Damages


FX & Comcast launch premium ad-free service

FX Networks and Comcast will launch FX+, a new service that will allow Comcast’s Xfinity TV subscribers to upgrade to a platform featuring ad-free current seasons of every FX and FXX original series. FX+ will launch on September 5 and Xfinity TV customers can add the new service to their video package for $5.99 per […]

Steve Mosko leaving Sony

Sony Pictures Television boss Steve Mosko is leaving after more than two decades at the studio. US trade Variety broke the news yesterday, and although Sony declined to comment, Mosko’s exit has now been widely reported in the US. Variety, citing three sources, said Mosko was departing after failing to agree terms on a new […]

Hulu signs Endemol Shine, Sony shows

US on-demand service Hulu has secured rights to E4 comedy-drama My Mad Fat Diary and a multi-year licensing agreement with Sony Pictures Television. The 16x60mins Mad Fat Diary will be available exclusively in the US via Hulu’s ad-free and limited ad plans, comprising three seasons. Hulu acquired the Tiger Aspect Productions coming-of-age period drama series […]

Sony targets $11bn sales by 2018

Sony Corp. plans to use its growing television business to spearhead a revival in its entertainment business and push revenues for the division to US$11 billion. Revealing financial targets to investors in Japan, the electronics and content giant said it wanted Sony Pictures Entertainment to bring in between US$10 billion and US$11 billion by March […]

Analysis: OTT to the rescue…

…or how streaming services are saving TV series and allowing others to get made. Pay TV operators are living in fear of people dumping their services for streaming equivalents such as Netflix or Amazon/Lovefilm. Their concerns will not have been assuaged this year as both launched a raft of premium, original content that won plaudits, […]

Sony’s Crackle launches on Apple TV

Sony’s online network Crackle has launched on Apple’s Apple TV service. Apple TV users can now watch Crackle content including original shortform series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (pictured) and original Danny Glover movie Extraction as well as classic series including Seinfeld, Damages and The Shield. “Crackle on Apple TV will provide viewers across 20 […]

Netflix orders original drama series from Sony

Netflix’s has ordered another original drama, this time from the creators of Glenn Close legal drama Damages. Sony Pictures Television will produce the as yet untitled show from Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler (aka KZK), which will follow a group of siblings whose secrets are revealed when their black sheep brother returns […]