Sony Pictures Television

Sony notches pair of Chinese programming deals

Huaso Film/TV Digital Production, the Sony Pictures Television-backed Chinese prodco, has got a new show away in the country and secured a recommission of another of its titles. It has cut a coproduction deal with leading satellite broadcaster Zhejiang Television for a local version of Breakaway the gameshow created by SPT’s UK prodco Gogglebox. In […]

Fifth deal for Keshet’s Rising Star

Buzzy singing competition format Rising Star is set for an Italian remake after a Sony Pictures Television prodco acquired local rights. The show, which was arguably the hit reality format of last week’s MIPCOM, will be produced in Italy by SPT-owned Toro. This comes after distributor Keshet International scored deals for the format in France […]

Netflix orders original drama series from Sony

Netflix’s has ordered another original drama, this time from the creators of Glenn Close legal drama Damages. Sony Pictures Television will produce the as yet untitled show from Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler (aka KZK), which will follow a group of siblings whose secrets are revealed when their black sheep brother returns […]

News brief: Mid East nets reveals Winner

A trio of broadcasters in the Middle East has ordered a local version of Talpa Media format The Winner is… Pan-regional channel Dubai TV, Egypt’s Al Hayat and the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International have all commissioned Sony Pictures Television to create a local remake of the show, which will comprise 14 episodes and two live […]

Sony shows off its six pack

Sony’s creative boss Wayne Garvie talks about Sony Pictures Television’s enlarged slate of formats for MIPCOM Sony Pictures Television has been bulking up and its growing stable of production companies are creating a pipeline of formats for the international market that can sit alongside the US scripted shows that come out of LA. This MIPCOM […]

Breaking Bad signs off with record ratings

The final episode of Breaking Bad has won the best ever ratings for US cable network AMC. The finale of the gritty drama – about a school teacher turned meth dealer – garnered 10.3 million viewers and 6.7 million in the all-important 18-to-49 demo. There were 5.6 million viewers in the 25-to-54 category. Bizarrely, many […]

ITV2 to Release the Hounds

UK channel ITV2 has commissioned a new horror gameshow from Sony Pictures Television’s joint venture Gogglebox Entertainment in which contestants are chased by guard dogs in order to win cash. Release the Hounds will see three unsuspecting contestants put through a series of frightening challenges in a deserted forest before attempting to escape with cash […]

CBS orders another season of Unforgettable

CBS has greenlit another season of detective series Unforgettable. The new season will be the show’s third and will go out next summer. The show stars Without A Trace’s Poppy Montgomery as a detective with a medical condition that means she can remember every single moment of her life. It was a surprise hit on […]

The Blacklist beats Hostages in season launches

The first episode of buzzy US drama The Blacklist has performed well for NBC, winning 12.6 million viewers, beating another hyped new drama, CBS’s Hostages. The Blacklist stars James Spader as a wanted fugitive who mysteriously turns himself in. Its creditable opening episode performance meant it beat Hostages, which went out on CBS. The Jerry […]

Upcoming Sony Central Europe channel buys 100 hours from Electus

New Sony Pictures Television-operated Central European channel AXN Black has bought more than 100 hours of programming from US-based multimedia studio Electus. Shows included in the deal with Electus’ global programming arm Electus International are CMT’s unscripted series Dog and Beth: On the Hunt and TNT’s reality competition series The Hero, plus Car Lot Rescue, […]

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