Sony Pictures Television


BSkyB to make sports channels available without subscription

BSkyB is making its sports channels available on a pay-as-you-go basis for £9.99 a day ($15.80) without a TV subscription for the first time. Sky is to offer access its six Sky Sports channels to customers of Now TV, the over-the-top TV service launched by Sky late last year, for a 24-hour period for £9.99 […]

International broadcasters place bets on House of Cards

A host of TV channels around the world have bought Netflix’s Kevin Spacey-fronted drama House of Cards, TBI has learned. The show is distributed by Sony Pictures Television and it has concluded a raft of deals, selling it to broadcasters in Belgium, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Spain and Turkey. These sales are in addition to the […]

Sony options gameshow Sit Tight

Spanish formats house Phileas has inked a deal with Sony Pictures Television, which has optioned French and Italian rights to its gameshow Sit Tight. Madrid-based producer Phileas created the format in which contestants face being physically eliminated from the show if another contestant correctly answers general knowledge questions. Sony is pitching the format to French […]

Exclusive: Davina McCall to host new Channel 4 gameshow from Sony

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a new gameshow from Sony, Five Minutes to a Fortune, TBI has learned. The new daytime show will be fronted by Million Pound Drop and ex-Big Brother host Davina McCall. It will be made by Victory, the UK production company owned by Sony Pictures Television. Victory is currently […]

Sony taking Talpa’s The Voice into Italy

Sony Pictures Television’s Italian prodcution arm along with Talpa have inked a deal for hit format The Voice with Italian public broadcaster RAI, TBI has learned. SPT’s Italian production arm Toro will make the show for RAI, marking the first time the show has been seen in Italy. A thirteen-episode series will debut next year […]

China’s CCTV to remake Sony’s Dancing Nation

Chinese broadcaster CCTV is launching a local version of Sony’s dance competition format Dancing Nation. This marks the latest high-profile international format to launch in the country following deals for Masterchef, Cash Cab and The Voice. Sony Pictures Television sold a local version of music format The Sing-Off to Chinese broadcaster Shenzen Satellite TV earlier […]

HBO develops Sony Pictures TV’s mystery drama

US premium network HBO is developing Sony Pictures Television’s mystery drama The Return of Daniel Shepherd, marking one of the first times that it bought a show from an outside studio. Michael Lombardo, president of programming at HBO, told TBI earlier this summer that the network was ramping up business with the Hollywood studios. This […]

Sky buys Sony’s submarine drama Last Resort

UK pay TV broadcaster BSkyB has acquired US submarine drama series Last Resort. The Sony Pictures Television-distributed show airs on broadcast network ABC in the US, where it has a Thursday night 8pm slot. On Sky it will premiere on October 30. The series was created by Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and follows the crew […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]

MIPCOM Hot Pick: Raid the Cage

“If you can get it out of the cage you can have it!” is the tagline for Israeli-originated gameshow format Raid the Cage.

In the show couples answer questions to win time in the cage in question.