Vice and ESPN Make Distribution Deal

Media business deals are so rad.

Screen Shot 2016-05-03 at 12.28.40 PMVice and ESPN are joining forces through a multi-platform distribution deal. As result of the new agreement, Vice Sports will produce exclusive series to air on ESPN’s platforms (TV, digital and mobile) and select ESPN 30 for 30 films will air on Viceland.

Other highlights from the deal include Vice Sports and ESPN Films creating short-form and animated series to run across Vice and ESPN platforms; select episodes of Vice Sports’ The Clubhouse will air on ESPN and its digital properties; and Vice World of Sports will be added as a digital cutdown to ESPN.

“To be teaming up with ESPN, creating brand new sports shows for them, and then showing 30 for 30’s on VICELAND is perhaps one of the favorite moments in my professional life,” said Vice co-founder and CEO Shane Smith, in an announcement.