Vice News Tonight is coming to Much and HBO Canada.
The nightly newscast premiered on HBO in the U.S. in October 2016 as the premium cable network’s first-ever daily series and recently gained attention for their coverage of the Charlottesville riots.
“There is simply a DNA match between the millennial-focused Much and Vice News Tonight, and the revitalized fall schedule across Much-branded platforms offers the perfect home for this ground-breaking news program in Canada,” said Mike Cosentino, President of Content and Programming at Bell Media.
“Today’s young Canadians are one of the most curious, diverse and globally minded generations ever. They want to see different perspectives that look deep beyond the headlines of the day, and that’s what Vice News Tonight delivers. The deal with Bell Media is a great opportunity to bring our innovative approach to TV news to a young and engaged audience,” said Ryan Archibald, President of VICE Canada.
The 30-minute news program will air Monday through Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, beginning October 16. It’ll then air on HBO Canada at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT (also Monday through Thursday). Complete episodes will also stream on Much.com.
HBO Canada also broadcasts the weekly doc series Vice on Fridays at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT. Vice follows founders Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi as well as their team of journalists, deliver hard-hitting stories from around the world.
Vice Media also partnered with Rogers Media to bring cable channel Viceland to Canada in 2016, which broadcasts Gaycation, Balls Deep, What Would Diplo Do? and the Vice Guide to Film.