Sony Music Entertainment Expands Podcast Unit
Podcasts - Podcasts - Streaming

Podcast consolidation continues. Sony Music Entertainment has acquired British audio and TV producer Somethin’ Else. The record label is expanding its global podcast division after the deal, which ...

Deadline
June 16, 2021

Sony Television U.K. Channels Sold to Investment Firm
Television

U.S. investment firm Narrative Capital has acquired Sony Pictures Television’s entire U.K. channels portfolio in a major deal, Variety can reveal. The pact covers Sony’s seven free-to-air channel...

Variety
May 14, 2021

Sony | Nike
Fashion - Gaming - Partnerships

Sony teamed up with Nike to launch exclusive sneakers based on PlayStation 5. To promote and celebrate the PlayStation 5, Sony collaborated with Nike as well as basketball player Paul George on the...

Sony | Nike
May 11, 2021

Sony & Nike Team Up for New PS5-themed Paul George Sneake...
Electronics - Fashion - Gaming - Sports

Nike, Sony, and basketball player Paul George have collaborated on another pair of sneakers, the PG 5, with help from PS5 designer Yujin Morisawa. According to Sony, “the colors of the shoe are heav...

The Verge
May 6, 2021

PlayStation and Discord Announce New Partnership
Electronics - Gaming

Discord, the gamer-focused chat app that’s been in the news a bit more than usual recently, has partnered with Sony’s PlayStation. Details are scarce, but the statement put out by Sony promises to...

Gizmodo
May 4, 2021

Kids Aren’t Just Playing Kids’ Games Anymore
Esports - Gaming

The key components of all games -- whether card games, board games, playground games or video games -- are universal: goals, rules, strategy, challenge and interaction. What's even more interesting i...

Gaming Industry
April 26, 2021

Disney and Sony Set Massive Movie Deal
Streaming - Theatrical

Disney has set a massive movie licensing pact with Sony Pictures for the U.S. that promises to bring Spider-Man and other Marvel properties to Disney Plus starting with Sony’s 2022 release slate. T...

Variety
April 22, 2021

Sony Films Like ‘Spider-Man’ Set for Disney+ and Hulu, but...
Online - Streaming - Theatrical

Disney and Sony Pictures on Wednesday announced a major licensing agreement that will bring both library and upcoming film and TV titles to Disney+, Hulu, ABC, and FX and other Disney-owned cable chan...

Indie Wire
April 22, 2021

Behind Sony’s Studio-to-Streamer Deal With Netflix
Streaming - Theatrical

The development agreement is part of the expansive pact that set up a five-year, exclusive pay TV window with the streamer for the U.S. rights to its theatrical films beginning in 2022. Faced with the...

Hollywood Reporter
April 14, 2021

Sony Invests $200M More in Epic Games
Gaming

The company behind 'Fortnite' said the new financing values it at $28.7 billion. Sony Group has made another $200 million investment in Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite and the Unreal Engine used...

Hollywood Reporter
April 13, 2021

Chicken Soup Acquires Sonar’s Assets
Streaming - Television

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSSE) has agreed to acquire all of Sonar Entertainment’s film and TV assets. With more than 1,000 titles in its catalogue, Sonor owns kids series including U...

Kidscreen
April 9, 2021

Sony’s PlayStation5 Named Official Console of NBA 2K League
Branding - Electronics - Esports - Gaming

The NBA 2K League has announced a multiyear partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment that makes PlayStation5 the official console of the National Basketball Association’s esports property. A...

Sports Business
April 5, 2021

Sony & Tinkercast Team Up on Kids Podcasts
Podcasts

Podcast maker Tinkercast and Sony Music Entertainment are collaborating to create new audio content for kids and families. The partners will cut their teeth on co-producing new episodes of existing T...

Kidscreen
March 31, 2021

Apple-Sony Deal for Tom Hanks Movie Was Driven by Coronavirus
Streaming - Theatrical

Apple paid Sony about $70 million for 15 years of streaming rights to the Tom Hanks film “Greyhound,” which cost about $50 million to make. Apple is doing this, as well as shopping for old TV cont...

CNBC
March 29, 2021

Build-A-Bear in Production on Feature Film
Streaming - Theatrical - Toys

Production is almost complete on Build-A-Bear Entertainment’s first piece of content, a live-action feature film called Honey Girls inspired by the DIY retailer’s product line. Build-A-Bear first...

Kidscreen
March 11, 2021

Microsoft Completes Bethesda Acquisition, Promises Some Xbox a...
Electronics - Gaming - Retail

Microsoft has finalized its $7.5 billion deal to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Doom and Fallout studio Bethesda Softworks. Microsoft now has 23 first-party game studios, compared to So...

The Verge
March 9, 2021

Studio Profit Report: Netflix Reigns, Paramount and Sony Gain
Streaming - Theatrical

Hollywood majors cut their losses on theatrical titles and Disney took the biggest hit, but the pandemic also lowered marketing and production costs, THR’s annual analysis shows. The coronavirus pan...

Hollywood Reporter
March 5, 2021

Sony Music Publishing Teams with Silence the Shame on Mental H...
Health & Beauty - Music

Sony Music Publishing has teamed with the mental health nonprofit Silence the Shame on a new multi-year program that aims to expand mental health resources to its songwriters and employees, it was ann...

Billboard
March 3, 2021

Sony is Giving Away Ratchet and Clank to PS4 and PS5 Owners
Electronics - Gaming

Sony is encouraging PS4 and PS5 owners to stay at home during the pandemic by bringing back its “Play At Home” initiative, allowing PlayStation owners to redeem free games starting in March and co...

The Verge
February 23, 2021

Sony Announces Next-Gen VR Headset for the PS5
Electronics - Gaming - Tech

Sony is working on a next-generation VR headset for the PS5. The headset won’t launch this year, but Sony is announcing early plans to make it available on the PS5 at some point in the future. Sony...

The Verge
February 23, 2021

Sony and Sketchfab
Partnerships - Tech

Sony partnered with online 3D art platform Sketchfab on an exciting contest that designed and celebrated innovative concepts in robotics.

Sony and Sketchfab
February 12, 2021

Ron Moore Exits Sony for Deal at Disney’s 20th TV
Television

Ron Moore is the latest showrunner on the move. The Outlander and For All Mankind exec producer has inked a rich, multiple-year overall deal with Disney-owned 20th Television. Sources say Moore, who ...

Hollywood Reporter
February 10, 2021

Sony Has Shipped 4.5 Million PS5 Despite Shortages
Gaming

In its latest quarterly report, Sony has announced that the company has shipped 4.5 million PlayStation 5 consoles worldwide in 2020. Between October-December, it had 114 million monthly active PSN us...

The Nerd Stash
February 4, 2021

YouTube taps Craig Hunter as head of preschool
Streaming

YouTube Originals kids & families has appointed Craig Hunter as its new global head of preschool. Reporting into head of family learning and impact Nadine Zylstra, the former director of kids netw...

Kidscreen
February 1, 2021

New Wave of Film Delays
Streaming - Theatrical

James Bond’s latest adventure has hit another speed bump. “No Time to Die,” the upcoming installment in the British spy series, has been postponed yet again. The movie will now release in theat...

Variety
January 22, 2021

The 2020 box office was ruled by old movies, early blockbuster...
Theatrical

The studio with the highest box-office haul in 2020 was one that delayed most of its film slate to 2021. After CNBC combed through data from Comscore, Sony emerged as the top earner in a year marre...

CNBC
January 19, 2021

Sony begins testing its electric car concept on public roads
Automotive

Sony says it plans to continue development work on the vehicle and carry out tests in other regions. The Japanese tech giant’s foray into mobility comes at a time when established players in the ...

CNBC
January 19, 2021

CES 2021: Razer N95 mask, LG rollable phone and transparent TV...
Electronics - Tech

We're two days into this year's virtual Consumer Electronics Show, and we've already seen big tech announcements from companies like LG, Razer, and even Yves Saint-Laurent and L'Oreal. From a "rollabl...

CNN
January 14, 2021

The Morning After: CES 2021 starts with drones, 8K TVs and rob...
Electronics - Tech

Sony's self-driving car, Samsung's robots and a few routers were all part of CES day one. For the full story, visit Engadget   -  https://www.engadget.com/ces-2021-recap-tma-131047864....

Engadget
January 12, 2021

January tech highlights: CES goes digital, Samsung to unveil n...
Electronics - Tech

The yearly consumer electronics trade show, which aims to show off the best of what's coming for the year. moves to a digital format due to the pandemic. Highlights include  talks from the CEOs of Ve...

USA TODAY
January 6, 2021

Sony distributes 3.4 million PS5 only in its first four weeks
Gaming - Retail

PlayStation 5 has shipped 3.4 million units worldwide in its first four weeks, and production is expected to reach 18 million next year. Sony's next-generation game console has been out of stock fo...

Entrepreneur
December 31, 2020

How the Nintendo Switch thrived in a year of next-gen consoles
Gaming

Demand for this adaptive portable device is yet to cease and has only gotten stronger as families of gamers have found themselves stuck indoors looking for mindful, accessible escapism. Nintendo has f...

TechRadar
December 31, 2020

How Can Hollywood Catch Up to the Asian Box Office
Theatrical

While the North American box office pulls in less than $5 million per weekend due to COVID-19, the China and Japan markets are not only open, but also capable of breaking theatrical records. It may fe...

Variety
December 24, 2020

Sony Developing 3 Movies, 7 TV Shows Based on PlayStation Game...
Gaming - Television - Theatrical

The future of Sony is looking bright. The PlayStation 5 is now available and, for the most part, people love it. 2021 will give eager players Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Horizon Forbidden West, a...

The Nerd Stash
December 24, 2020

Nate Robinson partners with StockX in light of loss to Jake Pa...
Branding - Fashion

StockX revealed its “Find Your Win” campaign today starring Robinson, where the three-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion discusses the importance of losses and how they make eventual victories fe...

Foot Wear News
December 23, 2020

Mtn Dew opens ‘direct-to-gamer’ store for DTC sale...
Beverages - Gaming

PepsiCo's Mtn Dew Game Fuel this month opened an online store for direct-to-consumer sales of its full line of soft drinks aimed at video game fans. To celebrate the launch, Mtn Dew is running a sweep...

Marketing Dive
December 22, 2020

Sony’s Public Shaming Of ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Is An Unpreced...
Gaming

Last night, news broke that could be classified as one of the wildest gaming industry stories in ages. In response to Cyberpunk 2077’s poor console performance, and on last generation consoles in pa...

Forbes
December 18, 2020

Are the “Console Wars” Still Happening?
Gaming

The Battle Between Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo They have been installed on the podium of casual entertainment, and even professional pre and post COVID-19, globally. It is obvious, The Washington ...

Entrepreneur
December 15, 2020

Funimation To Buy Crunchyroll
Online - Streaming

It’s official: the Sony-owned anime streamer Funimation has acquired fellow anime service Crunchyroll from parent AT&T. The pricetag for the deal — which is still pending regulatory approval ...

Tubefilter
December 11, 2020

God of War’s Kratos is coming to Fortnite
Gaming

Fortnite is no stranger to tie-ins — the battle royale’s season 5 battle pass has already kicked off with a picture-perfect Mandalorian and Baby Yoda skin, for example — but its next character a...

The Verge
December 3, 2020

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