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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 […]

Disney in clear as Comcast drops out of Fox race

Comcast will not pursue an acquisition of a suite of entertainment assets from 21st Century Fox, leaving The Walt Disney Company in the clear to complete a deal. NBCUniversal owner Comcast was one of a few companies with the scale to buy the available Fox assets, but has confirmed it is not moving forwards with […]

Fox hires Sony exec as Asia sales head

Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution (TCFTVD) has hired Sony exec Yan-Jong Wong as sales director of Asia. Her primary responsibilities will be to license TCFTVD content across pay, SVOD, AVOD, basic and free TV, as well as scripted format sales throughout the region’s markets including Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. Wong […]

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 […]

More on creation of global anti-piracy coalition ACE

Execs from the 30 global entertainment companies that have come together to form anti-piracy body the Alliance of Creativity and Entertainment explains why they are involved in the initiative   “BBC Worldwide invests in, commercialises, and showcases content from the BBC around the world and champions British creativity globally. It is the lifeblood of our business […]

Major content firms pact for anti-piracy coalition

The Hollywood studios, leading SVOD services and key networks around the world have formed a global anti-piracy coalition. In total, 30 companies have come together to create the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) in a bid to combat illegal video and content downloads. The firms include Amazon, BBC Worldwide, CBS Corp., NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sony Entertainment CEO resigns

Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton has resigned from his post. Lynton (pictured) is leaving the Culver City-based studio after 13 years, and just under two years after he became sole entertainment chief exec after Amy Pascal’s departure as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment. He is also resigning from his post at the corporate executive officer […]

Brexit strategies

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union is one of the most seismic changes for international television in living memory. Jesse Whittock asks what it means for the industry. The UK has always been a leader in international production and distribution. It is credited, among other things, with helping to develop and fine-tune […]

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