Vice to Expand in Central, Eastern Europe

Seven new sites are planned.

Vice Media’s empire continues to grow. The company has announced plans to launch sites in Slovakia, Croatia, Russia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria and Slovenia.

The expansion is part of a partnership with the Greek media company Antenna Group. The two companies first joined forces in 2014 when Vice Greece launched.

“Vice has found an incredible market in Eastern Europe,” said CEO Shane Smith. “Why? Because young people there want the kind of content that matters to them—whether it’s news or lifestyle or documentary—framed in the way they see the world. And very few outlets are offering it to them.”