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Sony-Zee merger goes down to the wire

The long-running saga between Sony Pictures Networks India (now called Culver Max Entertainment) and Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEEL) is reportedly close to a decision. But it is currently anyone’s guess as to who will head up the combined company. Indeed, some observers suggest that a decision may not be made by the pre-agreed merger deadline […]

December 15, 2023By Chris Forrester

Sony wants to replace Goenka as India CEO

During the long merger discussions between Zee Entertainment and Sony Pictures Networks India, it had always been stated that Zee’s MD Punit Goenka would head up the combined business once the merger wrapped. That plan seems to now be revised and there are widespread reports that Sony Group wants to place its own man into […]

November 6, 2023By Chris Forrester

Garcia heads ITV Studios Iberia

ITV Studios has announced that entertainment executive Nathalie Garcia is joining its international production group as Managing Director of ITV Studios Iberia, effective November 1st. The new entity will be the exclusive home of ITV Studios’ formats in Spain such as The Voice (La Voz), The Voice Kids (La Voz Kids) and The Chase (El […]

October 9, 2023

Sony India “monitoring developments” in Zee merger

Sony’s Indian subsidiary remains firmly committed to the long-awaited merger with Zee Entertainment notwithstanding the challenges of regulators and court interventions on two directors of Zee. Sony Pictures Entertainment, in its first official statement on the problems with Zee, said it takes seriously the ban on the two directors (Subhash Chandra and Punit Goenka) and […]

June 22, 2023By Chris Forrester

Great American Media, Pure Flix complete merger

Great American Media and Sony Pictures Television’s Pure Flix have completed the previously announced merger to combine the two companies. The successful merger joins Great American Media’s family-friendly linear and FAST channels with the Pure Flix faith and family SVoD service into a consolidated entity. Great American Media retains a majority interest in the merged […]

June 16, 2023

Sky, Sony extend content deal

Sky and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) have agreed a multi-year continuation of their partnership, which will see Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) feature films and SPT series come to Sky Cinema and Sky Entertainment customers in the UK and Ireland. The deal will bring some of SPE’s biggest titles and franchises to Sky Cinema customers. This […]

May 17, 2023

Pure Flix merges with Great American Media

Pure Flix, a faith and family streaming platform owned by Sony Pictures Television, and Great American Media, home to a portfolio of family-friendly media brands, have announced the signing of an agreement to merge the two companies. Pure Flix will become part of the merged company, with Great American Media contributing two cable networks (Great […]

May 12, 2023

Sony Pictures Television appoints Justice in EVP role

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has announced that Matthew Justice has joined the studio in the newly created role EVP, Head of UK & Europe. Reporting into Wayne Garvie, President, International Productions, Justice will directly manage SPT’s International Studio operations and European co-productions business, as well as work closely with SPT International Production’s wholly-owned and joint […]

April 27, 2023

Daisy Edgar-Jones shares Moments Worth Paying For

Normal People star Daisy Edgar-Jones features in an exclusive new trailer for Sony Pictures’ Where the Crawdads Sing, encouraging fans to experience the film exclusively in cinemas this July. The trailer is being shared as part of pro-copyright consumer education body The Industry Trust for IP Awareness’s ‘Moments Worth Paying For’ campaign, which reminds audiences […]

June 28, 2022By Colin Mann

Viaplay, Sony extend content deal

Viaplay and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) have agreed a multi-year extension to their long-term content partnership in the Nordic region. The latest Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) films and television series will continue to receive their Nordic streaming premieres on the Viaplay service, where viewers can also watch a range of SPE’s most popular series box […]

April 28, 2022