Tag Archives: Sony Pictures Television

EbonyLife Ltd and Sony Pictures Television announce scripted television development deal

Three exciting new scripted TV projects including TV series based on the lives of the Dahomey Warriors EbonyLife Ltd, owners of Africas first Global Black TV Network and producers of premium, original content and Sony Pictures Television (SPT), today announced that they will co-develop three exciting new scripted TV projects with SPT set to distribute internationally. [...]

Shark Tank won Best International Format Show at the 2018 SAFTA

Shark Tank, produced by Rapid Blue, won Best International Format Show at the 2018 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs). The show has been a great hit with audiences in South Africa since its first airing in October 2016. Voted by TVSA and The Star Tonight as M-Nets #1 entertainment reality show in 2016, Shark Tank [...]

e.tv in South Africa sealed the multi-year pact with Sony Pictures Television

The deal extending over several years has been done between the e.tv and Sony Pictures Television. The privately owned (by M-Net) free-to-air (FTA) television channel has sealed the pact with the American television production and distribution studio, Sony Pictures Television. Following this, South African viewers will be able to enjoy new and high quality content [...]

Sony buys stakes in Israeli channels

Sony Pictures Television plans to buy 50% stake in two Israeli telenovela cable television channels, Viva and Viva Plus. This acquisition builds on our strategy to capitalize on channels opportunities around the world, which includes entering new markets, said Andy Kaplan, president of Sony Pictures Televisions worldwide networks. This is the second major acquisition by [...]

SPT brings Dragons’ Den to Africa

US based producer-distributor, Sony Pictures Television (SPT), has inked a deal with MultiChoices pay-TV content provider, M-Net, to bring the business competition format, Dragons Den, to Africa. SPT will air its first season of Dragons Den in South Africa this September. The 12-episode series will be produced by Rapid Blue and will be aired on M-Nets [...]

Sony plans Middle East production scale back

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Arabia plans to scale back production operations in the Middle East. As per reports, SPT is also scaling down its Dubai, UAE headquarters, closing down its production office in Beirut, Lebanon and reducing operations at its Cairo, Egypt base. After careful consideration, Sony Pictures Television has decided to restructure its Middle [...]

M-net inks content deal with Sony Pictures Television

African pay-TV platform, M-net, has inked a programming deal with Sony Pictures Television (SPT) for new and returning television series. Through the package deal, Sony will supply its content including series and titles like The Blacklist, Breaking Bad, Bad Teacher, etc to the pay-TV platform. “The current SPT series on M-Net’s channels are well loved [...]