[Mumbai – September 22, 2021] Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) today announced that they have entered into an exclusive, non-binding Term Sheet to combine both companies’ linear networks, digital assets, production operations and program libraries.
Sony Pictures Networks India Signs Exclusive Non-Binding Term Sheet With Zee Entertainment
Ebonylife and Sony Pictures Television Announce Àló – A New African Writers Initiative
[September 21st, 2021] EbonyLife and Sony Pictures Television (“SPT”) have today announced ÀLÓ, a brand-new writers initiative offering a unique platform for writers of African heritage.
The word “ÀLÓ” is from the Yoruba language and translates as ‘once upon a time’. Just like with those words which have opened countless stories for hundreds of years, this is the beginning of an exciting journey to discover the best authentic African story ideas which will inspire and resonate with viewers across the globe.
Sony Pictures Television Names Mayim Bialik And Mike Richards As Jeopardy! Hosts
[Culver City, CA – August 11, 2021] Sony Pictures Television (SPT) today announced that Mike Richards and Mayim Bialik have been named as the new hosts of Jeopardy!. Richards will kick off Season 38 as the full-time host of Jeopardy!’s long-running daily syndicated program. Bialik joins as the host of Jeopardy!’s primetime and spinoff series, including the upcoming all-new Jeopardy! National College Championship set to air on ABC next year, as the studio looks to extend the Jeopardy! franchise to new platforms. Jeopardy!… Read More
Sony’s Funimation Global Group Completes Acquisition of Crunchyroll from AT&T
CULVER CITY, CA AND DALLAS, TX, August 9, 2021 — Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. (SPE) and AT&T Inc.* (NYSE:T) today announced that SPE has completed its acquisition of AT&T’s Crunchyroll anime business through Funimation Global Group, LLC. Funimation is a joint venture between SPE and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.’s subsidiary, Aniplex Inc.
Sony Pictures Extends Tom Rothman’s Contract, Names Him Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures’ Motion Picture Group
[Culver City, CA – July 28, 2021] -- Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) today announced that Tom Rothman has added CEO to his Chairman title and has extended his contract to continue oversight of the film studio. Rothman oversees the studio’s motion picture businesses including Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks, 3000 Pictures, Sony Pictures International Productions, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics. Rothman will continue to report to Tony Vinciquerra, Chairman and CEO of SPE.
New Film, Bob Dylan: Odds and Ends, Features Rare Elements From Throughout The Artist’s Career and Highlights Distribution Collaboration Between Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES – June 22, 2021 – Sony Music Entertainment (SME) and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) today announced the digital release of Bob Dylan: Odds and Ends, a new compilation film featuring rare elements from throughout the artist’s career. The film’s release highlights a distribution collaboration between the companies for longform content, documentaries, and concert films from some of the most iconic artists in the SME catalog across multiple digital platforms.
Sony Pictures Television Announces Diverse Writers Program
Culver City CA – June 1, 2021 – Sony Pictures Television (SPT) today announced the launch of its Diverse Writers Program. Sixteen participants kick off a six-week professional development program in which they will have discussions with creative executives, producers, seasoned writers and showrunners with the aim of honing their skills in writing scripted television. In addition to having the opportunity to network with industry professionals, each writer will be assigned a mentor from SPT’s robust pool of producers and writers.
Disney and Sony Pictures Entertainment Announce Unprecedented Post-Pay 1 Content Licensing Agreement
BURBANK, Calif., April 21, 2021 – The Walt Disney Company (DIS) and Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) today announced a multi-year content licensing agreement for U.S. streaming and TV rights to Sony Pictures’ new theatrical releases across Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution’s vast portfolio of platforms including its streaming services Disney+ and Hulu, as well as linear entertainment networks including ABC, Disney Channels, Freeform, FX and National Geographic. The deal covers theatrical releases from 2022-2026 and begins for each film following its Pay 1 TV window.
Moscow’s Dream Island Theme Park Officially Opens "Hotel Transylvania" Attraction
April 15, 2021: In anticipation of the upcoming release of Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, the final chapter of the $1.3 billion film franchise from Sony Pictures Animation, Dream Island Theme Park, Europe’s largest indoor theme park located in Moscow, announced today that it has officially opened the much-anticipated attraction “Hotel Transylvania.”
Netflix and Sony Pictures Entertainment Sign Pay-One U.S. Licensing Deal for Feature Films
Hollywood, Calif., April 8, 2021 -- Netflix and Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) have today announced a multiyear, exclusive first pay window licensing deal in the U.S. for theatrically released SPE feature films, beginning with their 2022 film slate. This new agreement builds upon Netflix’s pre-existing output deal with Sony Pictures Animation films to now include all SPE film labels and genres.