Sony Pictures TV Hires Nina Lederman to Lead Global Scripted Programming

Sony Pictures Television has hired former All3Media America exec Nina Lederman as executive VP of global scripted development and programming.

In the newly-created role, Lederman will look to expand the relationship Sony has with its international production teams as a way to bolster its scripted output, both in the U.S. and globally. She will report to Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter, co-presidents, SPT Studios, and Wayne Garvie, president, international production, SPT.

“For over two decades Nina has been a leader in the entertainment industry,” said Garvie. “Her experience collaborating with studios and buyers around the world to develop and sell content will be invaluable to SPT as we compete in this changing global marketplace. We can’t wait to work with her.”

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While at All3Media America, Lederman executive produced numerous international co-productions, formats and original series, including “Kaos” for Netflix and “Accused” for Paramount Network. Prior to All3Media, Lederman was senior VP of scripted programming for Lifetime, where she developed “UnReal,” among other series.

“Sony has always provided a one-stop shop for talent as it relates to broadcast and cable programming in the US, and now we’re taking it a step further to create a new one-stop shop to the world,” said Clodfelter and Parnell.

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Sony Pictures Television has hired former All3Media America exec Nina Lederman as executive VP of global scripted development and programming.

In the newly-created role, Lederman will look to expand the relationship Sony has with its international production teams as a way to bolster its scripted output, both in the U.S. and globally. She will report to Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter, co-presidents, SPT Studios, and Wayne Garvie, president, international production, SPT.

“For over two decades Nina has been a leader in the entertainment industry,” said Garvie. “Her experience collaborating with studios and buyers around the world to develop and sell content will be invaluable to SPT as we compete in this changing global marketplace. We can’t wait to work with her.”

While at All3Media America, Lederman executive produced numerous international co-productions, formats and original series, including “Kaos” for Netflix and “Accused” for Paramount Network. Prior to All3Media, Lederman was senior VP of scripted programming for Lifetime, where she developed “UnReal,” among other series.

“Sony has always provided a one-stop shop for talent as it relates to broadcast and cable programming in the US, and now we’re taking it a step further to create a new one-stop shop to the world,” said Clodfelter and Parnell.

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Acorn TV Leans on Original Programming as Competition from BritBox Heats Up

Acorn Media Enterprises announced Monday that it will be co-producing a new original series in partnership with all3media for its niche streaming service Acorn TV, which specializes in British content.

The co-production agreement will see “Blood,” a Company Pictures drama in association with Element Pictures and all3media international for Virgin Media Television, Ireland, make its North American debut on the streaming service as an Acorn TV Original Series in the U.S. and Canada.

The new six-part thriller is part of Acorn TVs increased efforts in producing original content for its streaming platform. The company’s growing slate of co-produced original series include “Love, Lies & Records,” “Striking Out,” and Agatha Christie’s “The Witness for the Prosecution.” In April, the company also acquired exclusive digital and home video rights from DCD Rights for Season 2 of the critically-acclaimed mystery series “Jack Irish.”

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The increased focus on exclusive content comes as the streamer faces growing competition in the U.S. from rival service Britbox. Launched in March 2017, Britbox, which is the product of a joint partnership between BBC Worldwide and U.K. broadcaster ITV, has already accumulated over 400,000 subscribers. While this still puts the company behind Acorn TV’s growing subscriber count, which hit 450,000 at the start of 2017, it is a sign of significant growth for the service that had just 250,000 subs at the end of February. In an effort to continue this growth, Britbox is also increasing its focus on original content.

In February, Britbox President Soumya Sriraman announced plans to increase investment in both original and acquired British programming and make a change in its marketing investment to increase awareness of the service.

Outside of the U.S. and Canada, “Blood,” which was commissioned by Virgin Media Television, will not be exclusive to Acorn TV. Virgin Media Television in Ireland will have the global premiere for the show which is expected to take place this Autumn, and Channel 5 has signed a pre-sale deal with all3media international which sees the broadcaster launching the series on linear in the U.K.

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Acorn Media Enterprises announced Monday that it will be co-producing a new original series in partnership with all3media for its niche streaming service Acorn TV, which specializes in British content.

The co-production agreement will see “Blood,” a Company Pictures drama in association with Element Pictures and all3media international for Virgin Media Television, Ireland, make its North American debut on the streaming service as an Acorn TV Original Series in the U.S. and Canada.

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The increased focus on exclusive content comes as the streamer faces growing competition in the U.S. from rival service Britbox. Launched in March 2017, Britbox, which is the product of a joint partnership between BBC Worldwide and U.K. broadcaster ITV, has already accumulated over 400,000 subscribers. While this still puts the company behind Acorn TV’s growing subscriber count, which hit 450,000 at the start of 2017, it is a sign of significant growth for the service that had just 250,000 subs at the end of February. In an effort to continue this growth, Britbox is also increasing its focus on original content.

In February, Britbox President Soumya Sriraman announced plans to increase investment in both original and acquired British programming and make a change in its marketing investment to increase awareness of the service.

Outside of the U.S. and Canada, “Blood,” which was commissioned by Virgin Media Television, will not be exclusive to Acorn TV. Virgin Media Television in Ireland will have the global premiere for the show which is expected to take place this Autumn, and Channel 5 has signed a pre-sale deal with all3media international which sees the broadcaster launching the series on linear in the U.K.

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