27 MAR 2024

Sony Pictures to launch FAST channels portfolio in Europe

With 54 channels, the Sony One package will be available on LG Channels, Samsung TV Plus, and TiVo+ across Europe in April.

27 MAR 2024

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Sony Pictures Entertainment announced the launch of its portfolio of FAST channels on LG Channels, Samsung TV Plus, and TiVo+ across Europe in April. With 54 channels, Sony One will be one of the largest portfolios of FAST channels to be deployed. This expansion is in line with the strategy to make the company’s wide-ranging content available to everyone, wherever they are, via a diverse array of platforms.

Pete Wood, SVP of Digital Sales and Distribution, Sony Pictures Entertainment, said: "Sony Pictures recognizes the potential of the free ad-supported television space to engage new viewers globally with our extensive feature film and TV series catalog spanning 100 years. Our entry into the FAST space in Europe reflects our dedication to making premium content accessible to audiences on new and important distribution channels."

Sony One’s channels will be curated and programmed for local markets in different territories, with content being broadcast primarily in each region’s native language. Territories at launch include the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.

The channels to be featured are Sony One Comedy TV, with comedy series including “Seinfeld”, “The Nanny” and “The Goldbergs”; Sony One Thriller TV, with high-thrill series like “Breaking Bad”, “Better Call Saul” and “Justified”; Sony One Faves, with classics and fan favorites including “Bewitched”, “Community” and “Dawson’s Creek”; Sony One Comedy Hits, with comedies with iconic scenes and characters such as “Step Brothers”, “Jerry Maguire” and “Easy A”; Sony One Action Hits, with action and adventure movies like “District 9” and the “Men in Black” and “Zombieland” franchises; Sony One Shark Tank, with one of the most successful reality shows in the world in this U.S. adaptation of the British and Japanese reality, hit “Dragons' Den”; Sony One Dragons’ Den, with the juggernaut reality format behind “Shark Tank”; and Sony One Blacklist, dedicated to the crime thriller series following a most-wanted fugitive who works with a rookie FBI profiler to take down criminals and terrorists.

In addition to Sony One, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s FAST offerings include Sony KAL Hindi, its Hindi destination in the U.S. and Canada, its portfolio of Spanish-language FAST channels for the U.S. Hispanic audience, and FAST channels in Mexico and Brazil.