+E Networks are joining forces for a cable channel to be programmed by Vice Media with lifestyle and documentary fare aimed at the 18-to-34 demographic already flocking to Vice online content.

The channel, with the working title Viceland, is expected to launch early next year and will take over A+E's H2 channel. It will be available in about 70 million homes.

In the announcement Tuesday, the partners said Viceland will feature hundreds of hours of new programming developed and produced entirely in-house by Vice by "the young creative minds" that are its "heart and soul."

Shane Smith, Vice co-founder and CEO, called the network "the next step in the evolution of our brand and the first step in our global roll-out of networks around the world."