Sony Pictures buys UK channels group Dolphin

Sony Pictures Television has acquired Dolphin Broadcasting, which operates five male-skewed movie and teleshopping channels in the UK.
 Sony will fold the Movies4Men, Movies4Men+1, Movies4Men2, Movies4Men2+1 and Men&Movies offerings, into its UK channel portfolio and has also taken a stake in Dolphin’s advertising sales business, which will continue to operate under the Dolphin TV banner. […]

Sony launches AXN Spin in Poland

AXN Spin, the new channel from Sony Pictures Television Networks, has launched in Poland on the Cyfra Plus platform. AXN Spin offers series including Pretty Little Liars, Teen Wolf and The River, along with films such as Men in Black, Spider-Man, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Targeting a youth audience of 13 to 25 year-olds, […]

BBC News app launches on Sony TVs

UK public broadcaster the BBC has launched its BBC News connected TV app on Sony TVs in the UK. The app was first released on the Samsung Smart TV platform in June 2011 for UK and international consumers, with a later launch on Panasonic Viera devices for the UK only. The app offers video and […]

Lovefilm secures Sony Pictures content deal

Amazon-owned movie streaming company Lovefilm and Sony Pictures Television have signed a multi-year content deal giving Lovefilm customers exclusive streaming access to new and forthcoming Sony Pictures titles during the second subscription pay TV window, as well as catalogue titles and TV series, from June 2012. The agreement with Sony Pictures Television is the latest […]

Sony adds YouTube HD and Twitter to Bravia TV

Sony has introduced a number of new features to its Bravia connected TVs including YouTube HD, Twitter Ticker and Facebook videos and photos in full screen. Twitter Ticker provides rolling updates of the latest tweets while viewers are watching TV programmes, and users can also share TrackID song searches on Twitter. Sony has also extended […]

Sony’s Stringer: industry needs to focus on new kind of TV

TV manufacturers will need to focus their efforts on “a different kind of TV set” to reverse losses, according to Sony CEO Howard Stringer. Stringer used a breakfast hosted by the Wall Street Journal to say that manufacturers could not continue to sell loss-making TV sets and acknowledged that he had no doubt that Apple […]

Sony opens distribution office in the Middle East

Sony Pictures Television is opening a sales office in Dubai. It will be run by Ziad Yaghi who has worked at Dubai Entertainment and Media Organisation, Tecom Authority and Orbit. Yaghi also founded the Dubai Film Market. SPT already has a production business in the Middle East after launching Sony Pictures Arabia in November 2010. […]

SPT appoints VP distribution for UK, Ireland and Africa

Sony Pictures Television has promoted Kylie Munnich to senior vice-president, distribution for the UK, Ireland and Africa. Munnich, who was previously vice-president of distribution, Australia and New Zealand for the Hollywood studio will be responsible for all film and television sales in these territories and will also work with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment for online […]

Andrea Wong replacing Kees Abrahams at Sony

Former Disney and Lifetime executive Andrea Wong has been hired to run international production at Sony and will replace Kees Abrahams, the former 2waytraffic boss who sold the company to the Hollywood studio in 2008. Wong will be the London-based president of international production at Sony Pictures Television and president, international, at Sony Pictures Entertainment. […]

TV giants team up for new 3D glasses standard

TV manufacturers Panasonic, Samsung and Sony and 3D technology specialist Xpand 3D have teamed up to develop a new technology standard for consumer 3D active glasses. The Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative will see the companies work together on the development and licensing of radio frequency system 3D active glasses technology, including RF system protocols […]

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