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New German VOD net buys NRK drama

A new German VOD platform, Canal+’s SVOD service in France and Channel 4’s Walter Presents have bought an NRK drama about three young women struggling to live adult lives. The deals are the first three distributor About Premium Content has secured for Nordic drama Young and Promising, and highlight the growing buying status of on-demand […]

Sony appoints Asia content head

Sony Pictures Television has upped Virginia Lim to head of content at its Asian business. Lim has been at Sony in various roles since 2008, joining the studio from Singaporean pay TV platform StarHub. In her new role at SPT she will oversee content for SPT’s five-strong bouquet of regional channels – AXN, One, Animax, […]

Sony ups Lim following Yan Jong Wong exit

Sony Pictures Television has elevated Virginia Lim to vice president, content and marketing at its Asian division. TBI understands she has taken a wider role at Sony following the departure, of Yan Jong Wong, who previously oversaw English-language programming across the SPT channels. In her new role at SPT Networks Asia, Lim (pictured) will oversee […]

SPT promotes networks digital exec

Sony Pictures Television has promoted Mark Jocson to senior VP, digital media and game, networks. Jocson has been with Sony for six years, most recently in a VP post, but has now added responsibility for SPT’s mobile games studio division to his existing role as leader of SPT Networks’ digital product and platform initiatives. He […]

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 […]

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 […]