Sony Corp and AOL Time Warner
Inc., are planning to combine their television
channels in India. If this deal comes through, it will
threaten their biggest competitors, News Corp'’ STAR
TV and Zee Telefilms Limited.
The executives of both AOL and
Sony are now trying to figure out how to resolve
issues like, who would manage the partnership etc.
While AOL declined to comment, Sony Entertainment
Televisions chief executive, Kunal Dasgupta, confirmed
about the meeting with AOL, as well as Walt Disney Co.
Sony is one of the world’s largest
makers of Hindi-language programming. In India it runs
Sony Entertainment Television, the second most popular
general entertainment cable television channel, plus
action channel AXN and Sony Max.
The U.S. based AOL Tim Warner, the
world’s largest media company, has news channel CNN,
the Cartoon Network and movie channel HBO on cable in