Sony Pictures Television

Sony remaking The Jeffersons sitcom

Sony Pictures Television has struck a scripted format deal for Los Gutierrez, a new version of classic US comedy series The Jeffersons. SPT will make a Spanish-language version of the show for América Televisión del Peru, the Peruvian broadcaster. It will be known as Los Gutierrez. The original sitcom, about a well-off African American family […]

Sony sweeps in for Broome first-look deal

Sony Pictures Television has secured a first-look deal with The Biggest Loser creator Dave Broome and his 25/7 Productions imprint. Broome’s most popular show, The Biggest Loser, is in its 15th season on US broadcast network NBC. He also recently finished production on ABC Family ‘soft-scripted’ series The Vineyard and is behind a string of other […]

Sony Pictures TV weighs Scandi TV moves

Sony’s resurgent TV division wants to increase its exposure to the Scandinavian market and is looking at acquiring production companies or backing new start-ups in the region, Steve Mosko has told TBI. Sony Pictures Television has been an active acquirer of international production businesses in recent years and now has 17 in a fold that […]

ITV recruits celebrities for full Release the Hounds series

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has ordered a full series of horror gameshow Release the Hounds. The full 6x60mins series will go out on ITV2 channel later this year and will have celebrities as well as regular contestants. The star names have yet to be confirmed. It will be made by Sony-backed UK prodco Gogglebox. ITV2 […]

Sony Entertainment Television launches on UK’s TalkTalk

Sony Pictures Television Networks has launched its general entertainment channel, Sony Entertainment Television, through UK pay TV operator TalkTalk for the first time. The network goes live today and will be available on channel 454 of TalkTalk’s YouView pay television service as part of the operator’s Entertainment and Entertainment Extra Boost packages. SET is a […]

Sony confirms Karl Warner prodco deal

Sony Pictures Television is backing a new production company headed by ex-BBC executive Karl Warner. Warner’s new prodco will be called Electric Ray and be based in London. It will specialise in factual and fact-ent series and sit alongside Sony’s other UK production interests Victory, Gogglebox Entertainment and Silver River. Sony said the new company […]

More Jerry Seinfeld and original series for Crackle

Crackle has ordered another season of its signature show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee as well as several new and returning shows. The Sony Pictures Television-owned online channel has just launched the third season of the web series in which comedian Jerry Seinfeld takes other comics for a car ride and coffee. Sony produces the […]

NBC staffs up with new roles at channels business

NBCUniversal has created two new positions in its international channels division and hired executives from BT Vision and UKTV. Sarah Lloyd-Baker has been appointed VP, marketing, UK and Kjetil Njoten vice president, creative, UK and emerging markets. Both roles are London-based and both execs will report to Nicky Douglas, managing director, Universal Networks International, UK. […]

Breaking Bad spin-off Saul scores Netflix streaming deal

Episodes of the hotly-anticipated Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul will launch on Netflix in Europe and Latin America soon after their debut on AMC in the US. The Sony Pictures Television-produced series, which will follow Bob Odenkirk as crooked lawyer Saul Goodman in the years before his appearances before Breaking Bad, launches next year. […]

Red hot channels in Asia

Asian pay TV is growing at a fast clip with subscriber numbers on the rise and revenues from linear and new digital services growing. The numbers are not lost on the international media giants operating channels and services from the likes of A+E, BBC Worldwide, Discovery, Fox, Sony and Turner are all well established in […]

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