O2 Czechia builds new tariff around Voyo and Sony-owned AXN channels

Czech platform O2 TV is adding a new tariff from February which will give its customers access to Nova TV’s popular Voyo app and two Sony-owned movie channels AXN and AXN Black. The new tariff, which is called O2 TV Zlatá Voyo, costs CZK 799 if bought as a standalone product, but is cheaper if bundled. The decision to […]

Kaplan and Chien’s KC Global Media acquires SPT Asian channels

KC Global Media Entertainment, the company launched by Sony Pictures Television (SPT) alums Andy Kaplan and George Chien, have completed the acquisition of four Asian channels from the executives’ former employers. The deal, first unveiled in January, will see Kaplan and Chien’s KC Global take a 100% stake in South East Asian and Korean media networks […]

Sony makes FTA Italian move as Sky Italia drops AXN channels

Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) is moving into the Italian free-to-air TV market for the first time as a two-channel carriage agreement with Sky draws to a close. SPTN has reached a deal with Television Broadcasting System (TBS) to buy the channels NekoTV and Capri Gourmet, which have been broadcasting on the Italian digital terrestrial […]

Inea doubles online TV offering

Polish cable operator Inea has doubled the number of channel available as part of its online TV offering. Inea Online TV now offers a mix of over 60 channels, including a number that are available outside Inea’s network. Additions to the service include TVN24 HD, TVN Style HD, TVN Turbo HD, AXN, Sundance Channel HD, […]

UPC Poland adds five channels to Horizon Go

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland has added five new channels to its Horizon Go advanced mobile TV offering. Horizon Go customers will now be able to view Sony Pictures Television Networks channels AXN HD, AXN Spin HD, AXN White in SD and AXN Black in SD, alongside Romance HD. UPC Poland’s Horizon Go service […]

Inea adds more AXN channels

Polish cable operator Inea is now carrying the full portfolio of AXN channels from Sony Pictures Television Europe. The operators has added AXN HD to its standard HD and higher packages, while Super HD subscribers now also have access to AXN Spin HD. AXN White and AXN Black, hitherto available in the operator’s thematic packages, […]

Ofcom raps AXN and TV3 over lack of subtitling, audio description

Ofcom has found Sony Pictures Entertainment-owned AXN and MTG’s TV3 in breach of it Code on Television Access Services for failing to provide sufficient subtitling and audio description services. In its latest Ofcom Broadcast Bulletin, the UK regulator said that AXN and AXN Sci-fi, channels which both broadcast to Italy, were required to provide subtitles […]

AXN CE produces first Polish series

Sony Pictures Television’s AXN Central Europe has begun production of its first Polish local content. The channel is to produce a three-part mini-series based on Swedish crime production Morden I Sandhamm, directed by Greg Zgliński and produced by Opus Films. The series will premiere on AXN Poland in the autumn. “Our goal is to produce […]

Scripps taps Sony exec for Fine Living Italy

Scripps Networks International has hired an AXN senior programming manager to become channel director of its latest launch in Italy. The global wing of US-based Scripps Networks Interactive is launching its thematic Fine Living network on Italian digital terrestrial television in the first quarter of this year. Andrea Paoletti, currently senior programming manager at Sony […]

Sony launching new Black and White channels in Europe

Sony Pictures Television is launching new versions of its AXN channel in central Europe. AXN is SPT’s action channel brand and the new channels are AXN Black and AXN White, which will replace AXN Sci-Fi and AXN Crime in the region. The Black and White brands have previously rolled out in Iberia, but this marks […]