Sony Corporation

Sony CEO steps down, CFO to take top job

Sony Corporation CEO Kazuo Hirai (pictured) is due to step down in April after six years in charge of company, to be replaced by chief financial officer Kenichiro Yoshida. Hirai, who as overseen a period of growth at the firm, will step down on April 1, at which point he will stay on at the […]

Sony boss heading to MIPCOM

Sony Corporation CEO Kazuo Hirai will give a keynote address at MIPCOM in October. Hirai runs the entire Sony business, encompassing its TV and film divisions, as well as the Playstation and wider consumer electronics units. He will deliver the opening keynote of the market in the Grand Auditorium on Monday, October 17. His appearance […]

Media giants dominate Euro TV, US impact grows

A group of 15 media giants dominate pay TV within the European Union, accounting for almost 70% of the bloc’s pay TV homes, according to new research. The European Audiovisual Observatory reports that ownership is becoming more consolidated among this group as national players make expand beyond their domestic bases. Deutsche Telekom, Liberty Global, Orange, […]

Viacom confirms ‘landmark’ Sony OTT deal

Entertainment giant Viacom has confirmed it is to provide 22 launch channels for Sony Corporation’s upcoming US cloud-TV service. The deal marks the first time Viacom channels have been offered as live internet TV channels via a VOD service. Terms of the agreement were not revealed, but such a significant deal would not have come […]

Sony goes on the offensive, shifts focus to TV

Sony reacted to calls to split its technology and entertainment operations yesterday with the company’s top executives emphatic that TV and movies are a core part of the business and critical to its wider success. Within the entertainment segment, the studio’s TV and movie bosses were clear that the emphasis will shift from features to […]