This winter, there will officially be a VICE channel on cable television. The youth-centric alternative news outlet has been in talks with A&E to produce its own cable channel for a while now, but a release date of February 2016 has finally been set.
The VICE channel will, unsurprisingly, differ from traditional cable news outlets in a number of ways. First, the VICE channel will have significantly fewer ads than most cable TV. Secondly, VICE insisted in negotiations that it be free to release content online simultaneously to its broadcasts, rather than conforming to the window of time that cable channels usually allow between broadcasts and streaming availability.
VICE co-founder and CEO Shane Smith further stated that the VICE channel will continue to maintain its standard of unflinching long form journalism as well as its efforts in marketing innovation.