James H. Schwab J.D.
Chief Operating Officer
Vice was founded in the year 1994. The company has been active for almost 25 years now. The founders of the company were Gavin McInnes, Suroosh Alvi and Shane Smith. The company had launched the magazine named Voice of Montreal, in the year of the company's founding. The magazine was an alternative to the Montreal Mirror. In the year 1996, the name of the magazine as changed to just Vice. During that time, a Canadian investor, known as Richard Szalwinski, had made an investment of almost $4 million and helped the company to move to New York, USA, in the year 1999. By the year 2001, the co-founders of the company had repurchased the company and had established the offices in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
In the year 2006, the company had planned to expand its services by entering the digital video arena as well, launching its new video service known as VBS.tv in collaboration with MTV Networks. During the year 2007, the company was aggressively expanding into digital video services, by launching new channels as well. In the year 2008, one of the company co-founders of the company had left the company. Starting in the year 2012, the company had continued to focus its coverage into news and also current events as well. The company had ended its VBS.tv services and instead started releasing various types of films on the company's main website as well as its YouTube channel as well. During the year 2013, 21st Century Fox had invested almost $70 million in the company with a 5 per cent stake as well. The company also started premiering shows on HBO as well. The following year, the second season of the show had won a Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series or Special in the 66th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards as well. The same year, the company had launched its new channel known as Vice News. As of the year 2015, HBO had announced that it would be renewing its contract with Vice Media for the movies and shows as well. The same year, the company had also launched Viceland, which was an upcoming cable network which would be featuring Vice-produced content as well. Then in the year 2017, the company had struck a deal with Snap Incorporated as well. The same year, the company had also secured a $450 million investment as well, from TPG Capital too. As of the year 2019, it was reported that the company had raised almost $250 million from George Soros and other investors as well. The headquarters of the company is based in 49 S 2nd Street. The name of the state is Brooklyn, while the name of the state is New York, USA. The pin code of the area is 11211.
Vice is an American media house company that focuses on providing various kinds of digital media shows and programs and also acts as a broadcasting company as well. The current CEO of the company is Nancy Dubuc. The current number of employees working at the company is around 100. The company is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company as well.
The primary services provided by the company include allowing viewers to consume and watch various types of digital video content like shows and movies along with news as well, which are all directed and produced by the company itself. The company is responsible for the production of various top quality shows and movies, and its news channel focuses on current affairs as well.
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