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.

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