Sony calls off $10bn merger with Zee Entertainment in India

Sony’s $10bn merger between its Indian division and Zee Entertainment Enterprises is off after more than two years of negotiations. The deal has been beset by regulatory issues, with reports emerging earlier this month that the Japanese giant was close to scrapping the merger. Sony has now done just that, sending a letter to Zee […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: How US streamers compared for hours & titles in Q3 2023

US-based streamers have been adjusting their catalogues over the past year, resulting in some notable shifts in the amount of content carried by key players. Omdia’s Tim Westcott dissects the data to pull out the key findings. Streamers in the US found it tough going last year as strikes, rising production costs and a focus […]

India’s $10bn merger between Zee & Sony again in doubt, but talks ongoing

India’s $10bn merger between Zee Entertainment Enterprises and Sony’s domestic unit is again in doubt, after reports that the Japanese conglomerate was considering pulling out of the deal sent shares tumbling. The deal, which saw Zee’s share price fall by 10% at one point, has been in the works since December 2021 and would see […]

What the Sony/Zee merger tells us about the Indian market

Marco Ferrarese explores what’s driving India’s $10bn merger between Sony and Zee Entertainment and how it highlights the potential of one of the world’s largest yet most underrated markets. What happened in August in India, the world’s most populated country, marked the beginning of what many forecast to be a turning point in the history […]

Sony’s anime streamer Crunchyroll strikes global deal with Prime Video

Sony’s anime streamer Crunchyroll is to launch on Prime Video around the world, with a roll-out in the US, the UK, Sweden and Canada set for later this week. The service offers 46,000 episodes and is available ad-free via the Fan and Mega Fan subscriptions (the latter allowing titles to be downloaded), with prices starting […]

Zee Entertainment & Sony India’s $10bn merger back on after regulatory greenlight

The merger of Zee Entertainment Enterprises and Sony’s Indian unit is back on after regulators approved the long-awaited deal. Valued at $10bn, the deal has been in the works since December 2021 but has faced a series of challenges including India’s regulators banning Zee chiefs Subash Chandra and Punit Goenka from taking a place on […]

UKTV names Sony, Discovery & Fremantle alum as factual & fact ent commissioner

UKTV has appointed former Sony, Discovery and Fremantle exec Tracy-Jean as commissioning executive across factual and factual entertainment. The exec, known as TJ, will executive produce programmes across UKTV’s Yesterday, W, Gold and Dave channels, as well as working closely with independent production companies to develop new programmes. TJ will report to Helen Nightingale, UKTV’s […]

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