As part of a new agreement, VICE and ESPN announced that they will be joining forces. VICE Sports will produce several new original series to air exclusively on ESPN properties—TV, digital, and mobile. Select films from ESPN's renowned documentary series 30 for 30 will air on VICELAND, the new cable network from VICE.
The production and distribution agreement includes:
- VICE Sports and ESPN Films will create brand-new short-form series to run across both ESPN and VICE properties. Original shows in development will take audiences around the world to look at dominant athletes, fascinating characters and championship events that reside outside the mainstream. Additionally, VICE and ESPN are developing a short-form animated series.
- Select VICE Sports series including original episodes of The Clubhouse will run across ESPN's linear and digital channels, including WatchESPN.
- Films from ESPN's critically acclaimed documentary series 30 for 30 will re-air on VICELAND.
- ESPN will feature digital cutdowns of the VICELAND show VICE World of Sports, after programming premieres on VICELAND. Full episodes of VICE World of Sports will air on ESPN properties.
VICE World of Sports premiered on VICELAND on April 27 and airs every Wednesday night at 11:00pm. The trailer is available here.