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Sony Pictures Television

Company nameSony Pictures Television, Inc.
Company typeSubsidiary of Sony Pictures
IndustryTelevision Production
Television Syndication
HeadquartersUS Culver City, California, USA
Key peopleSteve Mosko , (President)
Owner(s)Sony Corporation
ParentSony Pictures Entertainment

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Sony Pictures Television, Inc. (SPT) is an American television production/distribution subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment. In turn, the latter is part of the Japanese conglomerate Sony.

SPT was previously known as Screen Gems, Columbia Pictures Television, TriStar Television and Columbia TriStar Television. The name was changed to reflect the Sony brand in 2002.

The company also owns and distributes the shows from Tandem Productions, ELP Communications (from TAT to ELP Communications), TeleVentures, Merv Griffin Enterprises, Barris Industries, Barry & Enright Productions, Stewart Tele Enterprises, and 2waytraffic.

From 2005 until 2006, SPT also distributed MGM's TV shows and movie library (due in part to the Sony-led consortium's purchase of MGM). In 2006, SPT joined forces with Program Partners to handle ad-sales and distribution rights to foreign television series in the U.S., mostly shows produced in Canada.

In Summer 2007, the company introduced The Minisode Network; a digital channel for MySpace airing shows from the 1960s to early 2000s from four to five minutes. In Winter 2007, The Minisode Network was also added to a few more sites like AOL TV and their Crackle site.

SPT owns one-half of cable channel GSN (with DirecTV), owner of Crackle, a partner in FEARnet; the horror/thriller website and VOD service (with Lions Gate Entertainment and Comcast), and jointly owns the rights to most of the post-1947 Bob Hope film library such as My Favorite Brunette, The Lemon Drop Kid, The Seven Little Foys, The Great Lover, and Son of Paleface with FremantleMedia.

On June 4, 2008, SPT bought Hilversum, Netherlands-based production company 2waytraffic, international holders of the
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? franchise.

On January 14, 2009, SPT acquired Embassy Row, a television and digital production company by British television producer Michael Davies.

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Talpa & Sony in Format Tie-Up for MENA Region - World Screen Tweet this news
World Screen--LONDON: The recently established -Sony Pictures Television- Arabia and Talpa Media have struck an agreement to co-produce formats in ... - Date : Thu, 04 Nov 2010 15:50:11 GMT+00:00
Sony Movie Channel coming to U-verse TV - IPTV News Tweet this news
IPTV News---Sony Pictures Television- (SPT) has signed distribution deals for its Sony Movie Channel with AT&T, DISH Network and DIRECTV for carriage on the operators' ... - Date : Wed, 20 Oct 2010 16:22:29 GMT+00:00
Sony launches Arabic producer - TBI Vision Tweet this news
TBI Vision---Sony Pictures Television- is launching an Arabic production company headed by Elements TV founders Ziad Kebbi and Dany Karam. The company - Sony Pictures ... - Date : Tue, 02 Nov 2010 10:36:46 GMT+00:00
Samsung, Sony, LG & Panasonic offer clients 3-D experience - Economic Times Tweet this news
Economic Times--While -Sony- PlayStation will be launching 10 titles by 2010, -Sony Pictures- will introduce 10 3D movies by 2012. Says Tadato Kimura, GM , marketing, ... - Date : Sat, 06 Nov 2010 20:02:12 GMT+00:00
Horror Movie Site Heading to Cable TV - Home Media Magazine Tweet this news
Home Media Magazine--FearNet, the website co-owned by Lionsgate, -Sony Pictures Television- and Comcast, featuring video-on-demand (VOD) ... - Date : Mon, 21 Jun 2010 15:06:45 GMT+00:00
HDMI could soon be replaced by new cable technology - Tweet this news new technology has been developed over the last six months by four technology companies: -Sony Pictures- Entertainment, Samsung, LG, ... - Date : Mon, 05 Jul 2010 10:50:21 GMT+00:00
The casting of 'Spider-Man 4': Who's Andrew Garfield? - Chicago Tribune Tweet this news
Chicago Tribune---Sony Pictures- made the announcement on Thursday that Garfield would take over for Tobey Maguire as the new Peter Parker, reported, and ever since ... - Date : Fri, 02 Jul 2010 20:33:00 GMT+00:00
The truth about 3D Blu-ray - TechRadar UK Tweet this news
TechRadar UK--Lexine Wong, Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Marketing for -Sony Pictures- Home Entertainment, is equally effusive about 3D Blu-ray's future. ... - Date : Mon, 05 Jul 2010 10:50:27 GMT+00:00
TechWhack (press release)--LOS ANGELES (June 28, 2010) - Schick® is teaming with Crackle, -Sony Pictures- Entertainment's online video network, to present “Clean Break,” a new ... - Date : Mon, 28 Jun 2010 21:41:05 GMT+00:00
New Commissions for SPT Germany - World Screen Tweet this news
World Screen--HUERTH: -Sony Pictures Television's- German production operation has signed up a host of new commissions for scripted and unscripted fare ... - Date : Mon, 28 Jun 2010 16:51:09 GMT+00:00

Sony Corporation

Primary businessesSony Corporation (electronics & holding of the Sony group) * Sony Music Entertainment (music) * Sony Pictures Entertainment (motion pictures and television) * Sony Computer Entertainment (game) * Sony Financial Holdings (financial services; 60%)
Technologies and brandsα * Betacam * Blu-ray * BRAVIA * CD * Cyber-shot * Dash * DAT * Dream Machine * DVD * Handycam * HDCAM/HDCAM-SR * LocationFree * Memory Stick * MiniDisc * MiniDV * mylo * PlayStation * PSP * S/PDIF * SXRD * UMD * VAIO * Video8/Hi8/Digital8 * Walkman * Walkman Phones * XDCAM * Xplōd
Historical productsAIBO * CV-2000 * Betamax * Sony CLIÉ * Discman * JumboTron * Lissa * Mavica * NEWS * Qualia * SRS-17 * TR-55 * Trinitron * U-matic * Watchman * WEGA
ElectronicsSony Corporation * Sony EMCS * Sony Electronics (subsidiary in the US) * Sony Creative Software * Sony Ericsson (50%) * S-LCD (50% minus 1 share) * Sony Mobile Display * Sony Optiarc * Sharp Display Products (7%) * Aiwa
MusicSony Music Entertainment * Sony/ATV Music Publishing * Columbia/Epic Label Group * RCA/Jive Label Group * Sony Music Nashville * Sony Masterworks * Legacy Recordings * Syco Music * Columbia Records UK * RCA Label Group (UK) * Provident Label Group * RED Distribution * Sony Music Japan * Gracenote
Motion Pictures
and Television
Sony Pictures Entertainment * Columbia Pictures * Sony Pictures Classics * Screen Gems * TriStar Pictures * Triumph Films * Destination Films * Stage 6 Films * Affirm Films * Sony Pictures Television * Adelaide Productions * Culver Entertainment * Embassy Row * The Minisode Network * Sony Pictures Television International * 2waytraffic * Sony Pictures Home Entertainment * Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group * Sony Wonder * Sony Pictures Family Entertainment Group * Sony Pictures Digital * (Sony Pictures Imageworks * Sony Pictures Animation) * Syco TV * Syco Film * Sony Pictures Mobile * Sony Pictures Studios * Crackle * Fearnet * Game Show Network (50%) * Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (20%)
GameSony Computer Entertainment * Sony Online Entertainment * Cellius (51%) * Square Enix (8.25%)
International networksSony Entertainment Television (Asia, India, Latin America, South Africa, Portugal, Russia and Spain) * AXN * AXN Crime * AXN Sci-Fi * Animax * Animax Eastern Europe * Mystery Channel * Channel 8 India
Financial servicesSony Financial Holdings * Sony Life Insurance * Sony Assurance * Sony Bank * Sony Bank Securities
Other businessesSo-net Entertainment
Other assetsSony Corporation of America (umbrella company in the US) * Other subsidiaries
Joint venturesSony Ericsson * Sony/ATV * S-LCD * FeliCa Networks * Vevo * Cellius (49%) * Sharp Display Products (34% by April 2011)
Key personnelKazuo Hirai * Masaru Ibuka * Nobuyuki Idei * Yasuo Kuroki * Ken Kutaragi * Michael Lynton * Akio Morita * Norio Ohga * Amy Pascal * Howard Stringer

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