Verizon and VICE Partner to Bring Youth Brand's Award-Winning Content to Verizon's Mobile Video Offering

VICE Programming to Include Original Series, Shorts, and Biopics From Across the Globe

Jul 14, 2015, 10:00 ET from Verizon

NEW YORK, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon and VICE today announced a new content partnership that will bring the youth brand's award-winning content to Verizon's mobile video platform, launching later this year. The multi-year partnership will see a broad selection of VICE digital content, including original domestic and international programming produced exclusively for Verizon – all through a mobile-first video offering.

The content offering will also include a curated selection of original videos from across VICE's digital channels covering a range of categories, from cultural stories to food, travel, tech and more. The new VICE original interview series "Autobiographies" will also headline this collaboration taking audiences deep into the lives of some of society's most interesting, high-profile personalities.

"The media landscape is experiencing a seismic shift in storytelling, audience, immediacy and platforms," said Terry Denson, vice president of content strategy and acquisition at Verizon. "VICE is connecting with an entire generation in a way that no one else is and Verizon will connect consumers to VICE in a way that no one else does by combining VICE's storytelling with the most compelling mobile video platform."

"Partnering with Verizon allows us to bring some of the best new VICE video to millions of new mobile viewers across America," said VICE's co-president James Schwab. "It's part of our commitment to push the boundaries of video distribution across all platforms; mobile is key to the emerging brave new world of video distribution, and with deals like this we are making sure we are staying at the bleeding edge of innovation in that space."

From humble beginnings as a small Montreal-based punk mag in 1994, VICE has risen to become the industry leader in producing and distributing award-winning digital programming covering the issues that matter most to young people across the world.

About Verizon

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ABOUT VICE Media

VICE is the world's preeminent youth media company and content creation studio. Launched in 1994, VICE now operates in over 30 countries and distributes its programming to hundreds of millions of viewers each month across digital, linear, mobile, film and socials. VICE includes an international network of digital channels; a television and feature film production studio; a magazine; a record label; an in-house creative services agency; and a book-publishing division.

VICE's award-winning programming has been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Peabody Awards, Sundance Film Festival, PEN Center, Cannes Lions, Frontline Club, Knight Foundation, American Society of Magazine Editors, LA Press Club, and Webby Awards, among others.

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