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BT brings VICE to BT TV customers with new content partnership

Press release   •   Mar 08, 2019 10:20 GMT

  • New deal gives BT TV customers access to VICE’s acclaimed TV content - from award-winning documentaries to hit entertainment programming as well as new nightly “VICE LIVE” show
  • Partnership includes catch-up and library video-on-demand service for BT TV customers
  • BT is partnering with the best content providers to bring customers the widest choice of content

BT today announced a deal with VICE Media to show its lifestyle and entertainment channel, VICE on TV on BT TV and content across the BT Player and the BT TV app.

VICE on TV, a youth-oriented lifestyle and entertainment channel, will give BT TV customers access to a variety of ground-breaking documentaries and award-winning series on BT TV (SD channel 338, HD channel 391) from Monday 11 March. Programmes on offer include Karley Sciortino’s exploration of sex, gender, love and everything in between in the second series of her hit show Slutever, and the new two-hour nightly show VICE Live, covering all of the latest hot topics and trends from around the world.

The new deal also gives customers access to VICE’s catch-up content plus a selection of library programming, including: acclaimed documentary Hate Thy Neighbour, in which comedian Jamali Maddix confronts far-right groups on the rise in the UK, US and Europe; My House, the acclaimed documentary series that follows a group of dynamic dancers who give an insider’s guide to New York’s house and ball scene, and The Trixie and Katya Show, where drag icons Trixie and Katya examine life’s most important issues from love and sex, to fear and death.

VICE shows will also be available on the BT TV app that now gives customers the ability to download and access content on the go as well as access to a range of TV platform. This latest partnership is part of BT’s strategy to offer TV customers the widest choice of content through partnerships with the best content providers.

Andy Haworth, Managing Director for Content and Strategy for BT’s Consumer division said:“Our partnership with VICE Media gives BT customers a range of brilliantly diverse, engaging and original shows on VICE to add to our exciting TV offering.VICE joins a brilliant line-up of the world’s best partners and unrivalled content for BT TV customers – from services like Amazon Prime, Netflix, NOW TV and BBC iPlayer to world class sport, drama and entertainment through BT Sport, AMC and UK TV.”

CJ Fahey, General Manager, VICE TV & Studios, EMEA, commented: “We are delighted to have inked a new partnership with BT, meaning that our new TV channel has now reached full distribution across the UK and making our content available to even more viewers. We look forward to working in partnership with BT to growing our audience and allowing viewers to access our programming acorss a range of platforms and services.”

Watch VICE on BT TV (SD channel 338, HD channel 391), the BT Player and BT TV App

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