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2013-12-16 16:27:04

FASULO, OKUDA NAMED TO TOP POSTS IN COMPANY SAN DIEGO, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Corporation announced today that Phil Molyneux, current President and Chief Operating Officer of Sony Electronics Inc. in the U.S. (SEL), will become non-executive Chairman of SEL. Michael Fasulo will be promoted to President and Toshifumi Okuda will be Deputy President of SEL. The change in leadership is scheduled to occur January 1, 2014. "Phil Molyneux, who has ably served Sony for more...

2013-08-05 20:21:08

TOKYO, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Corporation ("Sony" or "the Company") today sent a letter to Third Point LLC following a unanimous vote of Sony's Board of Directors. The letter outlines that the Board and management team strongly believe that continuing to own 100% of the Company's entertainment businesses is fundamental to Sony's success, and that a rights or public offering is not consistent with the Company's strategy for achieving sustained growth in profitability and...

2013-04-09 16:22:07

NEW YORK and CULVER CITY, Calif., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Lynton, Chief Executive Officer of Sony Entertainment, Inc. and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment, has renewed his contract, it was announced today by Kazuo Hirai, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sony Corporation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130409/NY91459 ) Lynton joined Sony Pictures Entertainment in January 2004 and, with Co-Chairman Amy Pascal, they put the...

2012-08-29 06:23:23

BERLIN, August 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Corporation's President and Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai unveils an array of Xperia smartphones, a new Xperia-branded Tablet, VAIO PC, Wi-Fi camera, NFC-enabled audio devices, new applications,new musical partnership, a Book of Spells and a showstopping 84-inch BRAVIA 4K TV at IFA 2012 Sony Corporation ("Sony") today unveiled a portfolio of advanced next-generation products which...

2012-06-29 06:24:47

NEW YORK, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An investor group comprised of Sony Corporation of America, the Estate of Michael Jackson, Mubadala Development Company PJSC, Jynwel Capital Limited, the Blackstone Group's GSO Capital Partners LP and David Geffen today announced the closing of its acquisition of EMI Music Publishing from Citigroup. Sony/ATV Music Publishing, a joint venture between Sony and the Estate of Michael Jackson, will administer EMI Music Publishing on behalf of the investor...

2012-03-29 10:23:46

NEW YORK, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Lynton has been named CEO of Sony Corporation of America (SCA) and Nicole Seligman will become SCA President, it was announced today by Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO and President of Sony Corporation and Kazuo Hirai, Executive Deputy President. Mr. Lynton will be overseeing Sony's entertainment businesses, including Sony Music Entertainment (SME), Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). Ms....

Sony Announces Bravia TV Recall
2011-10-13 05:19:15

Sony announced Wednesday that it is recalling several Bravia televisions which were produced since 2007. The affected televisions contain a component that has the potential to overheat and smoke or even ignite. The model numbers affected are KDL-40D3400, KDL-40D3500, KDL-40D3550, KDL-40D3660, KDL-40V3000, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40X3000, KDL-40X3500, reports the BBC. Sony has sold 1.6 million of these models worldwide, 630,000 of them in Europe. But the recall is only taking place in Japan,...

2011-06-29 10:29:00

TOKYO, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced the appointment of Kazuo Hirai, President and Group CEO, as Chairman, and Andrew House, President, CEO and Co-COO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), as President and Group CEO of SCEI, effective September 1, 2011. The company also announced the retirement of Akira Sato, Chairman, effective August 31, 2011. It was also announced that as of June 28, Ken Kutaragi has retired from his role...

2011-05-31 11:33:00

TOKYO, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced today that Sony Network Entertainment International (SNEI, the company) will fully restore all PlayStation®Network services in the Americas, Europe/PAL territories and Asia, excluding Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea by the end of this week. The company will also resume Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity(TM) for PlayStation®3 (PS3®),...

2011-05-14 18:30:00

TOKYO, May 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced that Sony Network Entertainment International (SNEI, the company) will today begin a phased restoration by region of PlayStation®Network and Qriocity Services. The phased restoration will be on a country by country basis beginning in the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Middle East. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020701/SFM066LOGO ) The first...