Top Story


Home >> Media - Others >> Article

Columbia Tristar International Television division renamed

Font Size   16
Columbia Tristar International Television division renamed

Columbia TriStar International Television has been renamed as Sony Pictures Television International. The holding company, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) has taken the decision and it will be implemented over the next few months. The movie division of Columbia Tristar is expected to retain its name.

One of SPE’s releasing companies, Columbia TriStar Film Distributors International, is responsible for the sales, distribution and marketing of SPE’s film product worldwide. Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, which is in the DVD and video cassette business, is also expected to retain its name. The Indian arm of Sony will also incorporate the change.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Films of India distributes local pictures and Buena Vista products. The movie business, it is understood, will continue under the old name.

Sony Entertainment Television is utilising several formatted programmes from Columbia TriStar. Recently, it had announced that it would be introducing Columbia TriStar’s popular game show Russian Roulette and the comedy programme Bewitched in Hindi versions.

Columbia TriStar International Television operates three complementary lines of business: international TV networks with more than 30 channel investments around the world, distribution of SPE’s feature films and TV programming, and local production in key international markets.

Incidentally, SPE has intimated to the senior officials of its wholly owned subsidiary companies, that Columbia TriStar International Television would have its name replaced with Sony attached to it.


Kranti Gada joined the family business at Shemaroo in 2006 after a successful stint of over two years in marketing at Pepsi Co. She has been associated with the company for 12 years.

Exchange4media interacted with Jaspreet Chandok, Vice President and Head (Fashion) , IMG Reliance Pvt. Ltd on seamless brands integrations planned for Lakme Fashion Week, walking tall despite blazing trails like GST, demonetization and being a part of the larger cultural space

Their strategy to educate the consumers to make well informed decisions at all stages has worked out well.

Bobby Pawar, MD, CCO - South Asia, Publicis India, talks about his idea of chilling out

Launches third phase of TVC campaign ‘Think it. Done’

Based in Mumbai, Usha has nearly two decades of experience in the Indian media and entertainment sector and will serve as a strategic advisor to H+K’s diverse portfolio of clients with a special empha...

Report based on media channel data in 96 countries and detailed findings from the world‘s key ad markets, which between them account for approximately two-thirds of the value of global advertising tra...