CBS INTERACTIVE AND VICE MEDIA ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO CREATE ORIGINAL TECH-FOCUSED MULTIPLATFORM PROGRAMMING

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Sponsored by Microsoft Surface and Audi, the Series Titled “Dear Future” Will Explore Major Innovations Shaping the World around Us 

Content Will Live on CNET, the Leading Source of Technology News and Reviews, and Motherboard, VICE’s Award-Winning Tech Outlet

NEW YORK – Sept. 11, 2017 – CBS Interactive, the premier online content network for information and entertainment, and VICE Media, the world’s leading youth media brand, today announced a partnership in which the two media companies will collaborate to produce original tech-focused multiplatform content.

Sponsored by Microsoft Surface globally and Audi of America in the U.S., the series, titled “Dear Future,” will shine a light on major innovations shaping the world around us, such as space travel, the ethics of genome editing, internet freedom, the future of virtual reality, robotics, artificial intelligence and the future of transportation. The “Dear Future” series will run on CNET, the world’s largest consumer news and reviews tech site, and Motherboard, VICE’s award-winning tech outlet.

The first collaboration launches today with a look at the future of mind-controlled computers in a piece titled “How We’ll Eventually Control Everything With Our Minds,” the first in a collection of long-form pieces. A docu-series will follow this fall and will visually explore the stunning and startling future that technology promises our world. “Dear Future” content will be available on both CNET and Motherboard, as well as via their respective mobile and social platforms.

“As the world’s number one consumer tech media brand, our global audience looks to us to discover the unique stories that demonstrate how today’s technology will inform our future,” said Mark Larkin, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CNET. “This partnership enables us to combine the editorial expertise of CNET and Motherboard to produce new and unique content that showcases the possible.

“Motherboard is this internet oracle for an audience that might as well be living 50 years in the future,” said Thobey Campion, Head of Publishing at VICE. “It’s gratifying to have found a kindred spirit in CNET, who can help us produce the most groundbreaking tech-focused stories around. The partnership also provides a very unique opportunity to bring this wealth of editorial and video to a greatly expanded global audience, ultimately waking people up to innovations that will impact all of humanity.”

For more than 20 years, CNET has been the world’s leading tech media brand with 10s of millions of people consuming its news and reviews content on multiple platforms each month. Through unmatched reporting and unparalleled reviews, CNET educates, inspires and tells the real story of the way technology shapes consumers’ lives and the ideas behind them. CNET offers the best advice for living with technology and covers every aspect of consumer technology from personal and automotive tech to smart appliance and home technology. 

VICE’s Motherboard is an award-winning online magazine and video channel that explores the intersection of culture and technology. Through short and long-form documentaries, photography, editorial and community participation, Motherboard provides a refreshing voice in the tech media landscape, filling the gap between more sterile gadget review sites and industry news. Whether it’s hacking, art, sports or food, Motherboard is there telling the story of technology’s role.

About CBS Interactive

CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the world’s largest publisher of premium digital content and a perennial top 10 Internet company. CBS Interactive’s brands span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming. Properties include the websites, apps and streaming services of the CBS Television Network such as the CBS All Access subscription service, the 24/7 digital news network CBSN, and CBS Sports’ digital brands as well as digital-first properties in key content verticals, including CNET, TVGuide.com, GameSpot, Last.fm, Metacritic and Chowhound.

About VICE Media

VICE is the world’s leading youth media brand. Launched in 1994, VICE is on pace to bring its award-winning programming to over 80 territories worldwide by the end of 2017 across mobile, digital, and linear platforms. VICE operates an expanding international network of digital channels; a television and feature film production studio; an Emmy-nominated international television network, VICELAND; an Emmy-nominated weekly newsmagazine show on HBO; a nightly news series on HBO; an in-house creative services agencies and branded studio; a magazine; and a record label.

VICE’s award-winning programming has been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Peabody Awards, Sundance Film Festival, PEN Center, Cannes Lions, Frontline Club, Knight Foundation, American Society of Magazine Editors, LA Press Club, James Beard awards, and Webby Awards, among others.

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