Sony Pictures Television


Sony planning to sell stake in Crackle

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is looking to sell a piece of its streaming service, Crackle, as it looks to grow revenue for the platform and compete with tech rivals. The move was announced by Mike Hopkins (pictured), the former Hulu CEO who joined SPT as chairman last autumn, in a company memo. He said the […]

Sony agrees Russian joint venture with National Media Group

Russian media holding company National Media Group (NMG) has set up a joint venture with Sony Pictures Television (SPT) to operate the latter’s pay TV channels in Russia. According to a statement published by NMG, it has acquired an 80% stake of a company-operator that broadcasts Sony’s package of three pay channels in Russia. The partnership will […]

Fox’s Freer replaces Hulu’s Sony-bound CEO

US streamer Hulu has appointed Fox Networks Group (FNG) chief Randy Freer has its new CEO, with incumbent Mike Hopkins switching over to Sony Pictures Television (SPT). Hulu is experiencing its moment in the sun, having become the first SVOD service to win the Best Drama Emmy for The Handmaid’s Tale, but Hopkins is moving […]

Sony names trio of TV chiefs

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has set a new management team following the departures of Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg for Apple. Jeff Frost is rising from executive VP of business affairs to president of Sony Pictures Television Studios (SPTS), a new division that separates business from creative. Jason Clodfelter and Chris Parnell are also […]

Sony builds out sales team with Econet hire

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has hired Econet Media’s Kunle Falodun (pictured) as VP of distribution for Africa. Falodun began his new role in July, working out of SPT’s London office and reporting to senior VP of UK, Africa, Ireland and Iberia Mark Young. Prior to Sony, Falodun was head of business development at African broadcaster […]

Film1 to replace Sundance channel with on-demand offering

Dutch channel group Film1 has announced plans to replace its Film1 Sundance channel with an on-demand channel on the Ziggo platform. Sony Pictures Television-owned Film1 said the on-demand channel will launch on Ziggo on August 31, taking channel slot 105 on the EPG, and responds to changing viewing habits. After this date, some of the […]

Sony bosses to lead Apple programming push

Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg are joining technology giant Apple to lead its push into original programming. News broke last week that the pair was exiting Sony Pictures Television, where they were co-presidents. Apple has been experimenting with original programming, and recently launched itsfirst original series, Planet of the Apps. With Erlicht and Van […]

Sony Pictures Television co-presidents out

Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht are leaving their roles as co-presidents of Sony Pictures Television (SPT). Tony Vinciquerra, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)’s new CEO, will work directly with the remaining leadership until the president role is filled. No direct replacement has been lined up. Van Amburg and Erlicht had been co-presidents of SPT since last […]

Vodafone Spain strikes 4K movies deals with Sony and Paramount

Vodafone España has struck deals with Sony Pictures Television and Paramount Pictures to offer 4K UHD movies as part of its Videoclub offering. Vodafone will offer movies from both studios in 4K as part of its offering, including the likes of Passengers, T2: Trainspotting 2 and Smurfs: The Lost Village. Sony Pictures will make 16 […]

Mediaset’s Stewart joins Sony in Italy expansion

Long-serving Mediaset buyer Zelda Stewart is to lead Sony Pictures Television’s Italian sales efforts. Stewart has been named VP of distribution, Italy, at the Hollywood studio’s international operation. She will be based in Milan, where SPT already has one office and is planning a second that will open its doors over the summer. Her appointment […]