Vice’s New TV Channel Re-Invents the Way the World is Shared (Video)

Vice has unveiled a bold, ambitious new venture that aims to change the way stories about the world are shared on television. Viceland – a 24-hour cable channel – will piece together thousands of video packages covering a host of topics, all of which tell the stories, both big and small, of our global tapestry. Director Spike Jonze, an Academy-Award winning film director whose notable works include Being John Malkovich and Her, has worked closely with Vice in the ongoing project, set to debut early next year. A&E will serve as the distributor of Viceland, which will feature tons of new, original programming and native advertising, setting a precedent in how standard television networks operate.

According to Vice’s YouTube channel, Jonze is hoping Viceland will “be different,” and that viewers “feel like everything on there has a reason to exist and a strong point of view.” A recently released preview reel of the channel includes glimpses into programs like “Gaycation” with with actress and activist Ellen Page, “Huang’s World” with chef and restauranteur Eddie Huang, “Noisey” with guest appearances from Snoop Dogg and others, and many more. The preview is just a taste of the diversity and commonality of human beings, and as Jonez explains, the channel is “us trying 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.” Check out the reel below.

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