Sony adds channel to SkyPerfect TV

SPE to supply programming for Japanese satcaster

TOKYO — Sony will launch an entertainment channel in Japan with a U.S. subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment that will also supply programming to Japanese satellite platforms and terrestrial broadcasters, a Japanese financial daily reported Tuesday.

The channel is expected to be part of the SkyPerfecTV venture that will take to the air in May. Sony is one of the major investors in the platform that was formed through the merger of PerfecTV and JSkyB, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported, citing company sources.

Sony officials in the U.S. confirmed that the Japanese electronics maker is planning a new channel for the SkyPerfecTV venture. Sony already has its AXN action channel on the PerfecTV platform.

In addition, the new venture set up through Sony Pictures will license programming for other channels on the SkyPerfecTV platform, the officials said. The move by Sony is part if its plans to become a leading provider for the Japanese TV market, the daily reported.

The channel will likely provide movies and other entertainment.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety

Loading