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Report: Sony looks to India as it eyes Zee Entertainment stake

Sony Corporation is in the running to pick up a stake in Zee Entertainment after its owner Essel Group put it out for sale, according to CNBC TV18. Essel revealed in November that it would sell a part of its stake in Zee to a global strategic advisor. Sources told the publisher that the Sony […]

Sony launches Pop App for PS4 

Sony Pictures Television has teamed up with sister company Sony Interactive Entertainment UK to launch the Pop App, a new on-demand app for kids featuring shows from commercial kids channel Pop.  Aimed at 7-11-year-olds, the Pop App is free for all connected PlayStation 4 devices and available to download from the PlayStation Store. It provides on-demand content from Pop and Pop Max, including  popular programme franchises, movies and […]

PlayStation VR sales reach three million

Sony Interactive Entertainment has sold more than three million PlayStation VR (PS VR) systems worldwide, according to official company stats. Sony announced the milestone figure along with the news that it has also sold 21.9 million PS VR games and experiences. “We’d like to thank all our fans for the amazing support, and we’re thrilled […]

‘Netflix Calibrated Mode’ introduced on Sony TVs

Netflix and Sony have partnered on Netflix Calibrated Mode, a new feature for select Sony Bravia TVs that is designed to ensure “cinematic fidelity” when viewers watch the SVOD service. Developed by Sony picture quality engineers in collaboration with Netflix colour scientists, Netflix Calibrated Mode is designed to deliver picture quality similar to that of […]

Sony brings Google Assistant to Android TVs in UK

Sony Europe has said that that select Sony 4K HDR TVs with Android TV will now have the Google Assistant built in, starting first in the UK with more countries to follow later this year. Google Assistant integration will allow viewers to gain quick access to films, music and other content, to control smart home […]

Sony pulls out of Spanish DTT negotiations

After months of negotiations, Sony has decided to shelve plans to launch into Spain’s free-to-air DTT market, according to the story in Spanish language newspaper El Economista. A report in the paper says Sony has taken the decision because of the low audiences new DTT operators are attracting, and weak ad revenues in the market […]

Sony launches CES TV models in Europe

Sony has now launched its XF90 line of 4K high dynamic range (HDR) TVs, which it introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, across Europe. The 55-, 65-, and 75-inch XF90 TVs are now in stock at major Sony-authorised retailers in Europe, with these models priced between €1,999 and €4,699. The XF90 series […]

‘Netflix-for-telcos’ club Atrium outlines plans for new projects

Atrium, the drama ‘production club’ set up a year ago by DRG chairman Jeremy Fox and ex-Sony chairman Howard Stringer to produce high-end international drama for telecom operators to enable them to compete with the likes of Netflix, will present four new projects in May on top of the two already in development, Fox told […]

Sony CEO steps down, CFO to take top job

Sony Corporation CEO Kazuo Hirai is due to step down in April after six years in charge of company, to be replaced by chief financial officer Kenichiro Yoshida. Hirai, who as overseen a period of growth at the firm, will step down on April 1, at which point he will stay on at the company […]

Sony hires Turner’s Hornsey and Viacom’s Muller to run UK channels

Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) has named Turner executive Steve Hornsey as vice-president of its UK Entertainment portfolio and Viacom-owned Channel 5 kids chief Sarah Muller as VP of SPTN’s UK kids and youth portfolio. Hornsey will oversee the entertainment channel portfolio which consists of seven channels, including film services Sony Movies Channel and Movies4Men. Muller […]

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