Sony Entertainment Inc. is a global entertainment company established in 2012. It focuses on Sony's motion picture, television, and music businesses. It is currently the world's seventh largest entertainment company in terms of revenue, after Comcast, The Walt Disney Company, Time Warner, 21st Century Fox, National Amusements (CBS/Viacom) and Bertelsmann.
On March 30, 2012, Michael Lynton, co-chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), was named as CEO of Sony Corporation of America to oversee all of Sony's global entertainment businesses and Nicole Seligman, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Sony Corporation, was named as president. On April 9, 2013, Lynton renewed his contract with the company.
On February 18, 2016, Seligman resigned after 15 years working for Sony and remained with the company until the end of March.
On January 13, 2017, Lynton announced that he was stepping down as CEO of Sony Entertainment and chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment to be chairman for Snap Inc. He was later replaced by Anthony Vinciquerra on June 1, 2017 after he was named as chairman/CEO of SPE.