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Giving customers of the pay-TV service access to the youth-oriented lifestyle and entertainment channel, BT has inked a content deal with VICE Media.
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Under the terms of the contract between the two parties, BT will show from Monday 11 March VICE lifestyle and entertainment content on the BT TV IPTV service and across the BT Player and the BT TV app. Programmes on offer include Karley Sciortino’s exploration of sex, gender, love and everything in between in the second series of her hit show Slutever, and the new two-hour nightly show VICE Live, covering all of the latest hot topics and trends from around the world.

The new deal also gives customers access to VICE’s catch-up content plus a selection of library programming, including documentary Hate Thy Neighbour, in which comedian Jamali Maddix confronts far-right groups on the rise in the UK, US and Europe; My House, the documentary series that follows a group of dancers who give an insider’s guide to New York’s house and ball scene; and The Trixie and Katya Show, where drag icons Trixie and Katya examine life’s most important issues from love and sex, to fear and death.

“Our partnership with VICE Media gives BT customers a range of brilliantly diverse, engaging and original shows on VICE to add to our exciting TV offering,” explained Andy Haworth, managing director for content and strategy for BT’s Consumer division. “VICE joins a brilliant line-up of the world’s best partners and unrivalled content for BT TV customers – from services like Amazon Prime, Netflix, NOW TV and BBC iPlayer to world class sport, drama and entertainment through BT Sport, AMC and UK TV.

Added CJ Fahey, general manager, VICE TV & Studios, EMEA: “We are delighted to have inked a new partnership with BT, meaning that our new TV channel has now reached full distribution across the UK and making our content available to even more viewers. We look forward to working in partnership with BT to growing our audience and allowing viewers to access our programming across a range of platforms and services.”