Merged Sony-Zee would have ‘adverse effect on competition’, says Indian watchdog

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has reportedly decided that the proposed merger of Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) and Zee Entertainment will hurt competition in the country and will launch a further investigation into the tie-up. The merger, announced in December 2021, would create a US$10 billion media behemoth across TV, cinema and streaming […]

SPNI extends Champions League rights deal

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) has renewed its broadcast rights deals with UEFA in a three year extension. The broadcaster will continue to broadcast the Champions League, Europa League, Super Cup, Youth League and Conference League through to the end of the 2023/24 season. SPNI will carry 138 matches of the top-flight Champions League including […]

Sony picks up Bundesliga rights for India

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) has agreed a two-year licencing agreement with the German Bundesliga. The deal gives Sony the exclusive media rights to broadcast the Bundesliga across the Indian Subcontinent, with the agreement including India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Pakistan. The deal runs through to the end of the 2022-23 […]