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Sony Pictures Entertainment profits rise

Sony Corp has reported a 30% rise in profits at its Sony Pictures Entertainment division to $489m for its 2018 financial year. The rise in profits came despite a fall in revenue at SPE, which dropped slightly from $9.13bn in the previous financial year, to $8.87bn in the year to March 2019. The company said […]

Kaplan exits Sony as Le Goy expands role

Andy Kaplan is one of three president-level executives leaving Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), with worldwide distribution chief Keith Le Goy rising in the reshuffle. Kaplan (pictured) has been with Sony or its affiliates for nearly 30 years, and has greatly expanded the US studio’s channels operations in his most recent role. However, he will leave […]

Comcast ‘targets Fox entertainment takeover’

Comcast has reportedly swooped in to buy 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets, with telco Verizon and Sony Corp. also said to be in interested. The news, first reported in the Wall Street Journal, emerged about a week after The Walt Disney Company’s interest in buying a large chunk of Fox was revealed. With the Disney […]

Sony names trio of TV chiefs

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has set a new management team following the departures of Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg for Apple. Jeff Frost is rising from executive VP of business affairs to president of Sony Pictures Television Studios (SPTS), a new division that separates business from creative. Jason Clodfelter and Chris Parnell are also […]

Ex-Fox Networks chief to lead Sony

Former Fox Networks Group chief Tony Vinciquerra has been named CEO and chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment. The veteran executive lead Rupert Murdoch’s TV networks empire in the US for a decade before exiting in January 2011, and at Sony will succeed Michael Lynton. He had flown out to Japan to meet the firm’s top-level […]

MIPCOM: Sony talks up virtual reality TV

Sony has committed to making a variety of content “beyond gaming” following the global launch last week of its PlayStation VR headset. Speaking at MIPCOM this morning, the president and CEO of Sony Corporation, Kazuo Hirai, said that Sony is well positioned to set trends in virtual reality – both by providing an “entirely new […]

Mosko, the capital of Sony TV

In 2001, Sony boss Sir Howard Stringer closed most of Sony’s TV production business. Just over a decade later the studio is coming off its best year ever in television and is back in the network game, striking deals with Netflix and preparing to launch a spin-off of perhaps the most iconic cable series ever. […]