Vice Media and ESPN are teaming up on sports programming deal in which Vice Sports will produce new original series to air exclusively in ESPN properties. In addition, select films from ESPN’s documentary series 30 for 30 will air on Viceland, the new cable network from Vice.
Vice Sports and ESPN Films will create short-form series to run across both ESPN and Vice properties. The two companies say 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.
Vice Sports series including original episodes of The Clubhouse will run across ESPN’s linear and digital channels, including WatchESPN. ESPN will feature digital cutdowns of the Viceland’s Vice World of Sports, after programming premieres on Viceland. Full episodes of Vice World of Sports will air on ESPN properties.