Culver City, CA – August 5, 2020 -- Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced today that it has launched Sony Canal, a new free, ad-supported television (FAST) destination for Spanish speaking viewers in the US. Sony Canal’s portfolio of channels will feature original programming from SPT International Production’s robust library of premium content. Targeting the rapidly growing US Hispanic audience, the first offerings from Sony Canal will consist of two Spanish-language channels focusing on distinct genres: competition series and game shows, and comedies.
Sony Pictures Television Launches 24-Hour, Free, Spanish-Language Channels
Sony Pictures Entertainment To Eliminate Single-Use Plastic
Culver City, August 3, 2020 – As part of the Sony Road to Zero initiative, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) announced today new aggressive targets to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The new targets include:
1. Eliminating single-use plastic across business functions by 2025
2. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by an additional 25% by 2025
3. An international expansion of the Sustainable Production program
Sony Pictures Television Launches Game Show Network’s ‘Common Knowledge’ On Fox Stations This August
Culver City, CA – July 27, 2020 -- Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced today that it is launching Game Show Network’s popular game show “Common Knowledge” in syndication on select Fox Television Group stations this August. As part of a four-week trial run starting August 3, the trivia-based program will air on Fox stations in eight markets including: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, Tampa, Minneapolis, Orlando and Austin.
Sony Pictures Classics Sets New Release Date For Michael Covino’s The Climb
NEW YORK (July 20, 2020) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they will now release Michael Covino’s THE CLIMB in New York and Los Angeles theaters on October 9, 2020, with additional cities to follow. Written by Covino and Kyle Marvin, THE CLIMB stars Covino, Marvin, Gayle Rankin, Talia Balsam, George Wendt and Judith Godrèche. The film was original slated for a March 20th release but was postponed due to COVID-19 Stay-At-Home orders.
Funimation To Expand Streaming Service To Mexico And Brazil Beginning Fall 2020
Culver City, CA (July 3, 2020) Funimation, the leading global anime content provider, today announced it is expanding its streaming service to Latin America this fall. Funimation, which is currently available in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, will expand to Mexico and Brazil later this year. Funimation also announced it would offer select subtitled and dubbed anime series in Spanish and Portuguese. The announcement was made during FunimationCon 2020, a free two-day virtual fan festival celebrating anime.
Sony Pictures Television Announces Acquisition Of ‘Sex Education’ Producer Eleven
[London, UK – July 1 2020] Sony Pictures Television (“SPT”) has today announced the acquisition of London-based production company Eleven, the producers of the worldwide smash hit Netflix series ‘Sex Education’, with immediate effect.
Cine Sony & The National Association Of Latino Independent Producers Announce The Winner Of Voces Nuevas Short Film Contest For Aspiring Filmmakers
Culver City, CA (June 18, 2020) – Cine Sony, Sony Pictures Television’s premier movie channel for the bi-cultural U.S. Latino audience, and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), today announced the winner of Voces Nuevas, their short film contest for aspiring filmmakers. Juan Gil has been named the first place winner for his short film, Super Ma which tells the story of a struggling single mother yearning for stability and purpose.
Sony Pictures Announces First Major Studio Wide Release Of The Summer
Culver City, CA – June 9, 2020 – Sony Pictures will roll out the first major studio wide release of the summer beginning July 10 -- in theaters only -- as cinemas in the U.S. begin to safely reopen. In a competitive situation, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions’ Stage 6 Films acquired worldwide rights to writer/director Natalie Krinsky’s directorial debut, The Broken Hearts Gallery, from producer and financier No Trace Camping. Elevation Pictures will distribute the film in Canada.
Funimation Unveils First Panels, Performances, Speakers And Events At Funimationcon 2020 On July 3-4
Culver City, CA (June 8, 2020) FunimationCon 2020 is just a few weeks away, and today, Funimation revealed a first look at the panels, speakers and events at its first-ever free virtual CON on July 3-4. FunimationCon 2020 is a chance for the anime community to get together for a virtual celebration bringing a bit of the con online this Summer.
Hyundai Motor And Sony Pictures Entertainment Announce Unique And Pioneering Multi-Picture Promotional Partnership
CULVER CITY, CA – May 27, 2020 – Hyundai Motor Company and Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced they have entered into a unique and unprecedented multi-picture promotional partnership that will feature the automaker’s new models and technologies in upcoming Sony Pictures productions. Under the deal Hyundai Motor will also offer substantial marketing support and the companies will collaborate on a wide range of ancillary content-creation.