Sony Pictures Television


Sony’s AXN lands Power’s Air Force One

UK-based distributor Power has sold its action show Air Force One is Down to AXN. Sony Pictures Television’s male-skewed channel has acquired the 2x120mins show for AXN in South Korea, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The two-parter follows the hijacked of Air Force One by rogue Serbian militants and stars Jeremy Sisto (Law and Order) and […]

2013 LA Screenings in review

As the sun sets on the studio lots and the myriad of international buyers head home after this year’s LA Screenings, the real business is just beginning. For those channels not tied into long term output deals with certain studios, the bidding wars for the best of the US are already underway. And though there […]

LA Screenings: Broadcast Strikes Back

With US cable series such as Hatfields & McCoys gaining traction with key demographics in the past year, broadcast networks have reacted with new comedies, reboots and spin offs and a shift toward short-run series for the new season. Jesse Whittock looks at how this will affect buyers at the LA Screenings. Laughter, it’s often […]

US Hispanic net cooks up Breaking Bad remake

US Hispanic channel Univision has partnered with Sony Pictures Television to create a Spanish-language version of Breaking Bad, the universally acclaimed AMC drugs distribution drama. Metástasis is the first recreation of the US cable series (pictured), in which Bryan Cranston plays a dying Albuquerque science teacher-turned-crystal meth manufacturer. The Spanish language series will see Diego […]

Gavin & Stacey US remake among Fox pick-ups

The Sony Pictures Television-produced remake of BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey is among five comedies US broadcast network Fox has picked up ahead of next week’s Upfronts. Four dramas have also been ordered. Us & Them, which is based on the popular BBC3 show about a couple that fall in love despite living on different […]

Electus invests in former SPT exec’s prodco

US-based Electus has made a strategic investment into Hud:sun Media, a production and entertainment company fronted by former Sony Pictures Television producer Michael Rourke. The deal gives sees Electus makes unspecified investment in Hud:sun, which MDC Partners co-founded with Rourke (left) in 2010. Financial terms were not disclosed. Following the investment, Ben Silverman’s Electus will […]

Shooting Starz

Starz has built a solid slate of original programmes in recent years with the Spartacus franchise a cornerstone. As that comes to an end the cable network is looking at ordering more contemporary stories as well as sci-fi to sit alongside its high-end historical drama. Managing director Carmi Zlotnik tells TBI about the original programming […]

News brief: ABC books in Gogglebox pilot

US broadcast network ABC has commissioned a pilot for a variety competition show in which successful acts are signed up on the spot to perform in top venues across the US. You’re Booked is a format from Sony-owned Gogglebox Entertainment that will be produced by 310 Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television at the latter’s US […]

Perfect Storm taps ex-FX exec for new TV division

US media company Perfect Storm Entertainment has hired Danielle Woodrow to run its freshly minted TV division. Woodrow was most recently senior VP, original programming, at FX Networks in the US, running the Current Series department. Perfect Storm is a joint venture between Justin Lin (Fast & The Furious 6) and Bruno Wu and is […]

Sony buys Indonesian novela channel stake

Sony Pictures Television Networks has acquired a 50% stake in an Indonesian pay TV telenovela channel. The company has paid Israel-based Dori Media Group an undisclosed amount for the stake in the network, Televiva. The move boosts SPT Networks’ presence in the region, which currently comprises pay channels AXN, Sony Entertainment Television, beTV, One and […]