Sony Pictures Television Networks


TV industry rejects Brexit

The TV industry is overwhelmingly backing Great Britain to remain in Europe, as the country’s public today vote on whether or not to leave the European Union. Numerous other industry figures have come out in support of remaining. These include Sony Pictures Television’s format chief Wayne Garvie, former BBC director of television Danny Cohen and […]

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 […]

Mosko upped at Sony

Steve Mosko has been upped to chairman, Sony Pictures Television, kicking off a restructure of its management teams in EMEA, Asia and Canada. The new role see Mosko elevated from president to chairman of SPT, the studio’s TV production, distribution and channels division. He will continue to report to Sony’s overall entertainment boss, Michael Lynton, […]

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, […]

Sony Pictures Television buys Film1 from Liberty

Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPT) has agreed to buy Dutch channel group Film1 from Liberty Global.  Under the deal, SPT will fully own and operate the five Film1-branded pay TV channels – Film1 Premiere, Film1 Action, Film1 Comedy and Kids, Film1 Spotlight, and Film1 Sundance – as well as the Film1 Go digital service. Liberty […]

Leaked document allegedly reveals top Sony salaries

A document purporting to reveal the salaries of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s top executives has been leaked. Michael Lynton, chairman and CEO of SPE parent Sony Entertainment; his co-chair at SPE, Amy Pascal; Sony Pictures Television president Steve Mosko; programming co-presidents Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht; and worldwide networks president Andy Kaplan were all named […]

Sony Entertainment Television launches on TalkTalk

Sony Pictures Television Networks has launched its general entertainment channel, Sony Entertainment Television (SET), through UK pay TV operator TalkTalk for the first time. The network goes live today and will be available on channel 454 of TalkTalk’s YouView pay television service as part of the operator’s Entertainment and Entertainment Extra Boost packages. SET is […]

SPT to launch UK SVoD version of Animax channel

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks is set to launch a UK version of its anime channel, Animax, as a subscription video-on-demand service.  Due to launch online this autumn at AnimaxTV.co.uk, Sony said the service is then expected to soon roll out on more platforms and devices. SPT Networks UK has signed a multi-year deal with […]

Four new channels for Belarus’s Zala TV

Belarusian pay TV operator Beltelecom has added four channels to its Zala TV service. Zala TV viewers will now be able to view comedy channel Komediya TV, music channel Muzyka Pervogo, entertainment channel Sony Turbo and horror channel NST. The new channels are currently available on the platform for a trial period.

BSkyB to make sports channels available without subscription

BSkyB is making its sports channels available on a pay-as-you-go basis for £9.99 (€11.65) a day without a TV subscription for the first time. Sky is to offer access its six Sky Sports channels to customers of Now TV, the over-the-top TV service launched by Sky late last year, for a 24-hour period for £9.99. […]