Sony Pictures Networks India

Indian watchdog approves Sony-Zee merger

The merger of Zee Entertainment Enterprises and Sony’s Indian unit has been approved by the country’s competition watchdog. The merger, first announced in December 2021, appeared to be on the rocks last month when the Competition Commission of India (CCI) said that the US$10 billion combined entity would have “unparalleled bargaining power” and launched a […]

Concessions offered by Sony-Zee as watchdog raises concerns

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) and Zee Entertainment have reportedly offered concessions in order to get their merger over the line. Announced in December 202, the merger would create a US$10 billion media behemoth across TV, cinema and streaming with around 92 channels. The pair however received notice from the Competition Commission of India (CCI) […]

Sony Pictures Networks India to merge with Zee Entertainment

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) has struck a deal to take control of Indian media giant Zee Entertainment. SPNI and Zee Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) have signed up to an exclusive, non-binding agreement to combine both companies’ linear networks, digital assets, production operations and programme libraries. The combined company would be a publicly listed company in […]

Sony Pictures Networks acquires India’s Ten Sports Network

Sony Pictures Networks India is to acquire Ten Sports Network from Zee Entertainment Enterprises for US$385 million (€345 million). Sony said the acquisition would add South Asia’s leading sports network to its existing portfolio of channels. The channels being acquired include Ten 1, Ten 1 HD, Ten 2, Ten 3, Ten Golf HD, Ten Cricket and […]