Vice News Tonight

Vice News Tonight was an American news program originally broadcast on HBO as the channel's first-ever daily series, premiering October 2016.wikipedia
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Josh Tyrangiel, Vice executive vice-president for news content said that the idea came in an effort to try to engage viewers, and not simply to summarize the news.
After four years with VICE Media, in June 2019, Tyrangiel announced his departure from the network, which followed with the cancellation of Vice News Tonight, though the show was later renewed and picked up by the channel Viceland.

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In mid-August 2019, Viceland, a basic cable network joint venture between Vice Media and A&E Networks, announced it was picking up Vice News Tonight with an airdate to be announced.
In October 2016, a second Vice News program, a nightly news program called Vice News Tonight, premiered.

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Each episode will also be available on Vice News' website one week after it premieres.

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Vice News Tonight was an American news program originally broadcast on HBO as the channel's first-ever daily series, premiering October 2016.

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Vice News Tonight was an American news program originally broadcast on HBO as the channel's first-ever daily series, premiering October 2016.

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The program is slated to relaunch on the Viceland network.

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In August 2017, Vice News Tonight received attention after its coverage of the Unite the Right rally, entitled Charlottesville: Race and Terror, went viral after HBO's decision to put the entirety of the episode for free for all to view on YouTube.

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In August 2017, Vice News Tonight received attention after its coverage of the Unite the Right rally, entitled Charlottesville: Race and Terror, went viral after HBO's decision to put the entirety of the episode for free for all to view on YouTube.

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CNN's Brian Stelter declared the coverage to be Vice News Tonight's "breakout moment."

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CNN's Brian Stelter declared the coverage to be Vice News Tonight's "breakout moment."

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The segment earned Vice News Tonight a 2017 Peabody Award for News coverage.

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In mid-August 2019, Viceland, a basic cable network joint venture between Vice Media and A&E Networks, announced it was picking up Vice News Tonight with an airdate to be announced.

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The program is devoted to the idea of not using on-air news anchors.

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Episodes will also be available on HBO Go and HBO Now the day after they air.

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Episodes will also be available on HBO Go and HBO Now the day after they air.

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In Canada, the series debuted on October 10, 2016 with broadcasts on Viceland, and moved to MuchMusic after Viceland shut down.

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In Canada, the series debuted on October 10, 2016 with broadcasts on Viceland, and moved to MuchMusic after Viceland shut down.

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In a review of the first episode, Mike Hale of The New York Times said the show was "new, but no game changer", saying "As hackneyed, shallow and formulaic as network newscasts can be, they still offer something in terms of immediacy and comprehensiveness that Vice News Tonight, as it is currently constituted, can’t pretend to compete with. If you like the Vice sensibility, though, you might enjoy the show’s capsule version of it. Just don’t expect the news to be new."

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Maureen Ryan of Variety said that "if nothing else, it’s good to know that two organizations with deep pockets are coming together in a major effort to help keep citizens — and especially younger Americans — informed... Between HBO and the Internet, one hopes the best of the organization’s reporters will see their work reach a much broader audience."

The Hollywood Reporter

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Daniel Fienberg of The Hollywood Reporter said that "In its best moments, Vice News Tonight felt like a string of little amuse-bouches to whet appetites for full meals available online. In its lesser moments, it felt like Full Frontal or Last Week Tonight without the jokes and, honestly, with less on-air depth. I think there's probably value in Vice News Tonight as almost a newsletter or digest point-of-entry into the absurd amount of content that the Vice empire generates every day. Even though those newsletters feel old-fashioned on the surface, all the cool media kids have their own and it would be just like the forward-thinking Vice to package theirs in the format of an equally old-fashioned newscast. We'll see if Vice News Tonight evolves into more than that.

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Daniel Fienberg of The Hollywood Reporter said that "In its best moments, Vice News Tonight felt like a string of little amuse-bouches to whet appetites for full meals available online. In its lesser moments, it felt like Full Frontal or Last Week Tonight without the jokes and, honestly, with less on-air depth. I think there's probably value in Vice News Tonight as almost a newsletter or digest point-of-entry into the absurd amount of content that the Vice empire generates every day. Even though those newsletters feel old-fashioned on the surface, all the cool media kids have their own and it would be just like the forward-thinking Vice to package theirs in the format of an equally old-fashioned newscast. We'll see if Vice News Tonight evolves into more than that.

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Daniel Fienberg of The Hollywood Reporter said that "In its best moments, Vice News Tonight felt like a string of little amuse-bouches to whet appetites for full meals available online. In its lesser moments, it felt like Full Frontal or Last Week Tonight without the jokes and, honestly, with less on-air depth. I think there's probably value in Vice News Tonight as almost a newsletter or digest point-of-entry into the absurd amount of content that the Vice empire generates every day. Even though those newsletters feel old-fashioned on the surface, all the cool media kids have their own and it would be just like the forward-thinking Vice to package theirs in the format of an equally old-fashioned newscast. We'll see if Vice News Tonight evolves into more than that.

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In a more critical review, Brian Lowry of CNNMoney said "While Vice has promised a sort-of reinvention of the staid nightly news format, what it delivered merely played like Short Attention Span Theater... The half-hour would have benefited from fewer stories allowed a bit more room to breathe... There's no point in the pay channel doing me-too news, given its premium pedigree. Yet while the mix will surely evolve, Vice News Tonight's template offers a difference, yes, but at least initially, one without much distinction."

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In a more critical review, Brian Lowry of CNNMoney said "While Vice has promised a sort-of reinvention of the staid nightly news format, what it delivered merely played like Short Attention Span Theater... The half-hour would have benefited from fewer stories allowed a bit more room to breathe... There's no point in the pay channel doing me-too news, given its premium pedigree. Yet while the mix will surely evolve, Vice News Tonight's template offers a difference, yes, but at least initially, one without much distinction."