HBO and Vice announced Thursday (March 26) a new multiyear programming deal, which will increase Vice’s footprint on the premium network.
Through the deal, Vice will now have a daily newscast and a branded channel on HBO’s soon-to-be-launched Internet streaming service on Apple, HBO Now. It will debut later this year, and including five half-hour shows a week.
The program will be HBO’s first daily news or entertainment program.
Additionally, the current “Vice” program will be extended for another four years, with the number of episodes jumping to 35 annually from 14.
“Over the last few years, our relationship with HBO has morphed from a great business partnership into a transformative brand-builder,” said Shane Smith, Vice’s founder, adding that the deal creates “a new voice in news.”