Esports Event Organizer, DreamHack Heads to Japan in 2023, Par...
Esports - Gaming

Esports events organizer DreamHack has partnered with Sony Music Entertainment to bring its gaming festival to Japan for the first time. According to the announcement, the event will feature a range ...

Esports Insider
October 10, 2022

Box Office: BULLET TRAIN Repeats No. 1; TOP GUN Returns to Sec...
Theatrical

Is everyone on vacation? That would be one plausible explanation behind the great box office slowdown; overall ticket sales tapped out at $66.4 million, according to Comscore, the lowest collective r...

Variety
August 15, 2022

Spin Master Announces Global Master Toy Licensing Agreement wi...
Gaming - Partnerships - Press Releases - Toys

TORONTO, July 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ - Spin Master Corp. (TSX: TOY) (www.spinmaster.com), a leading global children's entertainment company, announced today that it has entered into a global licensin...

Faisal Hussain
July 21, 2022

Repeat to be Acquired by Sony Interactive Entertainment
Esports - Gaming - Partnerships - Press Releases

Repeat is excited to announce our next chapter, as we will be a part of the Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) family, the home of PlayStation and many amazing game studios. This marks the most si...

Faisal Hussain
July 19, 2022

Sony’s Gaming Brand INZONE Partners With VALORANT Champi...
Electronics - Esports - Gaming - Sponsorships

As the official headset partner of the VCT, Sony will provide its INZONE headsets for all VCT events. Additionally, the brand will collaborate with Riot Games to create a new broadcast segment known a...

Esports Insider
June 29, 2022

Paramount, Disney, Netflix, and More to Cover Travel Costs for...
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

Disney, Netflix, Paramount, Comcast, Sony, Meta and more media companies will cover travel costs for employees seeking abortions following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, Variety has...

Variety
June 24, 2022

Sony and LEGO owner KIRKBI Invest $1B Each in Epic Games
Gaming

Sony has just invested $1 billion USD in a new round of funding for Fortnite and Unreal Engine creator Epic Games. The Japanese tech and gaming giant is joined by LEGO Group owner KIRKBI, who has als...

HypeBeast
April 12, 2022

PlayStation Studios is Buying Jade Raymond’s Haven Studios
Esports - Gaming - Tech

Sony announced Monday that it has entered an agreement to acquire Montreal-based Haven Studios, which is founded and led by veteran game designer Jade Raymond. Haven and Sony originally announced a pa...

The Verge
March 21, 2022

Sony, Honda Team Up to Develop and Sell Electric Vehicles
Automotive - Tech

Japan's Sony Corp and Honda Motor Co Ltd said they would pair up to develop and sell battery-powered electric vehicles, and said they were open to bringing in other partners. The companies said in a ...

Reuters
March 4, 2022

Paramount, Disney, Sony, WB Halt New Theatrical Releases in Ru...
Theatrical

Paramount Pictures is the latest Hollywood studio to pause the theatrical release of its upcoming films in Russia following the country’s invasion of Ukraine last week. “As we witness the ongoing...

Variety
March 1, 2022

This Is Sony’s PlayStation VR2 Headset
Electronics - Gaming - Retail - Tech

Sony has finally given us our first look at the PlayStation VR2 along with more detailed shots of the Sense 2 controllers. The headset looks similar to the previous model but adds some noteworthy enha...

Gizmodo
February 22, 2022

Spider-Man: No Way Home’s First Streaming Service Confir...
Streaming - Theatrical

You can't say we didn't warn you. Spider-Man: No Way Home's streaming future has been a constant source of chatter online. It's probably the first movie in ages where digital rentals and purchases wer...

Tom's Guide
February 7, 2022

How the Biggest Deal in Gaming History Will Impact Adland
Agencies - Esports - Gaming

The key point for marketers is that Microsoft’s spending spree is in service of reaching billions – not millions – of gamers. Its control of a huge amount of IPs and their extensions into mobile...

The Drum
January 19, 2022

Twitter’s New Marketing Pitch to Studios
Streaming - Theatrical

Disney, Warner Bros. and Sony are trying out promotion of tentpole movies on accounts run and managed by the social media giant. In late October, Twitter and Warner Bros. unveiled its #DuneWeek marke...

Hollywood Reporter
January 12, 2022

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME Shatters Preview Records
Theatrical

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” blew the doors off the box office, earning a massive $50 million in Thursday previews. The Sony Pictures release is on pace to pull in between $150 million to $180 millio...

Variety
December 17, 2021

Studios Eye 2022 Theatrical Slates: “Windowing Is Gettin...
Streaming - Theatrical

Amid a growing gulf between haves (anything Marvel) and have-nots ('West Side Story'), distribution chiefs are making difficult calls on which titles to send to streaming as early as 45 days after a t...

Hollywood Reporter
December 15, 2021

Manchester City Head To The Metaverse With Sony Partnership
Online - Sports - Tech

English soccer champions Manchester City have announced a global partnership with Japanese conglomerate Sony Corporation to develop new digital fan experiences. The Premier League outfit will conduct...

Sports Pro Media
December 2, 2021

Box Office: Disney’s ENCANTO Leads, HOUSE OF GUCCI Has S...
Theatrical

Disney has reclaimed its rightful place at the top of Thanksgiving box office charts. “Encanto,” the studio’s new animated musical fable, collected $40.3 million from 3,980 North American theate...

Variety
November 29, 2021

Universal, Sony Among Studios Vying for New Christopher Nolan ...
Theatrical

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan has a new film project and for the first time in over a decade, there is no studio behind it ready to act as distributor. Multiple sources say that Nolan has a film projec...

Hollywood Reporter
September 10, 2021

Amazon Reportedly Close to Launching Its Own TV in the US
Retail - Tech

Amazon plans to roll out a self-branded TV in the US as early as October, Business Insider reported Thursday. The TVs, expected to be big-screen models in the range of 55 to 75 inches, will include co...

CNET
September 3, 2021

Sony Announces PlayStation Showcase, Sneak Peek at Future of P...
Gaming

Sony is announcing that it will hold a special PlayStation showcase on September 9th. The event will start at 4PM ET / 1PM PT, and will run for 40 minutes in what is being teased as “a look into the...

The Verge
September 2, 2021

SEINFELD is Coming to Netflix This October
Streaming - Television

The summer of George is coming to a close, but luckily, Seinfeld is headed to Netflix just in time for fall. All nine seasons of the beloved sitcom will arrive on the streamer on October 1. “Larry ...

Decider
September 1, 2021

Mystery ‘Spider-Man’ Trailer Has Fans in a Frenzy
Theatrical

The trailer for "Spider-Man: No Way Home" — or some version of it — reportedly leaked online this weekend, sending millions of fans searching social media for any tidbits from the new movie. The f...

CNN Business
August 23, 2021

Studios Begin to Blink on Theatrical Releases Amid Delta
Theatrical

Hopes were running relatively high on studio lots across Hollywood in June. A true box office recovery seemed within sight. Executives could feel some confidence about their fall releases after having...

Hollywood Reporter
August 18, 2021

‘Hotel Transylvania 4’ Skipping Theaters as Sony Nears Dea...
Streaming - Theatrical

Sony Pictures Animation and Amazon are nearing deal for over $100 million for the animated feature “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania” to stream globally on Amazon Prime Video, Variety has learned...

Variety
August 17, 2021

The Playstation 5 is Sony’s Fastest-Selling Console Ever
Gaming

The PlayStation 5 has sold 10 million units, worldwide, since its launch in November, reaching that number faster than any other console made by Sony Interactive Entertainment, the company said on Wed...

Polygon
July 29, 2021

Norman Lear Catalog Heads to Amazon, IMDb TV
Streaming - Television

And there’s Maude … on a streaming platform for the first time. Amazon and Sony Pictures TV have struck a deal that will bring an extensive catalog of legendary producer Norman Lear’s shows to ...

Hollywood Reporter
July 14, 2021

Universal Will Own Top Three Spots At July 4th Box Office
Theatrical

After raising the bar on what a movie can open to during the pandemic with F9‘s $70M weekend, Universal is adding a wide-release one-two punch to the weekend with the debut of two titles geared at t...

Deadline
June 30, 2021

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

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