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Nancy Dubuc takes CEO post at Vice Media

The former president and CEO of A&E Networks replaces Vice co-founder Shane Smith.

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Banff ’16: Can data trump guts?

Execs from Blue Ant, eOne, A+E Networks and Vice debate the merits of data over instinct and the potential of platform-specific content.

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Vice Media creative topper urges producers to think globally

Vice Media chief creative officer Eddy Moretti tells Playback Daily Canada is a major lynchpin in the youth brand’s global expansion.

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Bristow’s Hockey Wives sets cast, premiere date

Julie Bristow’s production shingle has also debuted its competition show Pressure Cooker on A&E Networks’ FYI channel stateside (Bristow pictured).

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U.S. networks threaten to go online to avoid pick-and-pay cable

“AETN may be forced to change our current practices, including blacking out programming…or possibly foregoing BDU distribution in Canada,” the U.S. network said in a Let’s Talk TV submission.

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Vice finalizes A+E deal, secures TCV investment

Vice Media has finalized its US$250 million deal with A+E Networks, and has penned a deal to sell a minority stake to Technology Crossover Ventures.

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Epic Meal Show to debut on A+E’s FYI channel

The cult-favourite YouTube series is headed to broadcast on the new U.S. channel, which replaces Bio this summer.

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Lionsgate, A+E forge DVD distribution partnership

The deal encompasses programming including A&E’s Duck Dynasty (pictured), History’s Pawn Stars and Lifetime’s Dance Moms.