Sony Pictures Television

Press Release


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

About Sony Pictures Television

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.