Sony Pictures Television

Press Release


CULVER CITY, CA (March 13, 2013)George Chien has been promoted to executive vice president, networks, Asia-Pacific for Sony Pictures Television (SPT), it was announced today by Andy Kaplan, president, worldwide networks, to whom he reports.   

In this role, Chien will now manage P&L for SPT's television networks in the Asia-Pacific region as well as continue to provide leadership to channels including Animax, AXN, Sony Entertainment Television (SET), BeTV and ONE in Asia; Animax, AXN and AXN Mystery in Japan; Animax and AXN in Korea.  Chien will continue to work closely with SPT's Indian channels business, Multi Screen Media Private Limited, which operates and distributes SPT's cable and satellite networks SET, SAB, PIX, MAX, MIX, SIX and AATH.  Additionally, Chien oversees SPT's interests in Australian joint venture TV1/SF.

Most recently, Chien served as senior vice president, networks, Asia-Pacific since June 2010 where he developed business opportunities to help expand SPT's portfolio in the region. SPT channels in Asia-Pacific currently reach a total of 577 million households.  Previously, Chien served as vice president, international networks for the company, since 2007 and beforehand, served as executive director, international networks.  He joined the company in 2001 as manager, international networks and was promoted to director in 2003.  Prior to SPT, he served as senior business consultant in the financial controls group for Walt Disney Pictures and Television.  Additionally, Chien was a talent agent trainee at United Talent Agency in Los Angeles and was a senior auditor for Ernst & Young LLP in Miami, Florida.  Chien holds a bachelor of business administration from the University of Miami and is a certified public accountant.  

Additionally, Chien sits on the boards of the MSM India channels, AXN Japan, Animax Japan and Australian joint venture TV1/SF, as well as the two joint ventures in Korea, AXN Korea and Animax Korea.


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