Sony Entertainment

Sony Entertainment, Inc.
Founded2012; 7 years ago (2012)
HeadquartersNew York City, New York
United States
Area served
Key people
Kaz Hirai
Kunimasa Suzuki
(Executive Vice President)
ParentSony Corporation of America
SubsidiariesSony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Music Entertainment

Sony Entertainment, Inc. is a Japanese global entertainment company established in 2012. It focuses on Sony's motion picture, television, and music businesses. It is currently the world's seventh largest entertainment company in terms of revenue, alongside AT&T, Comcast, The Walt Disney Company, 21st Century Fox, Fox, Viacom and CBS Corporation.[citation needed]


On March 30, 2012, Michael Lynton, co-chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), was named as CEO of Sony Corporation of America to oversee all of Sony's global entertainment businesses and Nicole Seligman, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Sony Corporation, was named as president.[1] On April 9, 2013, Lynton renewed his contract with the company.[2]

On February 18, 2016, Seligman resigned after 15 years working for Sony and remained with the company until the end of March.[3]

On January 13, 2017, Lynton announced that he was stepping down as CEO of Sony Entertainment and chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment to be chairman for Snap Inc.[4][5] He was later replaced by Anthony Vinciquerra on June 1, 2017 after he was named as chairman/CEO of SPE.[6]

It was reported in December of 2016 by multiple news outlets that Sony was considering restructuring its U.S. operations by merging its TV & film business, Sony Pictures Entertainment, with its gaming business, Sony Interactive Entertainment. According to the reports, such a restructuring would have placed Sony Pictures under Sony Interactive's CEO, Andrew House, though House wouldn't have taken over day-to-day operations of the film studio.[7][8][9] According to one report, Sony was set to make a final decision on the possibility of the merger of the TV, film, & gaming businesses by the end of its fiscal year in March of the following year (2017).[7] However, judging by Sony's activity in 2017, the rumored merger never materialized.

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