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SONY ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION AND TALKTALK INK A NEW CARRIAGE DEAL


London 21 January, 2014: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks has confirmed today that it has signed a first carriage agreement with TalkTalk. The deal will see SPT’s entertainment channel, Sony Entertainment Television (SET), become available to TalkTalk subscribers as of today on YouView channel 454. 
 
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. 
 
Sony Entertainment Television will be offered to TalkTalk subscribers through TalkTalk’s Entertainment and Entertainment Extra Boost packages.  Viewers will be able to access territory premieres of comedies like Community and Hot In Cleveland along with the complete seasons of quality scripted shows such as Will and Grace, The Tudors, Hustle and Life on Mars.  Feature Films coming up include Seven Pounds, Rachel Getting Married, In Her Shoes and The Omen (2006). 
 
Kate Marsh, svp for Western Europe, SPT Networks, said: “This new carriage agreement with TalkTalk marks the latest expansion of Sony Entertainment Television’s audience in the UK. We look forward to bringing top SET series and features to TalkTalk customers.”
 
Tristia Harrison, of TalkTalk commented: “This is an exciting step for us. Since launching a little over a year ago, TalkTalk TV has grown from strength to strength and we’re now proud to be Britain’s fastest growing TV service. We’re strong believers that great quality content should be available to everyone and pleased that TalkTalk homes can now enjoy Sony Entertainment Television.”
 
SPT’s global channels portfolio includes 124 channel feeds, available in 159 countries and reaching more than 840 million households worldwide. The channels offer high quality film and television content from Sony Pictures and third party distributors, as well as original content commissioned globally and locally. 
 
ENDS
 

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Zuzana Pagacova
Coordinator, Communications (EMEA)
Tel: +44 207 533-1588 | zuzana_pagacova@spe.sony.com

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