Sony makes the TVs so why shouldn't it make the TV shows as well? Sony Pictures Television (SPT), part of the entertainment arm of the consumer electronics giant, is one of the leading producers of television content. It creates series programming such as Breaking Bad (which airs on AMC), Damages (FX Networks), and Rules of Engagement (CBS). SPT also produces and distributes such syndicated shows as Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, as well as daytime dramas Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless. In addition, it oversees a 35% stake in the Game Show Network (GSN) cable channel. SPT is a unit of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE).
The company has been garnering praise for its recent original programming, such as Breaking Bad, Damages, and Rescue Me (also on FX). SPT has also been delving into the world of online and mobile content, producing a number of games and and video episodes for mobile devices and distributing library content through sites such as Crackle.com, Hulu, and YouTube. Sony's television unit has historically been anchored by its two big game shows and library of off-network sitcoms, such as Seinfeld, Just Shoot Me!, and Mad About You.
SPT was previously known as Columbia TriStar Television. It was part of Columbia Pictures Entertainment, which was acquired by Sony in 1989.