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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 buys Turkish channels group

Sony Pictures Television has taken a majority stake in Turkey-based channels group Planet TV. Pending regulatory clearance, SPT will own four Turkish free-to-air channels. These comprise drama and telenovela net Planet Pembe, Turkish movie net Planet Turk, cooking channel Planet Mutfak and Planet Cocuk, which focuses on local kid TV programming. SPT has formed a […]

News brief: Turner Lat Am net buys Stan Lee toon

Pay TV channel Cartoon Network Latin America has bought Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 from Genius Brands International in a multi-territory deal. The superhero-themed show comes from Stan Lee Comics, a joint venture of LA-based GBI, Lee’s POW! Entertainment and Archie Comics. It has previous been sold to the likes of TF1 in France, which was […]

TF1 grabs VOD rights to Stan Lee toon

French commercial channel TF1 has grabbed on-demand rights to Stan Lee’s Mighty 7. The deal is one of several distributor Genius Brand International has secured and hands TF1 all French-speaking Europe VOD, SVOD and EST rights to the superhero series. Teletoon in Canada has acquired local rights, while Sony-owned CSC Media in the UK has […]

Sony kids channel hits Freeview

Sony Pictures Television-owned UK preschool net Tiny Pop is launching on the territory’s Freeview platform. The channel will go live on January 7, 2015, on Freeview channel 126. The network’s older-skewed sister channel, POP, already occupies the 125 slot. This comes after SPT acquired Tiny Pop’s parent broadcast group, CSC Media, earlier this year. “This […]

UK net grows Larva imprint

UK broadcast group CSC Media has acquired seasons one and two of Spanish short-form toon Larva. The deal comprises 156 two-minute episodes, as well as a three-minute special celebrating the FIFA World Cup, which begins today. Distributor Imira Entertainment has previously sold Larva to channels such as Cartoon Network in Latin America, Korea, South Asia […]

Distributor Jetpack lifts off

A new kids distribution company headed up by former Disney UK programming boss Dominic Gardiner has launched at Annecy this week. Jetpack Distribution is the result of a partnership between Canada’s Nerd Corps Entertainment, France’s Samka Productions, and Gardiner Entertainment. Gardiner will be CEO, having previously been acting head of children’s channels at UK pay […]

New UK kids channel for Freeview

UK free-to-air platform Freeview has added a new children’s channel to its line-up for the first time in eight years. CSC Media Group-owned Pop, a channel aimed at kids aged 4-9, launched on the platform yesterday, taking Freeview EPG slot 75. Pop offers shows such as Littlest Pet Shop, Sally Bollywood and My Little Pony. […]