Sony Pictures Television


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 […]

Steve Mosko leaving Sony

Sony Pictures Television boss Steve Mosko is leaving after more than two decades at the studio. US trade Variety broke the news yesterday, and although Sony declined to comment, Mosko’s exit has now been widely reported in the US. Variety, citing three sources, said Mosko was departing after failing to agree terms on a new […]

Sony promotes Kalouria

Sony Pictures Television has promoted Sheraton Kalouria to president and chief marketing officer. He will continue to report to Steve Mosko, chairman, SPT. In this newly expanded role, Kalouria will now oversee consumer products licensing for SPT series and brands as part of the division’s global marketing function. Kalouria will have oversight of SPT’s consumer […]

‘Landmark’ pan-Euro Sony deal for Sky

Sky has struck its first-ever pan-European movie output agreement. A deal with Sony Pictures Television gives the UK-based satcaster multi-year access to new Sony feature films such as Ghostbusters, Angry Birds and Money Monster, including for the first time ultra HD movies. Previously, Sky and Sony had territory-by-territory agreements, but with Sky recently promoting director […]

Sony buys Turkish channels group

Sony Pictures Television has taken a majority stake in Turkey-based channels group Planet TV. Pending regulatory clearance, SPT will own four Turkish free-to-air channels. These comprise drama and telenovela net Planet Pembe, Turkish movie net Planet Turk, cooking channel Planet Mutfak and Planet Cocuk, which focuses on local kid TV programming. SPT has formed a […]

Sony Pictures Television to launch UK True Crime channel

Sony Pictures Television is due to launch a new UK channel dedicated to “back-to-back crime content” later this month. True Crime will launch on March 22 and be available on Freeview channel 60, Sky channel 185 and Freesat channel 143. The channel is the latest addition to Sony Pictures Television’s ‘True’ channel portfolio, which already […]