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Sony Pictures Television Sells Popular U.S. Talk Show Format to TRANS TV

HONG KONG Dec. 18, 2012 Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has sold the format of its entertaining, high-energy, multi-topic magazine talk show, The Dr. Oz Show, to TRANS TV in Indonesia. The announcement was made by Angel Orengo, executive vice president, distribution, Asia-Pacific, SPT. 

TRANS TV will produce the local version of The Dr. Oz Show, which will consist of at least 60 episodes to air daily during daytime. The talk show is slated to launch in early 2013. 

The Emmy Award winning The Dr. Oz Show is an entertaining, high octane, multi topic series hosted by trusted health expert, best-selling author, and world-renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz. Other territories to develop a series based on the format of The Dr Oz Show include China, Russia, India, Brazil, France, Armenia, Chile, Colombia and the Middle East. The show is co-produced by Harpo Productions and SPT.



Michael Maney
Director, Communications

About Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television (, 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