Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television Inc.
Division
IndustryTelevision production
Television syndication
PredecessorScreen Gems (1948–1974)
Columbia Pictures Television (1974–2001)
TriStar Television (1986–1988, 1991–1999)
Columbia TriStar Television (1994–2002)
FoundedSeptember 16, 2002; 15 years ago (2002-09-16)
HeadquartersCulver City, California, USA
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Mike Hopkins[1]
(Chairman)
Jeff Frost[2]
(President)
Chris Parnell[2]
(Co-president)
Jason Clodfelter[2]
(Co-president)
OwnerSony
ParentSony Pictures Entertainment
(Sony Entertainment)
DivisionsAdelaide Productions
CPT Holdings
Electric Ray
Fable Pictures
Huaso
Stellify Media
TriStar Productions
TriStar Television
Subsidiaries2waytraffic
Blueprint Pictures
Califon Productions
CSC Media Group
Embassy Row
Floresta
Funimation (95%)
Jeopardy Productions
Lean-M
Left Bank Pictures
Palladium Fiction
Playmaker Media
Starling
Teleset
Toro Media
Websitesonypicturestelevision.com

Sony Pictures Television Inc. (or SPT) is an American television production and distribution studio founded in 2002 as the successor to Columbia TriStar Television. Based in Culver City, it is a division of Sony Entertainment's Sony Pictures Entertainment and a unit of the Japanese conglomerate Sony.

Background

In addition to the Sony Pictures Entertainment film library, SPT owns and distributes shows from Tandem Productions, ELP Communications, TeleVentures, Merv Griffin Enterprises, Four D Productions, Barris Industries, Barry & Enright Productions, Stewart Television, and 2waytraffic. It is a joint owner of Game Show Network with AT&T,[3] owns the Crackle digital service, and jointly owns the rights to most of the post-1947 Bob Hope film library with FremantleMedia North America.

SPT owns production or distribution rights in many comedies and dramas spanning more than six decades, including such titles as The Flying Nun, I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, Gidget, The Monkees, The Partridge Family, Hazel, The Hathaways, Route 66, Who's the Boss?, Married... with Children, Designing Women,[4] Castle Rock Entertainment's Seinfeld, The King of Queens in the United States while CBS handles overseas rights, Community, Rules of Engagement, Breaking Bad and The Blacklist. The company also produces Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, the two longest-running and highest-rated game shows in syndication while CBS Television Distribution distributes the two;[5] two daytime talk shows, The Dr. Oz Show[6] and The Queen Latifah Show;[7] the reality shows Shark Tank[8] and The Sing-Off;[9] and two long-running soap operas, NBC's Days of Our Lives[4] and CBS's The Young and the Restless.[10]