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‘L.A.’s Finest’ wins second season from Spectrum Originals

Cop show L.A.’s Finest, starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba, has been renewed for a second series by US streaming service Spectrum Originals. The 13-part series, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television and 2.0 Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television, was the first show to launch on cable company Charter Communications’ new on demand platform. […]

‘Topknot’ producer inks three-year TV drama deal with Sony

British Indian producer Nisha Parti has signed a three-year co-development and co-production deal with Sony Pictures Television. Best known for her acclaimed BBC series The Boy With The Topknot (pictured) and 2014 feature film Honour, Parti will work on scripted dramas for network, cable and streaming platforms, which SPT will distribute internationally. The projects will be made […]

Sony’s Funimation buys anime distributor

Sony Pictures Television’s anime subsidiary Funimation has acquired UK anime distributor Manga Entertainment.  Manga is already a long-term partner of Funimation and currently distributes anime across Blu-ray/DVDs, broadcast, theatrical and digital. Many of Manga’s titles will now become available for streaming in the UK and Ireland on anime streaming platform FunimationNow. The titles will include […]

Sony teams with Globo, Mediapro Studio for drama

Spain’s Mediapro Studio and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) have struck a co-production and co-development pact, with a 13-part thriller set to launch the deal. SPT is to produce 13 x 60-minute thriller Implacables – Mexico, which it will also distribute in the US, including Puerto Rico, as well as Latin America and Canada. Meanwhile, Mediapro […]

Sony strikes deal with Phil Lord and Chris Miller for ‘Spider-Man’ TV series

Oscar-winning producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller have signed a five year deal with Sony Pictures Television, which will see them creative live-action and animated TV series including ones based on Sony’s Marvel characters. The deal, worth a reported nine figures, sees the Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse writers and producers and their Lord Miller […]

Sony strikes format deals for Stellify’s ‘Beauty Queen & Single’

Sony Pictures Television has struck two European format sales for Beauty Queen & Single, which is produced by Northern Ireland indie Stellify Media. Dutch broadcaster NPO 3 (KRO NCRV) has commissioned the series, known locally as Pretty & Single in the Netherlands, with 6 x 40 minutes episodes which are set to premiere on 30th April. […]

SPT, Wattpad team for first-look originals deal

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has teamed with Toronto-headquartered storytelling platform Wattpad for a first-look TV deal for originals.  The businesses will co-produce original content, with Sony getting a first-look deal for new Wattpad titles. The firms are to work together to identify and develop popular narratives from the half-billion story uploads shared on Wattpad. The […]

My5 to host UK premieres of Stan, Crackle originals

Viacom-backed VOD service My5 will host the UK premieres of two dramas from Sony Pictures Television. The platform has picked up OTT-originated dramas The Oath and Bloom, which will both air on My5 as first-run exclusives in the UK, bolstering the platform’s drama slate. Mystery drama Bloom (6 x 60 minutes) originally aired on Australian […]

SPT ties up with Chicken Soup for the Soul for new AVOD

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSSE) have signed a definitive agreement to establish a new streaming joint venture names Crackle Plus. SPT and CSSE will each contribute certain assets to establish Crackle Plus and position the new company as a leading ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) platform. Each company […]

Sony hires Sky’s Comiskey as UK country manager

Sony Pictures Television has named Sky’s Holly Comiskey as country manager for the UK and Ireland. Comiskey joins SPT in January and will report to Mark Young, regional executive VP for Western Europe. In the new role, Comiskey will have oversight of television and home entertainment distribution as well as SPT’s networks in the UK […]

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