Sony Pictures Television

Lifetime, A&E, History join for Bonnie & Clyde simulcast

The A&E, History and Lifetime US cable channels will join forces to simulcast two-part original drama Bonnie & Clyde. All three of the A+E Networks channels will show the series, in two-hour instalments over two nights, starting Sunday, December 8. History has made a hugely successful push into scripted with Hatfield & McCoys, The Bible […]

Sony draws up Blacklist in 66 territories

Hotly-tipped Sony Pictures Television mystery thriller The Blacklist will debut in 66 territories and 11 languages on SPT Networks-owned channels. The show will launch on NBC on September 23 and in the UK on Sky Living, France on TF1, Canada on Global, Germany on RTL, Seven in Australia and TV3 in Scandinavia in following weeks. […]

AMC confirms Saul Goodman Breaking Bad spin-off

The Breaking Bad spin-off series featuring crooked lawyer Saul Goodman has officially been given the greenlight by AMC Networks. The character, who is played by comic Bob Odenkirk, is getting his own series after protracted talks between Breaking Bad studio Sony Pictures Television and AMC ended in agreement. The series will provisionally be titled Better […]

Entertainment One to sell AMC scripted shows

Producer and distributor Entertainment One has agreed a distribution deal with AMC Networks and will sell content from the AMC and Sundance Channel internationally. The deal covers upcoming titles only. Distribution of AMC’s current roster of scripted series is tied up with, for example, Lionsgate selling Mad Men, Sony Pictures Television Breaking Bad and Endemol […]

Sony-backed Victory trying out gameshow for the BBC

Victory Television is piloting a new gameshow format, In Sync. A casting call has just gone out for contestants for the show although the broadcaster was being kept under wraps. However, TBI has learned that UK public broadcaster the BBC has ordered the non-TX pilot. The format tasks pairs of participants – which could be […]

Sony sets up new prodco with Discovery exec Andreae

Simon Andreae is leaving Discovery to set up his own production company Scarlet Media. Sony Pictures Television is bankrolling the new business and will hold a majority stake as well as distribute its shows internationally. The London-based producer will make factual and fact-ent series for UK and international broadcasters. Andreae is creating the firm and […]

Vince Gilligan ‘hopeful’ of Breaking Bad spin-off

The creator behind meth drama Breaking Bad says he is “hopeful” AMC and Sony Pictures Television will strike a deal to create a spin-off series based around the Saul Goodman character. Vince Gilligan (pictured right) told TBI he was working with Breaking Bad co-writer and producer Peter Gould on the spin-off, which would follow lawyer […]

Sony preps El Mariachi TV series

Sony Pictures Television is making a TV series based on the Robert Rodriguez action movie El Mariachi. The Spanish-language series will be aimed at the Spanish market and produced by SPT and its Latin prodco Teleset. Based on the movie of the same name, the 70x1hr series will follow a young mariachi musician who is […]

Studios JV Oz channels to leave Foxtel

A pair of Australian channels jointly operated by NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Television and CBS Studios International are reportedly set to close. The high-rating TV1 and sister channel SF both have carriage contracts with pay TV leader Foxtel that expire at the end of the year but new talks are believed to have broken down. TV1 […]

Ricky Ow exits SPT after 14 years

Sony Pictures Television veteran Ricky Ow is exiting the company after 14 years. Ow is stepping down from his position as executive VP, SPT Networks Asia “to pursue other endeavours”, according to an APT statement. “Ricky was instrumental to the success of our networks businesses in the region and a respected member of our team […]

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