Sony Pictures Television

Viaplay operator NENT strikes Sony co-production, output deal

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group has struck a co-development and co-production deal with Sony Pictures Television (SPT), as part of an expanded content partnership agreement. NENT will work with SPT to co-develop and co-produce up to six original scripted series for the Nordic company’s streamer Viaplay. Details of projects remain under wraps, but NENT said the […]

Netflix to end ‘The Crown’ with Imelda Staunton confirmed as Queen

Netflix is to bring the curtain down on royal drama The Crown after a fifth and final season, which will star Imelda Staunton in the role of Queen Elizabeth II. The show, produced by Sony Pictures Television-owned Left Bank Pictures, launched its third run in November and is set to enter its fourth season later […]

TBI’s forward thinkers: Top execs reflect on 2019 and offer 2020 predictions

TBI speaks to leading execs from across the content business as they reflect on 2019 and discuss their predictions at the start of a new decade. Nina Lederman, EVP, global scripted development & programming, Sony Pictures Television How do you think the imminent launch of streamers such as HBO Max and Peacock will impact the […]

‘Leonardo’ creator Frank Spotnitz urges creative freedom and co-operation

Leonardo creator Frank Spotnitz has said the formation of European commissioning club The Alliance is a sign that broadcasters understand the threat they face from streamers and has urged them to offer more freedom to creatives. Spotnitz, who co-created and exec produced Ransom for CBS, is behind The Alliance’s big budget drama Leonardo, which stars […]

Sony strikes $195m deal for ‘The Octonauts’ producer Silvergate Media

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is moving into kids TV production for the first time after striking a $195m deal to buy Octonauts and Peter Rabbit prodco Silvergate Media. SPT is buying the UK and New York-based company from its management team and Shamrock Capital, an LA-based investment firm that took a 51% star in the […]

Sony Pictures Television joins The Alliance’s Leonardo Da Vinci drama

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has partnered up with Italian duo Lux Vide and Rai Fiction on an eight-part limited drama about Leonardo da Vinci that stars Poldark’s Aidan Turner. Leonardo has been created by Big Light Production’s Frank Spotnitz (The Man In The High Castle) and Steve Thompson (Sherlock) and will explore the character of […]

Exclusive: Sony, All3 eye Red Arrow Studios as sales process heats up

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and All3Media are understood to be among leading suitors for Red Arrow Studios, as the sale of ProSiebenSat.1’s production arm heats up. The German media giant was revealed in September to be considering selling the production group, which houses the likes of Deep State producer Endor Productions, The Circus firm Left/Right […]

SPT agrees deal with ‘Black Hawk Down’ firm Revolution Studios

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has struck a deal to handle global TV and digital distribution licensing for shows from Revolution Studios, which owns rights to titles including Black Hawk Down. The deal with Content Partners-owned Revolution includes 64 shows under the Morgan Creek International banner such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Robin Hood: Prince […]