Peter Liguori

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 […]

Peter Liguori leaves Tribune, linked to Sony

Veteran TV exec Peter Liguori has left US station group Tribune after four years at the helm. Liguori, a former entertainment chief at Fox, FX channel chief and COO at Discovery, has been president and CEO at Tribune since start-2013. There is speculation in the US that he could succeed Michael Lynton and run Sony Pictures’ […]

Vikings drives MGM growth as Tellem joins board

Strong worldwide sales of scripted drama Vikings helped Hollywood studio MGM report revenue growth of 164% in its second quarter. MGM parent MGM Holdings reported revenue of US$339 million for the three months to June 30, 2012, up from US$128.4 million in 2012, news that was compounded by the announcement Microsoft Studios chief and former […]