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Sony channels launch on Amazon in Germany, Austria

Three Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) channels have joined the Amazon Channels line-up in Germany and Austria. AXN, Sony Channel and Animax are now available as part of the service in what Sony described as a “first of its kind” deal between SPTN and Amazon. Viewers can watch the linear channels live and also access […]

Amazon in Absentia with Sony drama deal

Amazon Prime Video has acquired exclusive rights to Sony thriller drama Absentia in various territories. Amazon has bought rights to the Masha Productions drama in the US, UK, Australia, Germany, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Singapore and South Korea among others. Absentia went out on Sony Pictures Television Networks-owned AXN channels to good ratings in Iberia […]

Sony’s AXN to brace The Elements with original

Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPT) Asia will deliver a new original series for English-language pay TV AXN, featuring Australian illusionist Consentino. The four-part series will feature Consentino’s street magic, large-scale illusions all themed around earth, wind, fire and water. Filming kicks off this week in Singapore. The Elements will premiere in early 2018 exclusively on […]

Sony takes $977m charge on Pictures unit

Japan’s Sony Corp. has recorded a ¥112.1 billion (US$977.4 million) goodwill impairment charge due to the performance of its Sony Pictures Entertainment arm. The non-cash impairment will be written off as an operating loss, and will impact Sony’s third quarter financial results for the three months ending December 31, 2016 when they are revealed on […]

Sony appoints Asia content head

Sony Pictures Television has upped Virginia Lim to head of content at its Asian business. Lim has been at Sony in various roles since 2008, joining the studio from Singaporean pay TV platform StarHub. In her new role at SPT she will oversee content for SPT’s five-strong bouquet of regional channels – AXN, One, Animax, […]

Sony rebrands Indian channels group

Sony Pictures Television has rebranded Multi Screen Media after the Indian television networks operator turned 20 over the weekend. MSM will now be known as Sony Pictures Networks, which more clearly defines it as an SPT company. SPN’s networks include the generalist Sony Entertainment Television, Hindi premium movies-focused MAX, English-language entertainment-skewed AXN, Bangla movie channel […]

Sony nears Hungarian channels acquisition

Sony Pictures Television is set to finalise its acquisition of Modern Times Group’s Hungarian Viasat3 and Viasat6 TV channels and Viasat Play VOD service after gaining regulatory approval. SPT said that it expects to close the deal in the coming days after getting the green light from the Hungarian Competition Authority. The news comes a […]

Sony signs Italian CBS deal

Sony Pictures Television Networks Italy has secured exclusive CBS Studios International programming for its AXN-branded pay TV entertainment channels. The deal comprises five series, which will launch on the SPT networks this autumn. In November, AXN HD will debut the big-rating super-geek procedural Scorpion, with the latest CSI spin-off, CSI: Cyber following in 2016 along […]

CBS’s Zoo opens around the world

James Patterson’s CBS drama Zoo has sold to international broadcasters around the world. Sky 1 in the UK, ProSiebenSat.1 in Germany, TF1 in France, Rai in Italy, Mediaset España and Network Ten in Australia are among the buyers from distributor CBS Studios International. The others are M-Net for pan-Africa, Yes in Israel, AXN in India, […]

Sony ups Lim following Yan Jong Wong exit

Sony Pictures Television has elevated Virginia Lim to vice president, content and marketing at its Asian division. TBI understands she has taken a wider role at Sony following the departure, of Yan Jong Wong, who previously oversaw English-language programming across the SPT channels. In her new role at SPT Networks Asia, Lim (pictured) will oversee […]

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