Rogers to cut off support for Viceland TV station

Rogers Media Inc. has informed its partner Vice Media Canada Inc. that it no longer plans to financially support the Viceland television channel, leaving the upstart station’s future in Canada uncertain.

The TV channel aimed at a younger adult audience – which launched early last year, at the same time as a sister station with the same name in the U.S. – is a joint venture between Rogers Media and Vice, which also have a larger partnership that includes the Vice Canada content studio in the Liberty Village area in Toronto.

Maybe ratings driven, maybe something to do with the purported imminent expose of parent Vice the NY Times is said to be working on, maybe a bit of both.