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Electric Sky hires former Sony exec for sales

UK-based factual producer and distributor Electric Sky has hired former Sony sales exec Ting Wai Ho as its head of sales and acquisitions for Asia. Ting Wai Ho spent six years at Sony Pictures Entertainment, latterly as formats director. Prior to SPT he was at ITV Studios and before that heading up programme sales for […] plans French, German and Italian launches

TV and movie streaming service is expanding its European footprint to a total of five countries, announcing plans to launch in France this summer and Germany and Italy before the end of the year. Wuaki, which first went live in Spain in 2010 and then rolled out to the UK in 2013, said the […]

Breaking Bad on-demand drives Sony’s TV numbers

Sony has said that subscription video-on-demand deals for Breaking Bad drove a significant increase in revenues at the TV part of its entertainment business. The Japan-listed electronics-to-entertainment giant does not break out separate figures for its Sony Pictures Entertainment unit, with movies, TV production and distribution and channels grouped together but quarterly revenues have increased […]

Foxtel conjures up Presto online movie service

Australia’s Foxtel will launch an online subscription movie streaming service. Presto will be priced at A$24.99 (US$23.56) per month and offer the movies pay platform Foxtel has on licence at that time. This will include films from MGM, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Roadshow Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. […]

ATF Buyer Profile: Betty Tsui

Betty Tsui: Vice President, programming, Kix, Thrill Betty Tsui joined Lionsgate, Saban and Saban and Lionsgate joint venture channel operator Celestial Tiger earlier this year from Sony Pictures Entertainment. Having also previously worked at Star, Tsui is a seasoned programming executive and at Celestial is looking after the Kix and Thrill services.   Describe the […]