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Encyclopedia > Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is the home video, DVD, and UMD distribution arm of Sony Pictures Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation. It was established in 1978 as Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment. The home video business rents and sells videocassettes and DVDs to the public. ... DVD-R writing/reading side DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... The Universal Media Disc (UMD) is an optical disc medium developed by Sony for use on the PlayStation Portable. ... Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. ... Sony Corporation (Japanese katakana: ソニー) (TYO: 6758), (NYSE: SNE) is a global consumer electronics corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ...


It is responsible for the distribution of the Sony Pictures library for home entertainment, mainly releases from Columbia Pictures, but also releases product from TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Classics, Screen Gems, Triumph Films, Destination Films and Revolution Studios. They are also responsible for their television shows from the Sony Pictures Television library from Screen Gems, Columbia Pictures Television, TriStar Television, Tandem Productions, TAT Communications, ELP Communications, Columbia TriStar Television and Sony Pictures Television. Since 2005, when Sony and four partners acquired MGM, SPHE has held the home entertainment rights to MGM's 4,000 film and 10,400 TV episode library, although these releases are still being distributed under the MGM DVD label. Home cinema, also called Home theater, seeks to reproduce cinema quality video and audio in the home. ... The Columbia Pictures logo, since 1996. ... The TriStar Pegasus logo, used since 1993. ... Sony Pictures Classics is the specialty films division of Sony Pictures. ... Screen Gems is an American subsidiary company of Columbia Pictures Corp. ... Triumph Films (aka: Triumph Releasing Corporation) is a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment geared towards low-budget and direct-to-video film production and distribution. ... Destination Films is a Sony distribution company. ... Revolution Studios was founded in 2000 by Joe Roth, a former chairman of Walt Disney Studios and Twentieth Century Fox. ... Screen Gems is an American subsidiary company of Columbia Pictures Corp. ... Columbia Pictures Television logo, used from 1992-2001. ... Tri-Star Television logo Image:TriStar Televsion. ... Norman Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an American television writer and producer who produced shows such as All in the Family, Sanford and Son and Maude. ... Norman Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an American television writer and producer who produced shows such as All in the Family, Sanford and Son and Maude. ... Embassy Pictures Corporation (aka Embassy Film Associates) was an independent studio and distributor responsible for such films as The Graduate and The Lion in Winter. ... Columbia TriStar Television logo, used only from 1996 to 2001 Columbia-TriStar Television logo, used only from 1994 to 1996 Columbia TriStar Television is the third name of the television studio Screen Gems, adopted with the Columbia-TriStar merger of 1992 and last used in 2002, but might still be... SPT logo Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is a TV production and distribution company in the United States, and is a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ...


The company was formerly known as Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment (1978-1982), RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video (1983-1991), Columbia TriStar Home Video (1991-2001), and finally Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (2001-2004), before taking on its current name in 2005. In some territories, it still goes by its previous identity, however this may not be the case for much longer. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Australian subsidiary

The Australian operations was a joint venture between RCA/Columbia Pictures Video and local distributor Hoyts. It was known as RCA-Columbia Pictures-Hoyts Video, and released many local titles in addition to Columbia Pictures titles. Prior to this, releases were handled through CEL. In the early 1990s, the company was renamed Columbia TriStar Hoyts Home Video, before Hoyts droppped out of the partnership. Hoyts are a Australian chain of cinema multiplexes. ... Communications and Entertainment Limited was an Australian home video cassette distributor in the 1980s. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ...


During this time, the company also had some sub-labels, including:

  • First Release Home Entertainment - a mixture of B-movie, TriStar and some mainstream releases
  • Video Box Office - a mixture of B-movies and some mainstream releases
  • Magic Window - children's titles
  • Triumph Video - titles from Trimuph Films
  • RCA-Columbia Pictures International Video - international movies
  • SVS-Triumph - Predecessor to Columbia TriStar Home Video

When Hoyts' new owners, Consolidated Press Holdings, re-established Hoyts Distribution, Nine Films and Television was formed. Releases from Nine and Hoyts are now distributed on video and DVD by Columbia TriStar. Triumph Films (aka: Triumph Releasing Corporation) is a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment geared towards low-budget and direct-to-video film production and distribution. ... Australian Consolidated Press (ACP), a member of Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd. ... Nine Films and Television is the film and television production arm of the Nine Network. ...


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Sony Pictures Entertainment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (651 words)
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.) is the television and film production/distribution unit of Japan-based corporate giant Sony.
Sony Pictures Television Group: The successor-in-interest to Columbia's television division (first Screen Gems, later Columbia Pictures Television, Coca-Cola Television, TriStar Television (A division of Columbia Pictures Television), and Columbia TriStar Television), as of 2004 the unit was producing 60 titles for various television outlets globally.
Sony Pictures Television International: Formed in 1994 as the worldwide television distribution arm for Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (405 words)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is the home video, DVD, and UMD distribution arm of Sony Pictures Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation.
It was established in 1978 as Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment.
Since 2005, when Sony and four partners acquired MGM, SPHE has held the home entertainment rights to MGM's 4,000 film and 10,400 TV episode library, although these releases are still being distributed under the MGM DVD label.
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