Sony Pictures Television


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 […]

Sony hires All3Media’s Lederman for global scripted role

Sony Pictures Television has appointed All3Media exec Nina Lederman as executive VP of global scripted development and programming. Based in Los Angeles, Lederman will expand SPT’s US and international TV slate by leading more creative partnerships between US development and international production teams. She will report to co-presidents of SPT Studios, Chris Parnell and Jason […]

Laurence Fishburne to exec produce Sony’s Rendlesham

Actor Laurence Fishburne is to exec produce and star in Sony Pictures Television’s UFO drama Rendlesham. The eight-part paranormal series – produced by the Sony-backed UK producer Eleventh Hour Films – is inspired by the British-American UFO incident that took place at a US air base close to the village of Rendlesham, Suffolk, in 1980. […]

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 […]

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