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Pluto TV adds Sony channels in UK, Europe

Pluto TV, the free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service, has launched four new channels in collaboration with Sony Pictures Television (SPT). The multi-territory agreement brings SPT content to Pluto TV across Europe and the UK. The new channels operate on Pluto TV across Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the UK, with channels catered to […]

June 16, 2022

Sony Spider-Man movies on Disney+ UK

Disney has announced that five Spider-Man movies will be launching on the Disney+ streaming service in the UK and Ireland on June 17th. The Sam Raimi directed classics – Spider-Man (2002) and Spider-Man 2 (2004) – starring Tobey Maquire as Peter Parker, will be joined by The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 […]

June 14, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Prime Video orders The Boys Season 4

Prime Video has officially ordered a fourth season of its hit superhero series The Boys, co-produced with Sony Pictures Television. The first three episode of The Boys Season 3 debuted on June 3rd with new episodes available each Friday, leading up to the season finale on July 8th. The eight-episode season streams exclusively on Prime Video […]

June 10, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Sony gets into space lasers

Sony has announced a new business, Sony Space Communications Corporation (SSC), to conduct space optical communications. “Currently there are approximately 12,000 satellites in space, and the number is expected to increase in the future. The amount of data used in orbit is also increasing year by year, but the amount of available radio waves is […]

June 6, 2022By Chris Forrester

Crunchyroll acquires Suzume No Tojimari rights

Crunchyroll has acquired the global distribution and marketing rights (excluding Asia) from TOHO, for Makoto Shinkai’s upcoming film, Suzume No Tojimari (working title). The deal was finalised at the Cannes Film Festival and was negotiated by Crunchyroll’s Chief Content Officer Asa Suehira, Wild Bunch International’s CEO Vincent Maraval and TOHO’s Akihiro Takeda. Suzume No Tojimari […]

May 23, 2022By Nik Roseveare

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

Crunchyroll, Google form tech partnership

Google and Crunchyroll, the anime streaming service, have announced a new, multi-year strategic partnership to accelerate and support Crunchyroll’s global scale ambitions. The announcement builds on Google’s existing partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment that includes collaboration across Android, Google TV and Android TV OS, YouTube, Google advertising solutions, and Google Cloud. Crunchyroll is an independently […]

April 26, 2022

Research: Sony increases smart TV market share

Research from Parks Associates shows that, out of the top five TV brands (Sony, TCL, Samsung, LG, Vizio), Sony saw the biggest growth in smart TVs purchases in the US in last six months, and pushed past Vizio and into the top three for reported purchases in Q3 2021. “Samsung continues to lead smart TV […]

April 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Ghostbusters VR unveiled for Meta Quest 2

Sony Pictures Virtual Reality (SPVR) has revealed a new Ghostbusters virtual reality game at the Meta Quest Gaming showcase. Published by SPVR and developed by award-winning VR studio nDreams, creators of leading titles Phantom: Covert Ops, Fracked and Far Cry VR: Dive Into Insanity, Ghostbusters VR (working title) is coming to Meta Quest 2. Strap […]

April 20, 2022

Data: WrestleMania 38 watched by 56m+ in India

Figures released by BARC show that WrestleMania 38 was seen by 56.1 million people in India on the Sony Sports Network. Total viewership of the premium event, which took place on April 2nd and 3rd at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, was up by 29 per cent year-on-year in India, compared with WrestleMania 37 in […]

April 19, 2022By Nik Roseveare