From its modest beginnings as a magazine, to its own show on HBO, Vice continues to expand its brand into cable television. Now, Vice, in a partnership with A&E, will have its own platform to showcase its unique and youth-oriented programming, meaning a 24-hour cable channel set to continue the trend of interesting and topical subjects, taking over the cable channel H2.
Fans of HBO’s Vice will recognize some of the allure that makes Vice so engaging. Viceland, with its slew of original programming, is described by creative director Spike Jonze as programs that try “to understand the world we live in by producing pieces about things we’re curious about, or confused about, or that we think are funny.”
This exciting sneak peak into Viceland is no shortage of that. With comedy and unconventional personalities helming their own shows, there is a sense of exploration of the world’s darker corners and an overall sense of discovery and knowledge. Featuring attractive topics — like marijuana in “Weediquette,” music in “Noisey,” fashion in “Fashion Week International” (which takes on fashion in the Middle East in this clip) — Viceland is full of the Vice spirit and energy.
Shows like “Gaycation” feature Ellen Page and co-host Ian Daniel traveling the world to examine gay culture — in this clip Page and Daniel interview a homophobic Brazilian cop known for killing homosexuals. Other shows include “Huang’s World” with chef Eddie Huang, “Vice World of Sports” with Sal Masekela, and “Black Market” with Michael K. Williams — amongst many others.
Check out the extended sneak peek. Viceland is set to roll out in February 2016.