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Sony buys Indonesian novela channel stake

Sony Pictures Television Networks has acquired a 50% stake in an Indonesian pay TV telenovela channel. The company has paid Israel-based Dori Media Group an undisclosed amount for the stake in the network, Televiva. The move boosts SPT Networks’ presence in the region, which currently comprises pay channels AXN, Sony Entertainment Television, beTV, One and […]

AXN to launch Asian version of The Apprentice

Sony-owned pan Asian broadcaster AXN will launch a local version of reality business format The Apprentice after striking a deal with Mark Burnett Productions and FremantleMedia Asia. Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia will launch the format in the first half of 2013 across 21 countries in Asia and it will be hosted by AirAsia boss […]

Sky buys Sony’s submarine drama Last Resort

UK pay TV broadcaster BSkyB has acquired US submarine drama series Last Resort. The Sony Pictures Television-distributed show airs on broadcast network ABC in the US, where it has a Thursday night 8pm slot. On Sky it will premiere on October 30. The series was created by Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and follows the crew […]

Austria’s ORF sells crime and Universum docs at MIPCOM

ORF Enterprise, the commercial subsidiary of Austrian public broadcaster ORF, has inked a raft of MIPCOM deals for its crime and for its documentary programming. It has sold its drama series Four Women and a Funeral to cable channels run by Fox and Sony. Sony’s AXN has acquired the crime drama for its AXN channel […]

Prime inks deals for Hollywood shows at MIPCOM

Prime Entertainment Group has concluded a raft of its Hollywood centric programming in the wake of MIPCOM. Sony Asia picked up 52x15mins Hollywood News Feed and Prime said it is in negotiations with Sony for deals for the news series in Germany and Latin America. Turkish pay TV group Digiturk acquired Hollywood on Set, Stars […]