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Vice brings in Vivendi’s Delport

Youth-skewing Vice Media has hired the content boss at French media giant Vivendi as its chief revenue officer and president of international.

Dominique Delport

As mooted last week, Dominique Delport is moving to Vice swiftly after the appointment of Nancy Dubuc from A+E Networks as its new CEO.

Delport was previously global MD of advertising and media company Havas Group and head of content at parent Vivendi.

Reporting to Dubuc, Delport will lend his expertise in television, digital and mobile as well as operations and revenue to all of Vice’s lines of business.

While at Vivendi he launched mobile content arm Studio+, a mobile-first short drama platform, which in its first 18 months attracted more than five million subscribers, opened in five countries and was shortlisted for two International Emmys.

At Vice, he will spearhead revenue generation across linear, mobile and digital and oversee the company’s ongoing global expansion.

Delport said: “The role fits like a glove, as it unites all of my passions – journalism, content creation, digital and international business development.

“The young generation is demanding, and we will deliver for them. This means rolling out our offerings and digital platforms beyond our first 40 territories and continuing to produce our video content and news, but also inventing new ways to connect with and engage these audiences.”

Vice has been rolling out its Viceland linear channel around the world over the past two years but has more recently been hit by claims of misconduct and sexual harassment among staff.

Vice co-founder Shane Smith apologised for “failing as a company” and has since moved into an executive chairman’s role with Dubuc coming in to replace him as CEO.


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