Rogers, Vice end joint venture
Toronto-based Rogers Media and Vice Canada have dissolved their joint venture in the content creation property Vice Studios Canada and television property Viceland. Rogers has transfered its minority interest in the operations to Vice Canada. Viceland will cease broadcasting on March 31, but its content will continue to be available on Vice.com. Vice Studio Canada will continue to operate. According to Vice, it will announce new Canadian corporate partnerships in the near future.
"Vice will continue to grow in Canada in 2018," said Ryan Archibald, president of Vice Canada. "As we build Vice into the preeminent home for today's most impactful storytellers and bring those stories to viewers across the world though digital, mobile, and our award-winning studio, keeping Viceland alive as a showcase of the content and people that shape our culture is a priority for us. Rogers Media's initial investment helped to establish our studio as a leading producer of some of the most engaging Canadian content out there and we thank them for their partnership."