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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 […]

Netflix among those joining Z Nation

Netflix has taken worldwide on-demand rights to zombie drama Z Nation, becoming one of a number of buyers of the Dynamic Television-sold show. Netflix is joined in acquiring the show by Pick in the UK, Universal Networks International in Australia and Germany, RTL2 in Germany, Canal Plus in France, AXN Italy, Leone Film Group, Telenet […]

SPT promotes networks digital exec

Sony Pictures Television has promoted Mark Jocson to senior VP, digital media and game, networks. Jocson has been with Sony for six years, most recently in a VP post, but has now added responsibility for SPT’s mobile games studio division to his existing role as leader of SPT Networks’ digital product and platform initiatives. He […]

Sony buys Viasat channels from MTG

Sony Pictures Television has acquired the Viasat3 and Viasat6 free-to-air TV channels in Hungary from the Modern Times Group. The pair of entertainment channels will take SPT’s Hungarian offering to five and they will sit alongside the AXN, AXN White and AXN Black offerings in the Sony stable. Viasat3 is programmed with mainstream movies and […]

Sony’s AXN snaps up Red Arrow’s Falco

Sony’s male-skewed AXN channel has picked up eastern Europe rights to cop drama Falco. AXN Central Europe has snagged pay TV rights to seasons one and two of Falco for 15 channels across the CEE region including the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. Red Arrow International distributes the series and struck the AXN deal. Falco […]

Sony’s El Mariachi hits the Middle East

Middle Eastern broadcaster MBC has acquired Sony Pictures Televison’s El Mariachi, the Latin drama based on the Robert Rodriguez movie of the same name. The pan-regional free-to-air broadcaster will show the 71-part drama on its MBC Action channel next year. El Mariachi is produced by SPT-backed Colombian prodco Teleset, which also makes the Spanish language […]

News brief: Blacklist, Voice go day-and-date on AXN

Asian general entertainment channel AXN is launching the latest seasons of US hits The Blacklist and The Voice day-and-date. Season two of NBC drama Blackist and season seven reality singing series The Voice will join The Amazing Race as part of Sony Pictures Television-owned AXN’s day-and-date offer. Blacklist and The Voice debut on September 23, […]

FremantleMedia, Sony plan pan-Asian Got Talent

FremantleMedia and Sony Pictures Television Networks have partnered to create a pan-Asian version of singing reality format Got Talent. Asia’s Got Talent will debut early next year on SPT Networks’ English-language entertainment channel AXN across 20 territories in the region. FremantleMedia has also secured deals with local free-to-air channels in Thailand, Indonesia and India to […]