Viceland expands EMEA team
May 16, 2016
Viceland, the growing TV network from youth media company and content creation studio Vice, has announced a series of executive hires bolstering its creative and production capabilities ahead of the channel’s UK launch in September. Debi Roach has joined the company as Vice President TV Production EMEA, Cam Levin as Vice President Brand EMEA and Dan Louw has been appointed as Vice President Development UK.
Roach boasts a career that spans twenty years, overseeing a raft of multi-award winning productions for leading terrestrial and digital broadcasters across entertainment, scripted comedy and factual entertainment, with credits including Peep Show, Fresh Meat and Derren Brown’s series and specials. In the newly created role of Vice President TV Production EMEA for Viceland, Roach will be overseeing all production output for the channel across the region, including a slate of brand new VICE-produced UK programming.
Levin, an award-winning creative director and filmmaker, brings a wealth of experience across integrated advertising and entertainment from his time at MTV International and Sky UK, and takes up the role of Vice President Brand EMEA. Levin will oversee audience, platform and social growth strategy as well innovating the channel’s creative billing.
In addition, Louw joins from the BBC as Vice President Development for Viceland UK. Louw is a former Head of Development in the multi-award winning BBC Documentaries department, where he oversaw a slate including the Louis Theroux films, The Met and BAFTA award winners Life and Death Row and Don’t Take My Baby.
News of these hires follows the announcement in April that former Discovery Networks executive Arjan Hoekstra had joined Viceland to oversee international growth as General Manager EMEA.