Sony Pictures Television

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SONY ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION SECURES CARRIAGE DEAL WITH BT


London 10 December, 2013: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks has concluded its first carriage agreement with British Telecom (BT) for its general entertainment channel, Sony Entertainment Television. 
 
Sony Entertainment Television is one of SPT’s global channel brands, featuring top-rating light and scripted entertainment, including feature films and television series from the Hollywood studios. SPT Networks operates a bespoke version of the channel for the UK, also scheduling British television series. 
 
From next week, BT subscribers will be offered Sony Entertainment Television through the BT TV ‘Entertainment’ and ‘Unlimited Extra’ packages. Viewers will be able to access television series such as Will and Grace, Life on Mars and Jane Eyre as well as feature films such as Seven Years in Tibet, Master and Commander and My Cousin Vinnie
 
Kate Marsh, svp for Western Europe, SPT Networks, said: “Sony Entertainment Television continues to grow its audience year on year and now reaches over seven million viewers. With BT being one of the UK’s fastest growing platforms, we look forward to expanding our carriage with this new audience.”
 
Alex Green, Director, BT TV said “BT TV’s channel range continues to grow.  We’re delighted to be able to offer our customers the fantastic TV series and films that are available on Sony Entertainment Television.” 
 
SPT’s global channels portfolio includes 124 channel feeds, available in 159 countries and reaching more than 840 million households worldwide.
 
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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.