Sony Pictures Television


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 […]

Sony taps Simplestream for kids YouView service

Sony Pictures Television has tapped Simplestream to power its new Sony Kids catch-up service on UK smart TV platform YouView. The free Sony Kids service offers programming from Sony’s kids channels Tiny Pop, POP and KIX and went live across all YouView connected set-top boxes – including BT TV and TalkTalk TV boxes – earlier […]

Sony Movie Channel to go live on Freeview and Virgin Media

Sony Pictures Television Networks UK is due to launch a rebranded Sony Movie Channel on the Freeview and Virgin Media in the UK next month. The flagship channel will consolidate Movie Mix, which is already available on Freeview and Virgin, and Sony Movie Channel, which is available on Sky. The Sony Movie Channel, which currently […]

Sony and iQIYI in streaming first

Sony’s TV arm has teamed with Chinese ISP iQIYI and the pair will make a Chinese-language adaptation of US drama Chosen. The Mandarin-language co-production will be delivered as a three-parter for the iQIYI streaming service. The Chinese company and Sony Pictures Television announced the news at a press conference in Beijing yesterday. Chosen was an […]

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 […]

Lynton takes charge in Sony TV restructure

Sony has confirmed the departure of its TV chief Steve Mosko and unveiled a new structure that sees all of his divisional bosses report direct to Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton. Mosko is leaving the studio after over 20 years and will, Sony said, have a consulting role. “I want to thank Steve for […]