Sony Pictures Television (SPT)

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global production business operating 22 wholly owned or joint venture production companies in 12 countries around the world. Sony Pictures Television is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company.

Address

Sony Pictures Television
2/F, Cityplaza Three
14 Taikoo Wan Road
Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong
T: +852 2913 3788
W: www.spti.com

Who’s who...

Los Angeles
Mike Wald
Executive Vice President, International Distribution, SPT
E: Mike_Wald@spe.sony.com

Hong Kong
Ken Lo

Senior Vice President, International Distribution, Asia-Pacific, SPT
E: Ken_Lo@spe.sony.com

Sydney
Robert Lanier

Senior Vice President, International Distribution, Asia-Pacific, SPT
E: Robert_Lanier@spe.sony.com

Hong Kong
Alistair Jennings

Vice President, International Distribution, Southeast Asia, SPT
E: Alistair_Jennings@spe.sony.com

Beijing
Dai Huang

Vice President, International Distribution, China & Taiwan, SPT
E: Dai_Huang@spe.sony.com

Tokyo
Kojiro Seto

Vice President, International Distribution, Japan, SPT
E: Kojiro_Seto@spe.sony.com

Mumbai
Sonika Bhasin

Executive Director, International Distribution, India, SPT
E: Sonika_Bhasin@spe.sony.com

Seoul
Derek Sung

Executive Director, International Distribution, South Korea, SPT
E: Derek_Sung@spe.sony.com

Genres

Prime-time dramas, comedies and telefilms, top-rated day-time dramas, first-run-syndicated series, game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series, Asian acquisitions, original productions, scripted and light entertainment formats.

Production

China: Chosen scripted adaptation for iQiyi;
Thailand: Dr. Oz Thailand non-scripted adaptation for True Visions;
Vietnam: Raid the Cage non-scripted adaptation by TV Plus for HTV6;
India: Who Wants to be a Millionaire non-scripted adaptation for SET

Rights

SPT owns all TV rights, digital and new media rights for all content, including on-demand, online and mobile.

HD/4K

SPT films all productions in 4K. Asia focus in 2018 China, India and Thailand

Trends & Outlook

“Intense competition between local vs. global on every front. Local platforms making inroads on OTT. Local content faces pressure as viewers gain easier and more narrated access to high-quality global and regional content.” Ken Lo, Senior Vice President, International Distribution, Asia-Pacific

Top shows are…

The Good Doctor
Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome joins the prestigious St. Bonaventure hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, his only advocate, Dr. Glassman, challenges the skepticism and prejudices of the hospital’s board and staff when he brings him in to join the team. Shaun will need to work harder than he ever has before, as he navigates his new environment and relationships to prove to his colleagues that his extraordinary medical gifts will save lives. Episodes/length: 18x60 mins

S.W.A.T.
S.W.A.T. stars Shemar Moore as a locally born and raised S.W.A.T. sergeant newly tasked to run a specialised tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Torn between loyalty to where he was raised and allegiance to his brothers in blue, former Marine Daniel ”Hondo” Harrelson has everything it takes to be an excellent leader and bridge the divide between his two worlds. With Hondo leading the charge, team members bravely put themselves at risk to protect their community and save lives. Episodes/length: 22x60 mins

Counterpart
An espionage thriller, Counterpart tells the story of Howard Silk, played by J.K. Simmons, a lowly cog in a bureaucratic U.N. agency who is turning the last corner of a life filled with regret, when he discovers the agency he works for is guarding a secret: a crossing to a parallel dimension. With this metaphysical twist, Counterpart navigates themes of identity, idealism, what-ifs and lost love. Episodes/length: 10x60 mins