Vice has begun a gradual withdrawal of its television channels across Europe only four years after they were launched, as part of deep cost cuts.
Vice is pulling the plug out of its dedicated Dutch linear channel on August 24, ending distribution on Ziggo and KPN in The Netherlands and Telenet and Proximus in Belgium.
The Dutch feed of Vice was launched in 2017, for the first few months exclusively on Ziggo and Telenet, but later deals were clinched with KPN and Proximus.
According to UK press reports, distribution talks with Virgin Media failed and Vice has walked away from contract renewal discussions with the operator.
Ineteresdtingly, at that time Enders Analysis has questioned the “lacklustre” UK launch of Viceland. It says the UK debut followed a similarly underwhelming entrance into the United States.