Canal+ and Vice Media have agreed a deal to bring Viceland to Canalsat when the network launches in Autumn 2016.
The new Vice channel, which is also launching in the UK and Ireland in September, will be exclusive to Canalsat customers on the platform’s basic TV subscription.
Film director Spike Jonze serves as co-president of Viceland and is overseeing the development of the new channel, from show creation to brand identity. The channel plans to focus on original lifestyle and culture content for young viewers, including Huang’s World and Noisey.
Eddy Moretti, Vice chief creative officer and co-president of Viceland, said, “We’ve been growing our production in France for the past several years preparing for a day like this – the chance to enter the French market with a 24-hour lifestyle channel which prominently features domestic production.”
The launch of Viceland France will be the first non-English language version of the channel.
Jean-Marc Juramie, managing director of Canalsat, added, “We are very excited to be partnering with Vice, one of the most inspiring and engaging brands among a whole generation and beyond.
“We believe Viceland’s incredible storytelling and programming will bring a new audience to Canalsat, showing that millennials are eager to watch TV like anyone, provided that we offer them content they like.
“We’re proud that the partnership will see Canalsat bring Viceland exclusively to French audiences.”