Sony Pictures TV to Acquire Industrial Media, Production Company Behind ‘American Idol,’ In $350M Deal

Sony Pictures Television sealed a deal to acquire Industrial Media, a major nonfiction TV production company whose portfolio includes 90 Day Fiancé, So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol. The deal values Industrial Media at $350 million. Upon closing, Sony Pictures will acquire a majority controlling interest in Industrial Media but the studio declined to reveal its ownership percentage.

RuPaul Signs First-Look Scripted Deal With Sony Pictures TV

Norman Lear Catalog Heads To Amazon, IMDb TV In Sony Licensing Deal

Amazon and Sony Pictures TV have struck a deal that will bring an extensive catalog of legendary producer Norman Lear’s shows to the Amazon’s Prime Video and IMDb TV streaming services. The titles headed to the two platforms are Maude, All in the Family, The Jeffersons, 227, Good Times, the original One Day at a Time, Diff’rent Strokes, Sanford & Son and Sanford.

Sharon Hall In Sony Pictures TV First-Look Deal

Sony Pictures TV Names Glaser Current Head

Jeffrey Glaser, 20th Century Fox TV’s former longtime current programming chief, is joining Sony Pictures TV Studios as head of current, effective Sept. 5. He will replace Sony TV’s EVP of Current Programming Kim Rozenfeld, who will leave the company when his contract is up at the end of the month.

Sony TV Eyes Order For Ex-ABC Pilot ‘Doomsday’

Eileen Myers Inks Overall Deal With Sony TV

Stacy Weitz Joins Sony Pictures TV In PR Post

Jodie Foster, ‘Big C’ Creator Develop Sony TV Comedy

NBC, Sony TV Close Deal For Cosby Sitcom

Mendelsohn In Overall Deal With Sony Pictures TV

Sony Pictures TV Prevails In ‘Shark Tank’ Lawsuit

Layoffs Underway At Sony Pictures Studio

Layoffs are underway at Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Sony Corp.-owned film and television studio that vowed late last year to significantly reduce its overhead. The cuts, which began Monday and will continue this week, include employees at divisions throughout the studio, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.

 

Shawn Ryan Renews Sony Pictures TV Pact

Vince Gilligan Inks Multi-Year Deal With Sony TV

Sony TV Names Wayne Garvie International CCO

Ron Moore Reups With Sony Pictures TV

Askanas Is Sony TV’s New EVP Communications

Comedy Central’s Landsman To Sony Pictures TV

Pierce Brosnan, Sony Team For TV Project

John Eisendrath Signs Deal With Sony Pictures TV

Fox Eyes Midseason Order For ‘Breaking In’