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TBI Talks: Andy Kaplan’s AXN plans greater investment in Asian content, while US buyers lead online acquisitions

KC Global Media Entertainment-owned AXN is committed to investing in more original content in the Asia region. Speaking on yesterday’s TBI Talks webinar, which focused on capitalising on opportunities in the region, KC chairman Andy Kaplan acknowledged that while there is more “great, premium product” coming out of Hollywood – pandemic aside – than ever […]

Andy Kaplan & George Chien’s KC completes SPT network deal in Asia

KC Global Media Entertainment, the company launched by Sony Pictures Television (SPT) alums Andy Kaplan and George Chien, have completed the acquisition of four Asian channels from the executives’ former employers. The deal, first unveiled in January, will see Kaplan and Chien’s KC Global take a 100% stake in South East Asian and Korean media […]

SPT alums Andy Kaplan & George Chien acquire Asian networks

Ex-Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Worldwide Networks executives Andy Kaplan and George Chien have launched a media network business and stocked it with three Asian channels acquired from their former employers. Kaplan and Chien’s KC Global Media Entertainment has taken a 100% stake in South East Asian and Korean media networks AXN, Japanese anime-skewing Animax and […]

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 […]

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