Lyle Stewart


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 […]

Sony nears Hungarian channels acquisition

Sony Pictures Television is set to finalise its acquisition of Modern Times Group’s Hungarian Viasat3 and Viasat6 TV channels and Viasat Play VOD service after gaining regulatory approval. SPT said that it expects to close the deal in the coming days after getting the green light from the Hungarian Competition Authority. The news comes a […]

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 […]