Advertisement


Advertisement

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
General News Sony Pictures Networks India to foray into TV production
Advertisement
#1
MUMBAI: Last month, in an interview to deadline.com, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) presidents of programming and production Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht had stated that India could be the top notch production studio’s destination following the success it had achieved in China producing television.

Speaking to the website about growth for SPT, Amburg had said: “…Where does growth come from and where does profitability come from? I think it comes from being a smart, thoughtful, global company. And more importantly, are there still growth markets internationally? I would say a hundred percent yes. China is a very interesting market, I think a lot of people have been examining that. We’re already producing a hit series there, Mad About You, we have two or three other projects that are in the mix right now. We had a dynamic conversation today about India. We have a huge networks footprint there.”

The network he was referring to is of course Sony Picture Networks (SPN) India, which is headed by CEO NP Singh. SPN India, has a motion picture division in India which is headed by Sneha Rajani, and which produced the successful Amitabh Bacchan-starrer Piku last year. This apart, Sony Pictures Entertainment Films has been releasing international films from its parent stable in the country.

And today confirmation came in from SPN India that it was indeed foraying into TV production. “SPN has decided to produce fiction shows in-house for our network. While we are starting with one show, we will scale up as we go forward,” said a company spokesperson in an email response to a query from Indiantelevision.com.

No further details were forthcoming on who would be heading the production initiative, at the time of writing.

SPT in has an envious slate of shows to its credit: The BlackList, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Night Shift, Days of our Lives, The NightShift, BloodLine, Drop Dead Diva, The Art of More, Rules of Engagement, Dr Ken, Preacher…

This is not the first instance that a broadcast network is getting into TV production. The Zee Network has its Essel Vision, which has been involved in many of its marquee properties. Then Star India had taken a 25.99 per cent stake in Balaji Telefilms April 2004, only to exit it on 5 August 2015 at a price of Rs 108 crore.

Source:
___________________________________________
Airtel Digital HD Recorder / Kerala Vision Digital TV
Reply
Thanks given by:
Advertisement
Advertisement




Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  General News: Govt put restrictions on import of colour TVs in India nairrk 0 185 08-01-2020, 07:42 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Star India defers launch of five channels nairrk 0 349 04-11-2020, 06:55 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  Update: Discovery India launches streaming service priced at Rs 299 per annum nairrk 0 286 03-17-2020, 12:34 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Sony YAY! set to host ‘The Giant Wheel Festival’ (TGWF) in Kolkata nairrk 0 284 12-31-2019, 08:59 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Pen India plans to launch six more TV channels in 2020 nairrk 0 331 12-04-2019, 01:20 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Vh1 India, Colors Infinity to air round 16 of Carabao Cup nairrk 0 281 10-30-2019, 11:05 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Star India to launch animated series based on Virat Kohli starting 5 Nov nairrk 0 297 10-30-2019, 11:00 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Pen India subsidiary receives three TV channel licences from MIB nairrk 0 258 10-30-2019, 10:57 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Sony Max goes from strength to strength as it completes 20 years nairrk 0 292 10-18-2019, 11:00 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: DD India will soon be visible all over the world: Prakash Javadekar nairrk 0 241 09-17-2019, 02:20 PM
Last Post: nairrk

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
Advertisement