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Robert Kirkman’s Skybound & SPT launch scripted venture

Skybound Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has launched Skybound Galactic, a new venture formed and led by Rick Jacobs (pictured) that will finance the development and production of scripted television series. SPT is an investor in Galactic and will sell international rights for projects from the venture. Skybound Galactic’s current development includes Thief of […]

Sony launches POP kids app on PlayStation 4

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has launched an PlayStation on-demand app for children in the UK that features some of the best-known shows from its free-to-air kids channel POP. SPT partnered with Sony Interactive Entertainment UK (SIE UK) for the launch of the POP App, which is aimed at seven to 11 year-olds and is available […]

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire set for 2019 return

ITV is set to bring back the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? reprisal fronted by Jeremy Clarkson in 2019. Following the success of the Millionaire anniversary specials this May, ITV is set to air a new season as a stripped event that will run for ten episodes. The return of the classic format launched […]

Sony takes minority stake in Safe House producer

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has taken a minority stake in Safe House producer Eleventh Hour Films. As part of the deal, SPT will internationally distribute the business’s new titles. The pact builds on an existing relationship between Sony and the eight-year-old UK producer. In July, Sony ordered an eight-part adaptation of British author Anthony Horowitz’s […]

SPT names new territory managers

Sony Picture Television’s president of worldwide distribution, Keith Le Goy (pictured), has brought in a new territory management model that sees various execs take responsibility for their region, as announced in a company memo to staff. According to the memo the new model brings together, under a single local leader, businesses that have been historically separate […]

Sony looks to sell stake in Crackle

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is looking to sell a piece of its streaming service, Crackle, as it looks to grow revenue for the platform and compete with tech rivals. The move was announced by Mike Hopkins (pictured), the former Hulu CEO who joined SPT as chairman last autumn, in a company memo. He said the […]

TBI Weekly: What Disney & Sony are looking for in kids programming

This week, execs from Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Disney EMEA described the projects they would like to see on their slate in the coming years, during a panel discussion at The Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield, UK. Since joining SPT as VP of kids and youth in January, Sarah Muller says Sony channels POP, […]

House producer signs with Sony Pictures TV

Liz Friedman, the senior producer of top medical drama House, has signed a multi-year deal with Sony Pictures Television. Friedman has acted as writer and producer on a range of top titles. She co-wrote the pilot for Orange Is The New Black with Jenji Kohan and served as executive producer on Marvel’s Jessica Jones. She […]

Simon Pegg prodco launches young adult drama incubator

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s indie prodco, Stolen Picture, has launched an IP Rights incubator to find new voices to create original scripted young adult (YA) dramas. Stolen Picture has teamed together five creatives and is working with them on two projects, the thriller procedural We Never Sleep and sci-fi adventure Chemistry. The model for […]

SPT unveils production pact with Kenya’s Quite Bright Films

Kenya-based Quite Bright Films Lifestyle (QBFL) and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) have revealed a multi-project deal to co-develop unscripted cookery formats that will have international appeal. Formed by Daniel Prior, creative director, and Kiran Jethwa (left), director, QBLF’s ambition is to become the region’s leading producer in factual and lifestyle entertainment. Prior has spent the […]

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