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Sony invests $400m in Chinese streamer Bilibili

Sony is ploughing $400m into streaming and entertainment service Bilibili, in a deal that will value the Chinese company at more than $8bn. The investment will hand Sony a 5% stake in Bilibili and also includes an agreement that the two companies will work together on entertainment collaborations in China. Bilibili operates across entertainment sectors, […]

Sony closes offices in UK, Poland as Coronavirus concerns spread

Sony has closed offices in the UK and Poland as concerns over the spread of Coronavirus grow. The company has shuttered three of its buildings in Europe for the remainder of the week, with its London, Paris and Gdynia (Poland) offices affected. Sony’s decision, first reported by UK trade Broadcast, is a precautionary measure taken […]

More than 300 channels could leave UK following Brexit, analysts suggest

More than 300 channels operated by international broadcasters from the UK could move to Europe as the impact of Brexit makes itself felt, according to research by analysts at TBI sibling IHS Markit. According to IHS duo Tim Westcott and Aled Evans, the number of TV services licensed by UK regulator Ofcom declined to 879 […]

Online TV sales platform Vuulr goes global

Online programme sales platform Vuulr has rolled out internationally after launching across Asia in January 2019. The Singapore-headquartered Vuulr features TV and film content from producers and distributors including Sony, Picture Tree International, Banijay Rights, Warner Media, CNN and Toonz Media Group, comprising over 30,000 hours across over 60 genres and 70 languages. Buyers registered […]

Exclusive: All3 poised for Red Arrow Studios as sales process enters final stages

All3Media is leading the pack in its pursuit of Red Arrow Studios, with the sales process for ProSiebenSat.1’s production arm now entering the final stages. TBI understands that All3, which is backed by Liberty Global and Discovery Communications, is the leading contender for Red Arrow, which was put up for sale by ProSieben during the […]

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. […]

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