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UKTV picks up slate of Sony dramas for Alibi

UK-based multichannel network UKTV has acquired three Sony Pictures Television (SPT) shows for its crime drama channel Alibi. The deal is headed by Carter, a detective drama commissioned by SPT Networks and produced by Amaze Film + Television. Carter’s cast is headed by Jerry O’Connell (Billions) who plays Harley Carter, a detective on a hit […]

Dori Media hires Sony exec as it looks to Europe

Dori Media Group is reshuffling its sales division with Sony Picture Television’s Carolina Sabbag headed for its new Madrid office, as it looks to further its growth in Europe. Dori has brought in Sabbag as VP of sales to oversee business development in Europe. She will lead the team and be in charge of regional […]

ITV confirms Who Wants to Be a Millionaire reprisal

UK broadcaster ITV is bringing back quiz format Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. The series, which Sony Pictures Television sells internationally, hasn’t been on British screens since 2014, but will return with Jeremy Clarkson as host. The new series will come from Sony-backed indie Stellify Media, and will run to seven 60-minute episodes. The […]

Apple taps Sony for new Latin America head

Apple has hired Sony Pictures Television’s Angélica Guerra as its first head of Latin American programming at Apple Worldwide Video. Guerra will start next month and report to Morgan Wandell, Apple’s head of international creative development, who joined the company in October. The exec served as senior VP and managing director of production for Latin […]

First ever Bell/CTV format deal secured through Sony in UK

A deal that will see Sony Pictures Television (SPT) shopping Canadian format The Launch internationally marks the first time a CTV format from Bell Media has sold overseas. Sony-backed UK formats house Electric Ray is working up a local version of the music reality show, which comes from CTV parent Bell and Big Machine Label […]

Sony seals string of int’l sales for Counterpart

Sony Pictures Television has sold espionage drama series Counterpart to more than 40 territories around the world, following a successful debut in the US. The show, one of TBI’s recently Show of the Week features, has received a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes after appearing on Starz in the US. It will now appear in […]

Ex-MTV CEO McGrath steps down from Sony prodco as Embassy Row steps in

Former MTV Networks CEO Judy McGrath will leave her chief executive role at Astronauts Wanted, the youth-skewed prodco she co-founded with Sony Music. The US production outfit will to move from Sony Music to Embassy Row, the Sony Pictures Television-owned prodco behind Netflix’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (pictured). McGrath was a key figure at […]

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 […]

Sony agrees Russian joint venture with National Media Group

Russian media holding company National Media Group (NMG) has set up a joint venture with Sony Pictures Television (SPT) to operate the latter’s pay TV channels in Russia. According to a statement published by NMG, it has acquired an 80% stake of a company-operator that broadcasts Sony’s package of three pay channels in Russia. The […]

Show of the week: Counterpart

Counterpart is Starz’s latest drama venture, combining qualities of both a pacy spy thriller and a metaphysical science fiction show. Hailing from screenwriter Justin Marks (The Jungle Book, Rewind) the idea emerged from his keen interest in British spy classics from the likes of Ian Fleming and Graham Greene, and is combined with his desire […]

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