Friday, 15 August 2014

Broadcast: Sony completes CSC acquisition.

Broadcast is reporting that Sony Pictures Television has completed its acquisition of CSC Media Group and its 16 UK channels.

The Hollywood studio has finalised a deal first agreed in June with private equity backer Veronis Suhler Stevenson, which will give it access to a slew of music, movie and kids channels as well as two Freeview slots.


The channels will be overseen by Kate Marsh, who has been promoted to executive vice president, networks, Western Europe.

Marsh, who reports to president of worldwide networks Andy Kaplan, oversees channels including Sony Entertainment Television, AXN and Movies4Men.

She joined the studio in 2008 from GroupM, where she was director of entertainment, EMEA, and has also held roles at Sky and the BBC.
WHAT DID CSC MEDIA OWN?

=== Own by CSC Media Group (Sony Pictures Television) ===
  • Bliss
  • Chart Show TV
  • Chart Show TV Dance
  • Flava
  • Kix
  • Kix +1
  • POP
  • Pop Girl
  • Scuzz
  • Starz TV
  • The Vault
  • Tiny Pop (On Virgin right now)
  • Tiny Pop +1

=== Own by Moving Movies Ltd. (CSC Media Group/Sony Pictures Television) ===
  • True Drama
  • True Entertainment (On Virgin right now)
  • True Entertainment +1
  • True Movies 1 (On Virgin right now)
  • True Movies 2
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