Satisfaction Group buys Sony Pictures Television’s French unscripted business

French reality producer Satisfaction Group has acquired Sony Pictures Television’s (SPT) unscripted production interests in the country and its sibling firm Starling. Satisfaction, which is led by CEO Judith Aboulkheir and owned by Arthur World Participation Group (AWPG), will create a new joint venture in which it will hold an 80% stake, with Sony taking […]

Sony making gameshow for France Télévisions

Sony Pictures Television Productions France and SPT-owned producer Starling are making a new gameshow for French public broadcaster France Télévisions. The 36-part series, Avec ou Sans Joker, will run to an initial 36 episodes and be transmitted on the FR2 channel in an access primetime slot. In the show contestants compete to correctly answer general […]

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 […]