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Sony’s female-led ‘Bad Boys’ spin-off finds UK home

Viewers will get to see the Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union backed-cop series LA’s Finest on Fox in the UK, following a deal with Sony Pictures Television. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and 2.0 Entertainment with SPT, LA’s Finest is an action series spin-off of Bruckheimer’s Miami-based Bad Boys franchise, in which Union also stars. The series […]

More US studios say they will reconsider shooting in Georgia

NBCUniversal, WarnerMedia, Sony, Viacom and AMC have joined Disney and Netflix in saying they will reconsider working in Georgia if its new abortion law comes into effect. “We operate and produce work in many states and within several countries at any given time and while that doesn’t mean we agree with every position taken by […]

Report: Sony looks to India as it eyes Zee Entertainment stake

Sony Corporation is in the running to pick up a stake in Zee Entertainment after its owner Essel Group put it out for sale, according to CNBC TV18. Essel revealed in November that it would sell a part of its stake in Zee to a global strategic advisor. Sources told the publisher that the Sony […]

Sony’s anime service joins Amazon Channels UK line-up

Sony Pictures Television’s anime service, FunimationNow, has joined the Amazon Prime Video Channels line-up in the UK. The rollout marks SPT’s first service launch on Prime Video in the UK and Funimation joins Amazon’s roster of more than 70 channels that are available as individual subscriptions for Prime subscribers. Funimation is priced at £4.99 (US$6.50) […]

Laurence Fishburne to exec produce Sony’s Rendlesham

Actor Laurence Fishburne is to exec produce and star in Sony Pictures Television’s UFO drama Rendlesham. The eight-part paranormal series – produced by the Sony-backed UK producer Eleventh Hour Films – is inspired by the British-American UFO incident that took place at a US air base close to the village of Rendlesham, Suffolk, in 1980. […]

MIPCOM 2018: The Inside Scoop

FAANG, Endemol and Comcast were front of mind for delegates at a lively MIPCOM market, which appeared to be in rude health despite studios such as Sony believed to be weighing up their future in Cannes. While a quieter MIPTV in April tends to skew perceptions of the drama-focused MIPCOM – which ran from October […]

EbonyLife and Sony seal scripted series pact

EbonyLife Ltd, owners of Africa’s Global Black TV Network and Sony Pictures Television (SPT), are co-developing three new scripted TV projects with SPT set to distribute internationally. The three-project deal, the first of its kind between SPT and a Nigerian production company, will include a TV series inspired by the Dahomey Warriors, an all-female army […]

Sony’s AXN to brace The Elements with original

Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPT) Asia will deliver a new original series for English-language pay TV AXN, featuring Australian illusionist Consentino. The four-part series will feature Consentino’s street magic, large-scale illusions all themed around earth, wind, fire and water. Filming kicks off this week in Singapore. The Elements will premiere in early 2018 exclusively on […]

Drama at the members’ club

Howard Stringer and Jeremy Fox tell TBI about Atrium, their new club for platforms that want to source their own high-end drama series. Howard Stringer is known, among other things, for running Sony, producing for CBS, and until recently, being a non-exec director of UK pubcaster the BBC. His new venture is a first-of-its-kind members […]

Sony makes free TV move in Italy

Sony is launching its first free-to-air channel in Italy, with kids net Pop launching early next month. Sony Pictures Television Networks bought Neko TV (LCN 45) from Television Broadcasting System earlier this year and will rebrand it Pop for the May 4 free TV launch. As it acquired the DTT net two of its AXN channels went […]

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