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Sony closes CSC deal, ups Kate Marsh

Sony Pictures Television has closed its deal for the CSC channels group and handed Kate Marsh an expanded role running its pay TV channels in Western Europe. As executive VP, networks, Western Europe, Marsh (pictured) will oversee all of Sony’s channels in the region including those it recently acquired as part of a deal for […]

New OTT service launches in Hungary

Telenor Hungary has launched a new OTT TV service, MyTV, offering live TV, catch-up TV and video-on-demand across a range of internet connected devices and screens. The servicewill deliver 14 channels initially, covering news, kids, sport and general interest programming. The channels at launch include AXN, AXN White, AXN Black, Duna, Duna World, Fashion Box, […]

Sony unearths GEM in Vietnam

Sony Pictures Television Networks is launching a new general entertainment channel in Vietnam as the territory’s pay TV advertising market booms. The launch of GEM is SPT Networks’ second pay TV channel in Vietnam, following AXN. The network will run content from across Asia and launch in January 2014. GEM also represents the second Asian […]

Electus promotes Farrokh, sells 150 hours

Ben Silverman’s studio Electus has promoted international sales executive Cyrus Farrokh to VP, distribution, and concurrently sold 150 hours to broadcasters across Asia Pacific. Former Shine International exec Farrokh joined Electus in May last year as executive director of international distribution and production, a role that handed in sales responsibilities in France, Italy and Asia […]

Sony draws up Blacklist in 66 territories

Hotly-tipped Sony Pictures Television mystery thriller The Blacklist will debut in 66 territories and 11 languages on SPT Networks-owned channels. The show will launch on NBC on September 23 and in the UK on Sky Living, France on TF1, Canada on Global, Germany on RTL, Seven in Australia and TV3 in Scandinavia in following weeks. […]

Ricky Ow exits SPT after 14 years

Sony Pictures Television veteran Ricky Ow is exiting the company after 14 years. Ow is stepping down from his position as executive VP, SPT Networks Asia “to pursue other endeavours”, according to an APT statement. “Ricky was instrumental to the success of our networks businesses in the region and a respected member of our team […]

Sony launching new Black and White channels in Europe

Sony Pictures Television is launching new versions of its AXN channel in Central Europe. AXN is SPT’s action channel brand and the new channels are AXN Black and AXN White, which will replace AXN Sci-Fi and AXN Crime in the region. The Black and White brands have previously rolled out in Iberia, but this marks […]

Sony’s Lubensky to run Lat Am channels

Sony Pictures Television’s Nathalie Lubensky has been upped and will run its channels in Latin America. She was previously a marketing SVP at SPT and before that was at Disney and ESPN where, as senior VP, affiliate marketing, she worked across the company’s free-to-air and pay TV channel brands. At SPT Lubensky will now be […]

Sony Asia and Charis making Cyril magic show

Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia, SPT Networks Japan and Hong Kong-based Charis Entertainment are making a new season of Cyril: Viva Magic. Cyril Takayama is an American-Japanese magician, best known for his performances in Asia and particularly in Japan. SPT and Charis have already made two seasons of the show and the third series will […]

Sony’s AXN lands Power’s Air Force One

UK-based distributor Power has sold its action show Air Force One is Down to AXN. Sony Pictures Television’s male-skewed channel has acquired the 2x120mins show for AXN in South Korea, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The two-parter follows the hijacked of Air Force One by rogue Serbian militants and stars Jeremy Sisto (Law and Order) and […]