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Exclusive Interview: Andy Kaplan on 20 Years of AXN

PREMIUM: Andy Kaplan, the president of worldwide networks for Sony Pictures Television, explains how in a media world in which cable and satellite operators are looking to reduce costs, channels with high-quality programming and robust brand connections are well positioned for the future.

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Elizabeth Guider Reports: Buyer Feedback on SPT, NBCU Slates

PREMIUM: New procedurals from Sony Pictures Television and NBCUniversal were given high marks by several buyers as they near the end of the screenings in Los Angeles. After sessions on the Sony lot, multiple buyers throughout the week have told World Screen Newsflash that procedurals are the best bet for their linear channels back home and thus are pleased that Sony scored with a pick-up on NBC of spin-off Blacklist: Redemption, while several other acquisitions execs over at Universal have given high marks to the fourth installment of Dick Wolf’s Windy City-set dramas, Chicago Justice. Moreover, a number of buyers pointed to this or that “little gem,” as one called them, that they will earmark for discussion once back home. “Start-Up for Sony’s digital platform Crackle was really good,” suggested Anette Romer, the head of acquisitions and formats at Denmark’s TV2. The hour is set in Miami and toplines Martin Freeman of Fargo and Sherlock fame.

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