Vice World News will launch a news channel and stream on Twitch

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Vice World News has announced the launch of a news channel and current affairs show on the Twitch streaming platform.

The news show will debut August 23 on Twitch and will stream live Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. DexterThomas and Samir Ferdowsi will co-host the show, and Lianne Turnervice president of global video for Vice News, will serve as executive producer.

The news show, which will air exclusively on the Twitch platform, will offer a distinctive Vice News take on top news stories and highlight the biggest scoops and investigations from the outlet.

New episodes will air from Vice News’ offices in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and London, and popular segments will be shared on Vice’s social, digital and TV channels.

The Twitch show will also include a behind-the-scenes segment where the hosts will visit the Vice archives and talk to producers and correspondents about some of Vice’s most classic tunes. This includes stories such as Suroosh Alvithe 2011 report on Pakistan’s huge illegal arms deals or Seb Walker’s 2019 trip to Syria to search for two American children held hostage by the Islamic State.

Senior Vice President of World News and Global Editor of Vice World News Katie Drummond said, “Our audience is young, hip, and doesn’t always access the news in the traditional way, so it’s only natural for us to move our global reporting to Twitch.”

She added, “We’ve had success on Twitch with other VICE brands, including Motherboard and Waypoint, and have seen interest in our content when it airs on other Twitch channels. It’s yet another way for VICE to meet our audience wherever they are.

Vice News became Vice World News in 2020 as it shifted its focus to become the dominant news brand for 18-35 year olds globally.

A preview of Vice World News’ new Twitch show can be found here.