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PlayStation boss stepping down

PlayStation boss Jim Ryan has announced he will be stepping down in March 2024 after nearly 30 years with the company. He took over as CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) in February 2019, having joined Sony a few months before the launch of the first PlayStation gaming console in 1994. Ryan said he took […]

September 29, 2023

Zee, Sony merger could wrap by December

The much-anticipated $10 billion merger between Zee Entertainment (ZEEL) and Sony’s Indian broadcast assets should complete by December, say reports in India. The plan is for shareholders to get 85 shares of the merged entity for every 100 shares held in ZEEL after the merger. Shares of ZEEL will then be delisted and relisted after […]

September 22, 2023By Chris Forrester

More problems in Sony-Zee merger

The latest allegations to hinder the long-awaited merger between Zee Entertainment and Sony’s India assets are that an ‘approval’ for the merger was illegal. Axis Finance has filed a petition to the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) that the l National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) which approved the Zee-Sony merger made its decision in […]

September 19, 2023By Chris Forrester

Gravity Media chooses Sony to upgrade live production capabilities

Gravity Media, a provider of complex live creative production and media services, has chosen Sony to upgrade and expand its camera fleet across the globe in a move to future-proof its technology for live broadcasting and accommodate further business growth. The initial contract saw a significant quantity of Gravity Media’s global camera fleet replaced with […]

September 17, 2023

Sony, Deutsche Telekom broadcast partnership

Sony Corporation and Deutsche Telekom are working together on a programme of activities to leverage Sony’s expertise in camera, encoding, IoT and media orchestration with Deutsche Telekom’s latest developments in advanced 5G networking. The two organisations are jointly conducting trials to apply Deutsche Telekom’s dynamic network slicing technology to latest generation contribution and production workflows […]

September 14, 2023

Sony unveils Burano 8K cinema camera

Sony’s latest cinema camera, a sister to its high-end Venice unit, maintains the Venetian connection and is called Burano. It is a digital cinema camera that is specifically designed for single-camera operators and small crews; it is around 32mm shorter and 1.4 kilograms lighter than the Venice 2. Burano is part of Sony’s CineAlta portfolio. […]

September 13, 2023By Chris Forrester

Sony announces new Crystal LED VERONA

Sony has announced four new Crystal LED displays called VERONA, designed for Virtual Production applications, introducing market-leading features such as Deep Black and Anti-Reflection Surface Technology, to further support filmmakers and content creators. The newly developed Deep Black and Anti-Reflection Surface Technology delivers both deep black image expression and low-reflection performance that greatly reduces contrast […]

September 7, 2023

Sony Sports Network returns with Extraaa Serve

Sports broadcaster of India, Sony Sports Network, is the official broadcaster and Sony LIV is the official streaming partner of the upcoming US Open in India, set to commence on August 28th. Current ATP World Rank No.1 and reigning US Open champion, Carlos Alcaraz will look to re-ignite his rivalry with former top seed Novak […]

August 24, 2023

India bars Zee MD from merger with Sony

India’s Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) will complete its investigation into the case pertaining to Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd owners Subhash Chandra and Punit Goenka within 8 months, SEBI Chairperson Madhabi Puri Buch said in a revised order. Until the investigation is complete, Chandra and Goenka will not hold any directorial positions in […]

August 16, 2023By Chris Forrester

Zee, Sony merger winning approval

The doubters who had grave concerns that the long-awaited merger in India of Zee and Sony/Culver Max would ever happen are beginning to change their doubts to support. The combined pair certainly have some considerable muscle. For example, they will offer 75 video channels, two OTT platforms and an impressive studio output. However, Disney’s Star […]

August 15, 2023