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SONY PICTURES TELEVISION SIGNS OVERALL DEAL WITH ??BIGGEST LOSER? CREATOR AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER DAVE BROOME


CULVER CITY, CA (January 27, 2014) — Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has closed a two-year overall deal with successful reality producer Dave Broome to create and produce unscripted television series through his company, 25/7 Productions.
 
“Dave has a great track record of producing captivating unscripted series that resonate with viewers,” says Holly Jacobs, executive vice president, U.S. reality and syndicated programming for SPT. “His understanding of the reality business and creativity make him an ideal partner, so we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship.”
 
“Holly and the entire team at SPT are true forces of nature in our business and I couldn’t be more excited to be working together as we continue to grow 25/7 Productions,” said Broome.
 
Over the past 15 years, Broome has created and produced hundreds of hours of unscripted programming for broadcast, cable and digital networks, including competition formats, docu-series, music specials, award shows and live television events. He is the creator and executive producer of NBC’s longstanding hit “The Biggest Loser,” which is now in its 15th season in the U.S. and seen in more than 90 countries around the globe. Broome recently finished production on ABC Family’s soft-scripted summer hit, “The Vineyard,” and TVGN’s holiday special, “Rich at Night,” featuring country superstar John Rich. He also partnered with Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s production company, Estefan Enterprises, to produce the Spanish-language docu-series “Dale Con Ganas” for Univision. Broom has created and produced a variety of digital series, including AOL’s “Jocks & Jills,” a co-production with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment company. He also produced the critically acclaimed sports documentary “Two Days in April” for Netflix.
 
SPT produces a variety of successful unscripted programming for broadcast and cable networks and first-run and off-network syndication. The studios’ portfolio includes the popular and critically acclaimed series like “Shark Tank,” the top-rated series on ABC, now in its fifth season; “The Sing-Off,” which just completed its fourth season on NBC; “The Queen Latifah Show,” the season’s No. 1 new talk show, recently renewed for a second season; as well as “The Dr. Oz Show,” which has been picked up through the 2014-15 season.

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Contact:
Paula Askanas
Executive Vice President, Communications
paula_askanas@spe.sony.com
310-244-3790

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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.