The cash-and-barter deal calls for The Goldbergs to be cleared on Tribune stations in 18 markets covering 37% of U.S. TV households, beginning in fall 2017.
Distributor Sony Pictures Television announced this morning that Fox Television Stations have agreed to continue airing the syndicated health-and-fitness talk show through the 2018-19 season, which would be its 10th.
The outgoing chairman of Sony Pictures Television opened up about his decision to exit the independent studio during a Paley Center panel Thursday.
In the wake of Chairman Steve Mosko’s exit, his top lieutenants will now report directly to Michael Lynton, CEO, Sony Entertainment. That includes Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, presidents of programming and production; Andy Kaplan, president of worldwide networks; Keith Le Goy, president of distribution; and Amy Carney, president of advertiser sales and research.
Steve Mosko, the chairman of Sony Pictures Television, is leaving the company after 24 years, Variety has learned. Mosko had been in negotiations to extend his contract, which expires this year, but failed to come terms with the studio, according to three sources. The 60-year-old executive had just been promoted from president to chairman last September. The shakeup is a surprise given that the TV division is the most successful entity within Sony Pictures at present.
Sheraton Kalouria, Sony Pictures TV’s EVP and chief marketing officer, has been promoted to president and CMO. He continues to report to SPT Chairman Steve Mosko.
The new agreement calls for over-the-air and local cable carriage of Sony Pictures TV’s classic TV diginet in 20 markets.
With the proliferation of outlets, which now includes OTT services like Netflix, not being affiliated with a television network is no longer a curse for independent studios like Steve Mosko’s Sony Pictures Television.
The producer behind AMC’s upcoming comic adaptation Preacher has signed a two-year overall deal with the studio. Under the pact, Moritz and his Original Film banner will create comedy and drama projects for broadcast and cable. Moritz has chosen Pavun Shetty to oversee Original Film’s TV division.
Steve Mosko has been promoted to chairman of Sony Pictures Television. The move promises stability on the TV side of the Sony Pictures lot after a major shakeup earlier this year in its film division. Mosko, who was previously president of SPT, has been with the studio since 1992 and has headed its TV operations for the past 15 years.
After being dormant for more than a decade, the TriStar Television brand is ready to make a comeback as a boutique production unit within Sony Pictures Television. It would be run by Suzanne Patmore Gibbs who would segue to the new position after a three-year stint as EVP of drama development at Sony Pictures Television.
Seinfeld is about to become master of a whole new domain: the Internet. Sony Pictures Television, a unit of Sony Corp., is in advanced talks to sell reruns of the hit 1990s NBC sitcom to an online video service, and expects to have a deal wrapped up in the next few weeks, people familiar with the situation said.
News of Tom Rothman’s promotion to head the film division at Sony Pictures Entertainment puts to rest questions about a broader studio restructuring in the wake of Amy Pascal’s exit as co-chair of SPE. It’s no secret that the TV wing has at times felt overlooked in the organization. Even as Sony Pictures TV churns out reliable profits, the public perception of the media company is largely defined by how well it’s doing at the global box office.
Deal includes all barter, integration and advertising sales for the MGM-distributed syndicated viral video program beginning Feb. 2.
The freshman three-judge panel show looks to move from the CBS duopoly stations to CBS-network stations in fall 2015 in timeslots now occupied by the departing Queen Latifah talk show.
Sony Pictures Television is canceling the syndicated talker after two seasons, opting not to renew it for next year. It will remain in production through March and will air original episodes through the end of season next May.
The two new diginets from Katz Broadcasting adds 150 films to its library. The deal comes on the heels of the networks’ Aug. 18 launch and movie package purchases from Warner Bros. and NBCUniversal.
However, if the syndicated talk show falters this fall, CBS is developing a potential replacement with Jerry O’Connell.
Going into its second season, the Sony Pictures Television daytime talker has brought in latenight TV veteran Todd Yasui to help grow the ratings. He plans on loosening things up with more spontaneous, less produced segments while adding scripted comedy skits and more music performances, among other elements.
Telemundo and Sony Pictures Television today announced a three-year agreement, under terms of which which SPT will produce one primetime series per year for Telemundo in the U.S.
The deal will add 16 channels to the company’s U.K. portfolio, making SPT the No. 5 cable/satellite/multichannel player in the U.K. market in commercial ad views.
The Oscar winner’s production company Smokehouse Pictures will develop new projects for the studio.
The importance of Sony Pictures Television within Sony Pictures Entertainment has been on the rise. Now the unit’s president, Steve Mosko, has signed his top lieutenants, presidents of U.S. programming and production Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, to new three-year deals.
The Sony Pictures Television classic Hollywood film channel is adding Seattle, Charlotte, Jacksonville and Tulsa, boosting its coverage to 31 markets covering 48% of the U.S.
With the CBS O&Os on board for more of the freshman talker, the Sony Pictures Television show is cleared in 97% of the United States through 2015.
Sony has its eye on television, telling investors that it will become more central to its entertainment strategy. That’s a change from a few years ago, Sony Pictures Television President Steve Mosko says: The Japanese company couldn’t buy television stations in the U.S. and had “no cohesive global strategy.” But he says Sony has turned that around and now benefits from its freedom to produce TV shows for anyone, and seize opportunities in growing overseas economies.
Sony Pictures Television’s comedy continues its syndication run through 2017.
Building on the success of its two previous cycles, Sony Pictures Television will begin selling a third cycle of the comedy series The King of Queens, it was announced Monday by John Weiser, president of U.S. distribution, Sony Pictures Television. “The King of Queens has become a true contemporary classic,” said Weiser. “Its broad, family-friendly […]