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Sony
Sony
Pictures Entertainment Inc. (known simply as Sony
Sony
Pictures and abbreviated as SPE) is an American entertainment company that produces, acquires and distributes filmed entertainment (theatrical motion pictures, television programs and recorded videos) through multiple platforms. Through an intermediate holding company called Sony
Sony
Film
Film
Holding Inc., it is operated as a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., which is itself a subsidiary of Sony
Sony
Corporation of America, a wholly owned subsidiary and the US headquarters of the Tokyo-based multinational technology and media conglomerate Sony Corporation.[4][5] Based in Culver City, California, it encompasses Sony's motion picture, television production and distribution units. Its group sales in the fiscal year 2016 (April 2016 – March 2017) has been reported to be of $8.064 billion.[2] SPE is a member of the Big Six and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).[6] Sony
Sony
Pictures' film franchises include The Karate Kid, Ghostbusters, Spider-Man, Men in Black, Underworld, Robert Langdon, The Smurfs (via Peyo), Sniper, and many more.

Contents

1 History 2 2014 hack 3 Corporate structure

3.1 Senior management team 3.2 List of holdings

3.2.1 Motion Pictures and Home Entertainment 3.2.2 Television

3.2.2.1 U.S. Production and distribution 3.2.2.2 International production 3.2.2.3 Television networks

3.2.2.3.1 USA 3.2.2.3.2 International

3.2.3 Other Sony
Sony
Pictures operations

4 Notes 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] On September 1, 1987, The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company
announced plans to spin off its assets of Columbia Pictures, which it had owned since 1982. Under this arrangement, Coca-Cola would sell its entertainment assets to TriStar Pictures, of which it owned 39.6%. Tri-Star would be renamed to Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures
Entertainment, Inc. (CPE), with Coca-Cola owning 49%, its shareholders owning 31%, and Tri-Star's shareholders owning 20%.[7][8] A new company was formed in early 1988 with the Tri-Star name to take over the studio's operations.[9] On September 28, 1989, Sony
Sony
obtained an option to purchase all of The Coca-Cola Company's stock in CPE for $27 per share.[10] The next day, Sony
Sony
also announced that it reached an agreement with Guber-Peters Entertainment Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPEC; formerly Barris Industries, Inc.) to acquire CPE for $200 million when Sony
Sony
hired Peter Guber and Jon Peters to be its co-chairmen.[11] This was all led by Norio Ohga, who was the president and CEO of Sony
Sony
during that time.[12] The hiring of Guber and Peters by Sony
Sony
to run Columbia was conflicted by a previous contract the producers had signed at Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Time Warner's chairman, Steve Ross, threatened Sony
Sony
with a lawsuit for breach of contract. The lawsuit would be subsequently dropped when Sony
Sony
sold half-interest in Columbia House
Columbia House
and cable distribution rights to Columbia's feature films, TV movies, and miniseries to Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Said agreement also saw Columbia sell its 35% interest in the Burbank Studios, and acquired Lorimar
Lorimar
Studios, previously the MGM lot, from Warner Bros.[13][14] On October 31, 1989, Sony
Sony
completed a friendly takeover bid for the rest of shares (51%) of CPE, which was a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: KPE), and acquired 99.3% of the common stock of the company. On November 8, 1989, Sony
Sony
completed the acquisition by a "short-form" merger of its wholly owned subsidiary Sony
Sony
Columbia Acquisition Corporation into CPE under Delaware
Delaware
law. Sony
Sony
also completed a tender offer for shares of common stock of the Guber-Peters Entertainment Company on November 6, 1989 and acquired the company on November 9, 1989. The acquisition cost Sony
Sony
$4.9 billion ($3.55 billion for shares and $1.4 billion of long-term debt) and was backed (financed) by five major Japanese banks Mitsui, Tokyo, Fuji, Mitsubishi and Industrial Bank of Japan.[15][16][17] The company was renamed Sony
Sony
Pictures Entertainment on August 7, 1991.[18][19] Sony
Sony
has since created numerous other film production and distribution units, such as creating Sony
Sony
Pictures Classics for art-house fare, by forming Columbia TriStar Pictures
TriStar Pictures
(also known as the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group) by merging Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures
and TriStar Pictures in 1998, revitalizing Columbia's former television division Screen Gems. It expanded its operations on April 8, 2005, when a Sony-led consortium acquired the legendary Hollywood studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, in a US$4.8 billion leveraged buyout, through the holding company MGM Holdings
MGM Holdings
Inc.[20][21][22] On June 4, 2008, SPE's wholly owned group 2JS Productions B.V. acquired Dutch production company 2waytraffic
2waytraffic
N.V., famous for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and You Are What You Eat for £114.3 million ($223.2 million in US dollars). In 2011, the Sony
Sony
Pictures computer network was breached and approximately one million user accounts associated with the SonyPictures.com website were leaked.[23] On November 18, 2012, Sony
Sony
Pictures announced it has passed $4 billion with the success of releases: Skyfall, The Amazing Spider-Man, 21 Jump Street, Men in Black 3, Hotel Transylvania, Underworld: Awakening, The Vow, and Resident Evil: Retribution.[24] On November 21, 2013, SPE and Sony
Sony
Entertainment's CEO Michael Lynton announced that SPE will shift emphasis from movies to television by cutting its 2014 film slate.[25][26][27][28] It was also announced on the same day, that there will be more Spider-Man
Spider-Man
sequels and spin-offs,[29] though in February 10, 2015, Sony
Sony
Pictures eventually signed a deal with Marvel Studios to allow Spider-Man
Spider-Man
to appear in Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with Captain America: Civil War before appearing in Spider-Man: Homecoming scheduled to released in July 7, 2017.[30] On January 22, 2014, SPE folded its technology unit into its various cores of its businesses.[31] In April, Sony
Sony
Pictures arranged a film financing deal worth $200 million with LStar Capital, the credit venture of Lone Star Capital and CitiBank, half in debt and the other in equity to fund most of SPE's film slate for several years. SPE was originally considering a $300 million deal with Blue Anchor Entertainment, led by Bloom Hergott partner John LaViolette and former investment banker & producer Joseph M. Singer, and backed by Longhorn Capital Management and Deutsche Bank, which was held up by regulatory matters.[32] On February 6, 2014, Columbia TriStar Warner Filmes de Portugal Ltda., a joint venture with Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
which distributed films from both companies in Portugal, announced that they will close their offices on March 31.[33] Sony
Sony
Pictures films are distributed in Portugal by Big Picture Films since then. As a result of reevaluating the assets of the motion pictures and television productions businesses (capitalized film costs, including the value of the film library mostly recorded at the 1989 acquisition of CPE), Sony
Sony
recorded a $962 million non-cash goodwill impairment charge in SPE in the third quarter of 2016.[34] 2014 hack[edit] Main article: Sony
Sony
Pictures Entertainment hack In November 2014, the Sony
Sony
Pictures computer network was compromised by a group of hackers named Guardians of Peace, disabling many computers.[35] Later the same week, five of Sony
Sony
Pictures' movies were leaked, including some not yet released (such as Fury and Annie), as well as confidential data about 47,000 current and former Sony employees.[36][37][38] Film
Film
historian Wheeler Winston Dixon
Wheeler Winston Dixon
suggested that the hack, which exposed the inner workings of the studio, was "not a pretty picture," and served as a "wake-up call to the entire industry."[39] The hack also revealed some other documents, emails between Hollywood moguls referring to Barack Obama's cinematic tastes, a possible partnership with Marvel Studios
Marvel Studios
for the inclusion of the superhero Spider-Man
Spider-Man
in Captain America: Civil War, which was later confirmed on February 2015, amongst others.[40][41] On December 16, the hackers issued a warning to moviegoers, threatening to attack anyone who sees The Interview
The Interview
during the holidays and urging people to "remember the 11th of September 2001".[42] On December 17, 2014, Sony cancelled the previously planned December 25 release of The Interview in response to hacker threats.[43] On February 24, 2015, Tom Rothman was named chairman of SPE's motion picture group to replace Amy Pascal.[44][45] On April 16, 2015, WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks
published over 30,287 documents, 173,132 e-mails, and 2,200 corporate e-mail addresses of Sony
Sony
Pictures' employees. WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks
said in a press release that the content of the leaks were "newsworthy and at the center of a geo-political conflict" and belonged "in the public domain". Sony
Sony
Pictures later condemned the hack and subsequent leaks, calling it a "malicious criminal act", while also criticizing WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks
for describing the leaked content as public domain.[46][47][48] Corporate structure[edit] Headquartered in Culver City, California, USA, SPE comprises various studios and entertainment brands, including Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures
TriStar Pictures
and GSN. Senior management team[edit]

Anthony Vinciquerra

Chairman
Chairman
and CEO, Sony
Sony
Pictures Entertainment

Tom Rothman

Chairman, Sony
Sony
Pictures Motion Picture Group [49]

Mike Hopkins

Chairman, Sony
Sony
Pictures Television [50]

List of holdings[edit] Motion Pictures and Home Entertainment[edit]

Sony
Sony
Pictures Motion Picture Group:[49] With a library of more than 4,000 films (including 12 Academy Award for Best Picture winners), as of 2004 this unit of Sony
Sony
distributes about 22 films a year under its various studio brands in 67 countries.[51] The group owns studio facilities in the United States, Hong Kong, Madrid, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Brazil and Japan. In addition to the company-owned brands below, Sony
Sony
Pictures also has a contract to distribute select films by MGM and UA.

Columbia Pictures: Founded in 1924 by Harry Cohn, Sony
Sony
acquired the studio in 1989 from The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company
for $3.4 billion.[15][16] TriStar Pictures: Formed in 1982 as a joint venture between Columbia Pictures, HBO, and CBS. Became part of Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures
Entertainment in December 1987 and the Sony
Sony
ownership in 1989. Was relaunched in 2004 as a marketing and acquisitions unit that specializes in genre and independent films.

TriStar Productions: A joint-venture between Thomas Rothman and SPE.

Screen Gems: Originally Columbia's animation division and later a television production company best known for TV's Bewitched
Bewitched
and The Partridge Family, as well as bringing The Three Stooges
The Three Stooges
short subjects to TV in 1958. Sony
Sony
revived the Screen Gems
Screen Gems
brand to develop mid-priced movies (production budget of between $20 million and $50 million) in specific genres such as science fiction, horror, black cinema and franchise films. Sony
Sony
Pictures Classics (SPC): Specializes in acquiring some distribution rights to art-house independent and foreign films as well as producing lower-budget productions geared to limited audiences in select territories.[51] Sony
Sony
Pictures Imageworks[52] Sony
Sony
Pictures Animation Sony
Sony
Pictures Releasing: Founded in 1994[53] as a successor to Triumph Releasing Corporation. The unit handles distribution, marketing and promotion for films produced by Sony
Sony
Pictures Entertainment; including Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony
Sony
Pictures Classics, among others.1

Sony
Sony
Pictures Releasing International (formerly Columbia TriStar Film Distributors International)

Sony
Sony
Pictures India: A production house established by Sony
Sony
to release Indian movies and distribute Hollywood movies released under Columbia Pictures.

Sony
Sony
Pictures Home Entertainment: Founded in 1978 as Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment. Currently manufactures and distributes the Sony film and television libraries on Blu-ray
Blu-ray
and DVD.

Sony
Sony
Wonder: The former kids and family label of Sony
Sony
Music Entertainment that was moved to SPHE on June 21, 2007.

Sony
Sony
Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA): A Sony
Sony
division which acquires and produces about 60 films per year for a wide variety of distribution platforms, especially for non-theatrical markets. It had been called Worldwide SPE Acquisitions, Inc. until September 2010.

Destination Films: A motion picture company which currently specializes in action, thriller, sci-fi, niche and low-end to medium-end horror films was purchased by Sony
Sony
in 2001. Stage 6 Films: A direct-to-video label created in 2007. Also releases some films theatrically. Affirm Films: A motion picture label launched in 2008 to release gospel and Christian films.

Funimation
Funimation
Films[54] (95%)

Television[edit] U.S. Production and distribution[edit]

Sony
Sony
Pictures Television: (formerly Columbia TriStar Television
TriStar Television
Group) The successor-in-interest to Columbia's television division (first Screen Gems, later Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures
Television, TriStar Television, and Columbia TriStar Television), as of 2004 the unit was producing 60 titles for various television outlets globally. Contains a library that includes more than 35,000 episodes of more than 270 television series and 22,000 game show episodes under the Sony
Sony
Pictures Television brand, and the television rights to the Embassy Pictures library (including The Graduate and The Lion in Winter) and also the owner of the television division "Embassy Television"—among most recent notable shows in this library are Seinfeld, King of Queens, Days of Our Lives
Days of Our Lives
and The Young and the Restless. Their former international distribution division, Sony
Sony
Pictures Television International, was responsible for global distribution for the SPE film and television properties worldwide. Formerly known as Columbia TriStar International Television from 1992 to 2002.

Culver Entertainment Embassy Row: A television and digital production company by Michael Davies. SPT acquired the company on January 14, 2009. TriStar Television: Originally launched in 1986 and folded in 1988. Relaunched in 1991 and became in-name-only in 1999. Relaunched again in 2015 as a production label within SPT. Funimation
Funimation
(95%): A U.S. distributor of anime.

Giant Ape Media

International production[edit]

2waytraffic: Acquired by Sony
Sony
in 2008, this television production company owns a number of formats, most notably including Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Electric Ray: Founded by Karl Warner with SPT in January 2014.[55] Floresta Huaso: A Chinese joint venture production company launched in 2004 by Sony
Sony
Pictures Television International and Hua Long Film
Film
Digital Production Co., Ltd. of the China Film
Film
Group in Beijing.[56] Lean-M Producers Center: A Russian production company founded in 2000 by Timur Weinstein, Vyacheslav Murugov and Oleg Osipov. In 2007, SPTI acquired a majority stake in Lean-M, with an additional 16% on April 13, 2009 [57] and the remainder in 2010. Left Bank Pictures: A UK production company founded by Andy Harries, Francis Hopkinson, and Marigo Kehoe in 2007. Majority stake acquired by SPT in 2012. Playmaker Media: An Australian production company acquired by SPT in 2014.[58] Starling Stellify Media: A joint venture between SPT, Kieran Doherty, and Matt Worthy launched in 2014 for Northern Ireland.[59] Teleset

Television networks[edit] USA[edit]

Cine Sony
Sony
Television Sony
Sony
Crackle (formerly known as Grouper Networks): Sony
Sony
Crackle is the digital streaming platform of Sony
Sony
Pictures. It also hosts videos on YouTube, Hulu, Dailymotion, and its own site. Crackle is operated by SPT.

The Minisode Network

FunimationNow (95%): FunimationNow is the subscription video-on-demand service of Funimation
Funimation
Productions. It streams Japanese anime and Japanese/Asian cinema/TV titles licensed by the company as well as several simulcast titles licensed exclusively by Crunchyroll. GSN: (joint venture with the AT&T Entertainment Group) GetTV Sony
Sony
Movie Channel

International[edit]

Animax: Instituted in Japan by Sony
Sony
in 1998, Animax
Animax
is the world's largest anime television network,[60] with respective networks operating across Japan, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, South America and other regions.[61] AXN: Formed in 1997, AXN
AXN
is Sony's entertainment television network, which airs across Japan, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Sony
Sony
ONE Sony
Sony
Channel Sony
Sony
GEM CSC Media Group: Acquired by SPT in August 2014.[62]

True Entertainment The Vault Chart Show Dance Chart Show TV Flava Scuzz Starz TV Kix Pop Tiny Pop True Movies
True Movies
1 True Movies
True Movies
2

Film1: Acquired by SPT in July 2015 from Liberty Global.[63]

Film1
Film1
Drama Film1
Film1
Premiere Film1
Film1
Action Film1
Film1
Family Film1
Film1
Sundance Channel

Sony
Sony
Entertainment Television

Movies4Men TruTV (UK and Ireland)

Sony
Sony
Pictures Networks: A subsidiary based in India. Sony Entertainment Television (India) and SAB TV are its main brands. It also owns many other companies and brands under the Sony
Sony
brand.

AXN
AXN
India SAB TV Sony
Sony
Aath Sony
Sony
BBC Earth (joint venture with BBC Worldwide) Sony
Sony
Entertainment Television Sony
Sony
ESPN (joint venture with ESPN Inc.) Sony
Sony
Le PLEX Sony
Sony
MAX Sony
Sony
MAX 2 Sony
Sony
Pal Sony
Sony
PIX Sony
Sony
Rox Sony
Sony
SIX Sony
Sony
Ten Sony
Sony
Wah Sony
Sony
Yay

Viasat 3
Viasat 3
and Viasat
Viasat
6: Acquired by SPT in February 2015 from Modern Times Group in Hungary.[64]

Other Sony
Sony
Pictures operations[edit]

Ghost Corps: Oversees projects relating to the Ghostbusters franchise, including future films, television shows, and merchandising. Madison Gate Records Sony
Sony
Pictures Family Entertainment Group Sony
Sony
Pictures Consumer Products Sony
Sony
Pictures Interactive

Sony
Sony
Pictures Digital Productions Inc.[51][65]

Sony
Sony
Station Sony
Sony
Pictures Network Sony
Sony
Pictures Mobile Sony
Sony
Pictures Digital Networks

SPiN SoapCity Screenblast Advanced Platform Group APG

Sony
Sony
Pictures Plaza in Culver City

Sony
Sony
Pictures Cable Ventures, Inc. Sony
Sony
Pictures Studios: The actual physical buildings, land and movie-making equipment properties in Culver City, California. Includes 22 sound stages, ranging in size from 7,600 to 43,000 square feet (700 to 4,000 m²) Sony
Sony
Pictures Plaza Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan
Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan
(SPEJ): The company plans, produces, manufactures, sells, imports, exports, leases, broadcasts and distributes movies, TV programs, videos and audio-visual software in Japan. The company web site says it was established on February 10, 1984,[66] predating Sony's acquisition of Columbia Pictures Entertainment by 5 years. SPEJ was formed in 1991 through the merger of Columbia TriStar Japan, RCA- Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures
Video Japan, and Japan International Enterprises.[67] Based in Tokyo, Japan. Sony
Sony
Pictures Europe: Offices located at 25 Golden Square, London, England Sony
Sony
Pictures Studios Post Production Facilities Worldwide Product Fulfillment

Notes[edit]

^ Sony
Sony
Pictures Releasing became Sony
Sony
Pictures' current film distributor since 1994.

References[edit]

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Sony
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Sony
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Sony
Corporation. It is directly owned by Sony
Sony
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Sony
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Sony
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Sony
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Sony
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Sony
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Film
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Sony
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Sony
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Sony
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Sony
Pictures To Shift Emphasis From Movies To TV, Will Cut Film
Film
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Sony
TV Execs Talk
Talk
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Sony
Pictures Plans More Spider-Man Sequels And Spinoffs – But Still No Marvel Reunion deadline.com, Retrieved on November 22, 2013 ^ " Sony
Sony
Pictures Entertainment Brings Marvel Studios
Marvel Studios
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Sony
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Sony
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Sony
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Sony
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Sony
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Sony
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Sony
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Sony
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Sony
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Sony
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Film
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Sony
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Sony
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Sony
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Sony
Pictures Television Launches Northern Ireland
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Sony
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Sony
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Sony
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Columbia Pictures
Part 3, Sony
Sony
Pictures Entertainment Japan (in Japanese)

External links[edit]

Official website (in English) SonyPictures.net ( Sony
Sony
Pictures Global Gateway) Sony
Sony
Pictures Entertainment Museum Sony
Sony
Pictures Entertainment (SPE) on IMDbPro (subscription required) Sony
Sony
Pictures Entertainment collection, circa 1920s-1960s, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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Founders

Masaru Ibuka Akio Morita

Key personnel

Kaz Hirai
Kaz Hirai
(Chairman) Kenichiro Yoshida (President and CEO)

Primary businesses

Sony
Sony
Corporation Sony
Sony
Interactive Entertainment

PlayStation

Sony
Sony
Mobile Sony
Sony
Entertainment

Sony
Sony
Pictures Entertainment Sony
Sony
Music Entertainment Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Sony
Sony
Financial Holdings

Sony
Sony
Life Sony
Sony
Bank

Technologies and brands

α (Alpha) Betacam Bionz Blu-ray BRAVIA CD Cell Cyber-shot Dash Dream Machine DVD Exmor FeliCa Handycam HDCAM/HDCAM-SR LocationFree Memory Stick MiniDisc MiniDV mylo PlayStation Reader S/PDIF SDDS SXRD Sony
Sony
Tablet Tunnel diode TransferJet UMD Vaio Video8/Hi8/Digital8 Walkman Walkman
Walkman
Phones XDCAM Xperia HMZ-T1

Historical products

AIBO CV-2000 DAT Betamax Sony
Sony
CLIÉ Discman Jumbotron Lissa Mavica NEWS Qualia Rolly TR-55 Trinitron 1 inch Type C (BVH series) U-matic Watchman WEGA

Electronics

Sony
Sony
Electronics (US subsidiary) Sony
Sony
Energy Devices Sony
Sony
Creative Software FeliCa
FeliCa
Networks (57%)

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Sony
Sony
Interactive Entertainment

Key personnel

Andrew House Shawn Layden Shuhei Yoshida

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Sony
Sony
Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios

Franchises

Ape Escape Arc the Lad ATV Offroad Fury Boku no Natsuyasumi Buzz! Colony Wars Cool Boarders DanceStar Party Dark Cloud Destruction Derby Devil Dice Echochrome EverQuest Everybody's Golf Everybody's Tennis EyePet EyeToy FantaVision Fat Princess G-Police Genji God of War Gran Turismo Gravity Rush Hustle Kings Infamous Invizimals Jak and Daxter Jet Moto Jumping Flash! Killzone Knack Legend of Legaia Lemmings LittleBigPlanet LocoRoco MediEvil MLB: The Show ModNation Racers MotorStorm Motor Toon Grand Prix Ore no Shikabane wo Koete Yuke/Oreshika PaRappa the Rapper Patapon PlanetSide Pursuit Force Rally Cross Ratchet & Clank Resistance Savage Moon Shadow of the Beast SingStar Siren Sly Cooper Socom Soul Sacrifice Sports Champions Start the Party! Super Stardust Syphon Filter The Eye of Judgment The Getaway The Last of Us This Is Football Twisted Metal Uncharted Vib-Ribbon Warhawk What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord?/No Heroes Allowed White Knight Chronicles Wild Arms Wipeout Wonderbook World Tour Soccer

Divisions

Bend Studio Foster City Studio Japan Studio London
London
Studio San Diego Studio Santa Monica Studio

Subsidiaries

Guerrilla Games J.S.E.E.D. PlayStation
PlayStation
C.A.M.P. Team Gravity Team Ico Media Molecule Naughty Dog PixelOpus Polyphony Digital Sucker Punch Productions XDev

Former subsidiaries

989 Studios Bigbig Studios Contrail Evolution Studios Guerrilla Cambridge Incognito Entertainment Psygnosis Team Soho Zipper Interactive

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PlayStation

Sony
Sony
Interactive Entertainment SIE Worldwide Studios

Consoles

Home consoles

PlayStation

Models Main hardware

PlayStation
PlayStation
2

Models Main hardware

PlayStation
PlayStation
3

Models Main hardware System software

PlayStation
PlayStation
4

Main hardware System software

Handhelds

PlayStation
PlayStation
Portable

System software

PlayStation
PlayStation
Vita

System software

Miscellaneous

PocketStation PSX PlayStation
PlayStation
TV

Games

PS1 games

A–L M–Z Best-selling PS one Classics

NA PAL JP

PS2 games

Best-selling Online games HD games PS2 Classics for PS3 PS2 games for PS4

PS3 games

Best-selling Physical Digital only Physical and digital 3D games PS Move games PS Now games

PS4 games

Best-selling PSVR

PSP games

Physical and digital System software compatibilities PS Minis

Other

PS Vita games

A–L M–Z

PS Mobile games TurboGrafx-16 Classics NEOGEO Station Classics HD Instant Game Collection

NA PAL Asia Japan China

Reprints

Greatest Hits Essentials The Best BigHit Series

Network

PlayStation
PlayStation
Network 2011 outage Central Station FirstPlay PlayStation
PlayStation
App PlayStation
PlayStation
Blog PlayStation
PlayStation
Home PlayStation
PlayStation
Mobile PlayStation
PlayStation
Music PlayStation
PlayStation
Now PlayStation
PlayStation
Store PlayStation
PlayStation
Video PlayStation
PlayStation
Vue PS2 online Room for PSP VidZone

Accessories

Controllers

PlayStation
PlayStation
Controller PlayStation
PlayStation
Mouse Analog Joystick Dual Analog DualShock Sixaxis PlayStation
PlayStation
Move

Cameras

EyeToy Go!Cam PlayStation
PlayStation
Eye PlayStation
PlayStation
Camera

Miscellaneous

Multitap Link Cable PS2 accessories PS2 Headset PS3 accessories PlayTV Wonderbook PlayStation
PlayStation
VR

Kits

Net Yaroze PS2 Linux GScube OtherOS Zego

Media

Magazines

Official U.S. PlayStation
PlayStation
Magazine PlayStation: The Official Magazine PlayStation
PlayStation
Official Magazine – UK PlayStation
PlayStation
Official Magazine – Australia PlayStation
PlayStation
Underground

Advertisements

Double Life Mountain PlayStation
PlayStation
marketing

Characters

Toro Polygon Man Kevin Butler Marcus Rivers

Arcade boards

Namco System 11 System 12 System 10 System 246 System 357

Related

Super NES CD-ROM Sony
Sony
Ericsson Xperia Play

Category Portal

Other

Gaikai SN Systems Cellius
Cellius
(49%) Dimps

Category Portal

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Sony
Sony
Music Entertainment

Key personnel

Rob Stringer Kevin Kelleher

Flagship

Columbia Records RCA Records Epic Records

Sony
Sony
Music Nashville

Columbia Nashville Arista Nashville RCA Records
RCA Records
Nashville Provident Label Group

Sony
Sony
Masterworks

Sony
Sony
Classical Records Portrait Records RCA Red Seal Records Okeh Records

Sony
Sony
Music Entertainment Japan

Epic Records
Epic Records
Japan Ki/oon Music Sony
Sony
Music Entertainment Japan Ariola Japan BMG Japan mora Sacra Music Aniplex

Aniplex
Aniplex
of America A-1 Pictures

Music On! TV

Distribution

The Orchard

IODA RED Distribution Red Essential

Other Labels

RCA Inspiration Phonogenic Records Ultra Music Century Media Records Legacy Recordings Black Butter Records Kemosabe Records Robbins Entertainment Syco Music
Syco Music
(50%) Sony
Sony
Music Australia Sony
Sony
Music UK Sony
Sony
Music India Sony
Sony
Music Latin Vevo Volcano Entertainment

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Sony
Sony
Pictures Entertainment

Key personnel

Tony Vinciquerra Thomas Rothman

Sony
Sony
Pictures Motion Picture Group

Columbia Pictures TriStar Pictures TriStar Productions Screen Gems Sony
Sony
Pictures Classics Sony
Sony
Pictures Releasing Sony
Sony
Pictures Imageworks Sony
Sony
Pictures Animation Sony
Sony
Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions

Destination Films Stage 6 Films Affirm Films

Sony
Sony
Pictures Home Entertainment

Sony
Sony
Wonder

Sony
Sony
Pictures Television

U.S. production

Adelaide Productions Sony
Sony
Crackle

The Minisode Network

Culver Entertainment Embassy Row TriStar Television

U.S. distribution

Funimation
Funimation
(95%)

International production

2waytraffic Left Bank Pictures Playmaker Media Stellify Media Teleset

TV channels & VOD

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Sony
Sony
Pictures Television TV channels and VOD platforms

O = online VOD platform

Americas

US networks

Sony
Sony
Movie Channel GSN (58% joint venture with AT&T Entertainment Group) getTV Cine Sony Sony
Sony
CrackleO Defunct 3net
3net
(joint venture with Discovery and IMAX) Fearnet
Fearnet
(joint venture with Comcast
Comcast
and Lions Gate Entertainment)

Canada

Sony
Sony
Movie Channel and AXN
AXN
Movies (rebranded)

Latin America

Canal Sony AXN Defunct Animax Locomotion Sony
Sony
Spin

Asia

Indian sub-continent

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Sony
Sony
Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd.

Hindi entertainment

SET

International

Sony
Sony
Sab Sony
Sony
Max Sony
Sony
Max 2 Sony
Sony
Pal Sony
Sony
Wah

English entertainment

AXN Sony
Sony
Le Plex Sony
Sony
Pix

Bengali entertainment

Sony
Sony
Aath

Sports

Sony
Sony
Six Sony
Sony
ESPN (50%; Joint venture with ESPN Inc.) Sony
Sony
Ten

Sony
Sony
Ten 1 Sony
Sony
Ten 2 Sony
Sony
Ten 3 Sony
Sony
Ten Golf

Acquisition pending TEN Sports Pakistan TEN Cricket
TEN Cricket
International

Music

Sony
Sony
Mix Sony
Sony
Rox

Other channels

Sony
Sony
BBC Earth (50%; Joint venture with BBC Studios) Sony
Sony
Yay

Other businesses

Sony
Sony
LIV (Online VOD platform)

Japan

Animax

Animax
Animax
PlusO

AXN

AXN
AXN
Mystery AXN
AXN
PlusO

Star Channel (25% joint venture with News Corporation, Tohokushinsha Film, and Itochu)

South Korea

Animax
Animax
(50% joint venture with KT SkyLife)

Animax
Animax
PlusO

AXN
AXN
(50% joint venture with IHQ)

Taiwan

AXN Animax

Animax
Animax
HD

south-east Asia

Animax AXN Gem

south-east Asia (50% joint venture with Nippon Television Network Corporation) Vietnam

Sony
Sony
Channel Sony
Sony
One Defunct AXN
AXN
Beyond BeTV

Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)

Germany

AnimaxO AXN Sony
Sony
Channel Defunct Animax
Animax
(linear television)

Italy

Cine Sony Pop Defunct AXN AXN
AXN
Sci Fi

The Netherlands

Film1

Film1
Film1
Action Film1
Film1
Drama Film1
Film1
Family Film1
Film1
Premiere

Defunct Film1
Film1
Festival Film1
Film1
Sundance

Portugal

AXN

AXN
AXN
Black AXN
AXN
White

Defunct Animax

Russia

Sony
Sony
Channel Sony
Sony
Turbo Sony
Sony
Sci-Fi

Spain

AXN

AXN
AXN
SyncO AXN
AXN
White

Defunct Animax

Turkey

Sony
Sony
Channel Sony
Sony
Çocuk Planet Mutfak Planet Türk

UK & Ireland

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Television channels in the United Kingdom and Ireland
Ireland
operated by Sony Pictures Television

Including CSC Media Group television channels

Entertainment channels

Movies4Men Sony
Sony
Crime Channel Sony
Sony
Crime Channel 2 Sony
Sony
Movie Channel truTV

CSC True Entertainment True Movies

Music channels

CSC Chart Show TV Chart Show Hits Scuzz Starz TV The Vault

Children's channels

CSC Pop Pop Max Tiny Pop

Former channels

More Than Movies Movies4Men
Movies4Men
2 Sony
Sony
Channel

CSC The Amp AnimeCentral Bliss BuzMuzik Chart Shop TV Flaunt Flava MinX NME TV Pop Girl Pop Plus Showcase TV True Crime True Drama True Movies
True Movies
2

Miscellaneous

Sony
Sony
Pictures Television animaxtv.co.uk (VOD)

Baltics

Sony
Sony
Channel Sony
Sony
Turbo

Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)

AXN

Adria Hungary

AXN
AXN
NowO

AXN
AXN
Black AXN
AXN
Spin AXN
AXN
White

Sony
Sony
Max Sony
Sony
Movie Channel Viasat
Viasat
Hungary

Viasat
Viasat
3 Viasat
Viasat
6

Defunct Animax AXN
AXN
Crime

Middle East

AXN
AXN
Middle East

Arabic English

Defunct AXN
AXN
Israel

Africa

Sony
Sony
Channel Sony
Sony
MAX True Movies Defunct Animax

Other

Sony
Sony
Pictures Digital

Sony
Sony
Pictures Mobile

Sony
Sony
Pictures Entertainment Japan Sony
Sony
Pictures Family Entertainment Group Sony
Sony
Pictures Studios Madison Gate Records

Defunct

Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures
Television Columbia TriStar Television Merv Griffin Enterprises ELP Communications

Online distribution platforms

PlayStation
PlayStation
Network ( PlayStation
PlayStation
Music PlayStation
PlayStation
Now PlayStation
PlayStation
Store PlayStation
PlayStation
Video PlayStation
PlayStation
Plus PlayStation
PlayStation
Vue) The Minisode Network Sony
Sony
Crackle Sony
Sony
Liv

Other businesses

Sony
Sony
DADC Sony
Sony
Network Communications Sony
Sony
Professional Solutions M3 (39.4%) Sony/ATV Music Publishing EMI Music Publishing
EMI Music Publishing
(19%) Vaio
Vaio
(4.9%)

Other assets

Sony
Sony
Corporation of America (umbrella company in the US) Other subsidiaries List of acquisitions

Nonprofit organizations

Sony
Sony
Institute of Higher Education Shohoku College

Other

History of Sony Sony
Sony
Toshiba IBM Center of Competence for

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