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EU accepts Hollywood studios and Sky measures to end geo-blocking case

The European Commission has accepted commitments by Hollywood studios not to apply clauses in contracts with Sky that prevent EU consumers outside the UK and Ireland from subscribing to Sky’s UK pay TV service to access films via satellite or online. The EC has made commitments offered by Disney, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros. and […]

20th Century Fox takes stake in Italian VOD outfit Chili

20th Century Fox has taken a 4% stake in Italian transactional video-on-demand provider Chili in a reported €6 million investment in the platform. Fox joins Warner Bros, Viacom-Paramount and Sony Pictures as shareholders in the venture. Warner Bros and Paramount have 4% stakes, while Sony has a 3% stake in the venture. Torino 1895 Investments, […]

Sony lowers forecasts but keeping studio

Sony has lowered full-year forecasts for its Pictures business after reporting a double-digit decline in revenue at the division, which includes the feature film, TV and channels operations. The Japanese company recorded a massive write down at its Pictures division earlier this year, but said yesterday the division can return to growth by producing premium […]

Sony Entertainment CEO resigns

Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton has resigned from his post. Lynton is leaving the Culver City-based studio after 13 years, and just under two years after he became sole chief exec after Amy Pascal’s departure. He is also resigning from his post at the corporate executive officer of the wider Sony group, which is based […]

Sony Pictures agrees VR deal with Nokia

Sony Pictures has agreed a VR deal with Nokia that will see it explore the “creative potential” of virtual reality production and distribution. Under the new multi-year worldwide agreement, Sony Pictures will use Nokia’s OZO VR camera and software to create 360-degree 3D content and live experiences. Sony will also integrate the OZO Player SDK […]

European Commission starts TV rights probe

Formal antitrust proceedings to examine programming agreements between US studios and European pay TV broadcasters are underway and could ultimately be extended to include other distributors, the European Commission confirmed today. EU spokesman Antoine Colombani told DTVE’s sister publication TBI this morning that the focus of the rights probe is currently restricted to the Hollywood Studios […]