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Viacom channels yanked from Sony streaming net

Viacom’s cable nets are being pulled from Sony’s US cloud TV service, PlayStation Vue. The Viacom channels will be taken off Vue from Friday (November 11), with new nets including BBC America and NBA TV added. Vice’s Viceland and more local offerings from CBS and Fox will be added soon, Sony said. The changes became […]

Job losses as Sony restructures UK-based sales

Two of Sony’s London team have been made redundant, with another likely to also go as the studio restructures its London-based EMEA sales effort. Alex Beckett and Federico Perale have been let go, with the position of another of the London-based sales team also under review. In related news TBI understands that Tom Bairstow is leaving […]

Sony unveils PlayStation VR content

Sony has unveiled its full line-up of virtual reality games, experiences and video services for its PlayStation VR headset, which will launch globally tomorrow. Among the non-gaming content that will be available are services like Vrideo, which will let users stream content from a range of VR channels. Customers in the US will also be […]

Sony poaches UK sales exec from Warner Bros.

Sony’s distribution arm has hired Dee Robertson for a UK and Ireland role, with the experienced sales exec joining from rival studio Warner Bros., TBI has learned. Robertson will be vice president, distribution, covering the UK and Ireland at Sony Pictures Television, and will be in her new role for MIPCOM next month. She joins […]

Paramount in EU geoblocking agreement

US studio Paramount has agreed a settlement with the European Commission to no longer geoblock movies from its deals with regional satcaster Sky. The EC has been investigating whether Sky’s film UK and Ireland deals with the major US studios, including Paramount, are anti-competitive, and yesterday’s agreement marks the first result of the inquiry. The […]

Sony boss heading to MIPCOM

Sony Corporation CEO Kazuo Hirai will give a keynote address at MIPCOM in October. Hirai runs the entire Sony business, encompassing its TV and film divisions, as well as the Playstation and wider consumer electronics units. He will deliver the opening keynote of the market in the Grand Auditorium on Monday, October 17. His appearance […]

Sony buys into Jordskott team’s Swedish prodco

Sony has bought into Palladium Fiction, the Swedish firm behind mystery drama hit Jordskott. Sony Pictures Television has taken a minority stake for an undisclosed amount, and will sell Palladium’s content internationally with the prodco focused on high-end drama for the international market. Its current projects include season two of Jordskott, which goes out on […]

Lynton takes charge in Sony TV restructure

Sony has confirmed the departure of its TV chief Steve Mosko and unveiled a new structure that sees all of his divisional bosses report direct to Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton (below, left). Mosko (right) is leaving the studio after over 20 years and will, Sony said, have a consulting role. “I want to […]

Steve Mosko leaving Sony

Sony Pictures Television boss Steve Mosko is leaving after more than two decades at the studio. US trade Variety broke the news yesterday, and although Sony declined to comment, Mosko’s exit has now been widely reported in the US. Variety, citing three sources, said Mosko was departing after failing to agree terms on a new […]

Sony, C4 making Philip K. Dick drama series

UK broadcaster Channel 4 and Hollywood studio Sony are teaming to make Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick, an anthology series based on the titular sci-fi author’s work. Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston will exec produce the show, with Battlestar Galactica scribe Ronald. D Moore writing the series. Moore has worked with Sony […]