Sony Pictures Television

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SONY PICTURES TELEVISION NETWORKS TO LAUNCH US SPANISH LANGUAGE ENTERTAINMENT CHANNEL, DEBUTING ON VERIZON FIOS TV


Cine Sony Television will launch on FiOS TV in August

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (July 19, 2012) “ Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks today announced plans to launch its first Spanish language entertainment channel for the US Hispanic market. Cine Sony Television, which is the second Sony-branded channel in the US, will launch on Verizon FiOS TV in August. The announcement was made by Andy Kaplan, president, worldwide networks, SPT. The channel will be managed by Superna Kalle, senior vice president, US networks, SPT and general manager, Sony Movie Channel and Cine Sony Television.

Cine Sony Television is an adrenaline-fueled Spanish language network that brings together the best Hollywood movies with popular, action packed TV series and a global line up of Latin music artists. Featuring Hollywood blockbusters, uncut, uncensored and commercial-free, Cine Sony Television will deliver a uniquely Latin point-of-view through tailored programming blocks.


Michelle Webb, director of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon, said, We're excited to bring even more highly valued content to our FiOS TV customers, who will be the first to watch Cine Sony Television. Verizon is committed to delivering the best multicultural programming experience across all of our platforms.  As the current leader in Hispanic HD programming, we continue to grow our Hispanic offering by leaps and bounds.ť

Programming is selected from multiple studios including the Sony Pictures library, featuring more than 3,500 films, including 12 Best Picture Academy Award® winners. All content will be in native Spanish or dubbed in Spanish.

A sampling of movies includes:
    THE INTERNATIONAL
    SNATCH
    STEP BROTHERS
    DISTRICT 9

A sampling of television series includes:
    Los Caballeros Las Prefieren Brutasť
    Los Simuladoresť

Cine Sony Television will be part of Verizon FiOS TV's La Conexion and Spanish-language packages. La Conexion offers the best in Spanish and English programming, with more than 185 channels including 30 in HD, and the Spanish-language package offers 67 or more Spanish channels, including news, sports and entertainment.

For more information about Cine Sony Television, visit www.cinesony.com.

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Contact:
Michael Maney
Director, Communications
michael_maney@spe.sony.com
310-244-8834

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About Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television (www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 11 countries and also maintains offices in 31 countries. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio includes 150 channel feeds available in 178 countries, reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages the studio’s premium streaming network, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of the cable channel Game Show Network (GSN). SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and DoctorOZ.com.