Entertainment Licensing 

Sony Pictures Television acquires stake in Hopster

Reading Time: 1 minute Post Views: 11,149 Sony Pictures Television Networks has taken a minority stake in global pre-school SVOD platform Hopster, becoming a strategic equity investor and taking a seat on the company’s board “With our Pop, Tiny Pop and Kix channels, Sony is one of the top kids’ broadcasters in the UK,” noted Kate Marsh, EVP, Western Europe, Sony Pictures International Television Networks. “Investing in Hopster offers us an advantage in the fast-growing subscription kids’ space, and is a real opportunity to increase our on-demand services, working with the Hopster team to…

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Brand Licensing TV Series Licensing 

ZEE sells Ten Sports to Sony Pictures for $385 million

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 7,044 Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) and Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEE) have entered into definitive agreements to acquire TEN Sports Network and its subsidiaries for $385 million.  The acquisition will add five sports channels, TEN 1, TEN 1 HD, TEN 2, TEN 3, TEN Golf HD to SPN’s existing portfolio of channels. The deal also include TEN Cricket and TEN Sports that operate in several countries including the Indian sub-continent, Maldives, Singapore, Hong Kong, Middle East, Caribbean. TEN Sports holds broadcast rights to major cricket boards (South Africa,…

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