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Crunchyroll, WOWOW, Sony production partnership

Global anime brand Crunchyroll has announced a partnership with WOWOW and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan for the development and production of new anime series, starting with the fantasy adventure Bye Bye, Earth. “Anime fans love to discover new worlds and our partnership with WOWOW and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan will allow us to present new […]

November 17, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Sony pays $350m for Industrial Media

Sony Pictures Television (SPT), a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), is set to acquire Industrial Media, the independent non-fiction production company responsible for talent show American Idol, for $350 million (€320m). SPT has also announced the formation of a new Game Show production division to be led by longtime SPT executive, Suzanne Prete. Industrial […]

March 4, 2022

Funimation completes Crunchyroll acquisition

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and AT&T have confirmed that SPE has completed its acquisition of AT&T’s Crunchyroll anime business through Funimation Global Group. Funimation is a joint venture between SPE and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) subsidiary, Aniplex Inc. The agreement was first announced in December 2020. Crunchyroll is a premier anime direct-to-consumer service with 5 […]

August 10, 2021

SPE’s Marsh new BASE Chair

The British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE), the body which represents the interests of publishers and rights-owners of pre-recorded filmed entertainment, has appointed Rob Marsh, Vice President Commercial (Home Entertainment) at Sony Pictures Entertainment, as the organisation’s new Chair announced with immediate effect. Marsh, who joined BASE Council in 2019, will serve as Chair alongside […]

February 9, 2021By Colin Mann