Sony Entertainment Television


Sony rebrands Indian channels group

Sony Pictures Television has rebranded Multi Screen Media after the Indian television networks operator turned 20 over the weekend. MSM will now be known as Sony Pictures Networks, which more clearly defines it as an SPT company. SPN’s networks include the generalist Sony Entertainment Television, Hindi premium movies-focused MAX, English-language entertainment-skewed AXN, Bangla movie channel […]

TVPlayer to launch UK subs offering

UK over-the-top television platform TVPlayer will launch a subscription service this summer offering live streams of premium TV channels. TVPlayer Plus will offer upwards of 25 premium channels and roughly 100 hours of catch-up content a week for £4.99 (US$7.79) per month – with no fixed contract. Premium networks that will feature as part of TVPlayer […]

Cisneros brings in ex-studio exec

Cisneros Media Distribution has drafted in Wilma Maciel, a former Sony Pictures Television and Warner Channel executive. At the sales arm of Venezuelan media group Cisneros, Maciel will be VP, content management and acquisitions, reporting to executive VP, content distribution Marcello Coltro. Maciel has held roles such as VP of programming, acquisitions, on-air planning and […]

Germany’s SET shops at Selfridges

German pay TV broadcaster Sony Entertainment Television has acquired both seasons of ITV Studios’ period drama Mr Selfridge. The deal means ITV Studios Global Entertainment has sold the show into more than 150 territories. The second season recently launched to a 22% and 6.8 million consolidated viewers in the UK on ITV. ITVSGE has also […]

Sony Entertainment Television launches on UK’s TalkTalk

Sony Pictures Television Networks has launched its general entertainment channel, Sony Entertainment Television, through UK pay TV operator TalkTalk for the first time. The network goes live today and will be available on channel 454 of TalkTalk’s YouView pay television service as part of the operator’s Entertainment and Entertainment Extra Boost packages. SET is a […]

Sony draws up Blacklist in 66 territories

Hotly-tipped Sony Pictures Television mystery thriller The Blacklist will debut in 66 territories and 11 languages on SPT Networks-owned channels. The show will launch on NBC on September 23 and in the UK on Sky Living, France on TF1, Canada on Global, Germany on RTL, Seven in Australia and TV3 in Scandinavia in following weeks. […]

Endemol India producing SET drama with Bollywood star

Sony Entertainment Television and Endemol India are working on a major new drama series starring Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan. The currently untitled series will go out on SET India and be based on an idea from Endemol, which is coproducing with Bachchan’s prodco Saraswati Creations. Bachchan is one of the most influential actors in Bollywood […]

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 […]

Hulu checks in to Grand Hotel

US VOD service Hulu is among the latest buyers of Spanish period drama Grand Hotel, TBI can reveal. Austria’s ORF and Sony’s new German pay TV channel Sony Entertainment Television have also acquired the show, which has been described by sources here in Cannes as a cross between ITV’s Downtown Abbey and Danish mystery drama The Killing. Furthermore, Italian prodco […]

Trio of scripted format deals for Sony

Sony Pictures Television has inked deals for local versions of three of its drama series: Lost Girl, First Love and Los Caballeros las Prefieren Brutas. SPT’s Russian production division will make a local version of Lost Girl (pictured) for the free-to-air TV-3 channel. The original series was produced by Prodigy Pictures for Showtime Canada. Ukrainian […]