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Sony Pictures-Zee Entertainment sign definitive agreements to merge
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Sony Pictures-Zee Entertainment sign definitive agreements to merge

| @indiablooms | 22 Dec 2021, 10:28 am

Mumbai/UNI: Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited (SPNI) and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) on Wednesday signed definitive agreements to merge ZEEL with and into SPNI and combine their linear networks, digital assets, production operations and program libraries.

The agreements follow the conclusion of an exclusive negotiation period during which ZEEL and SPNI conducted mutual due diligence.

After closing, the new combined company will be publicly listed in India.

Punit Goenka will lead the combined company as its Managing Director and CEO.

The majority of the board of directors of the combined company will be nominated by the Sony Group and will include the current SPNI Managing Director and CEO, N P. Singh. On closing, Singh will assume a broader executive position at SPE as Chairman, Sony Pictures India (a division of SPE) reporting to Ravi Ahuja, SPE’s Chairman of Global Television Studios and SPE Corporate Development.

Commenting on the development, Goenka, said, “It is a significant milestone for all of us, as two leading media and entertainment companies join hands to drive the next era of entertainment filled with immense opportunities. The combined company will create a comprehensive entertainment business, enabling us to serve our consumers with wider content choices across platforms."

"Today marks an important step in our efforts to bring together some of the strongest leadership teams, content creators, and film libraries in the media business to create extraordinary entertainment and value for Indian consumers,” Ravi Ahuja, SPE’s Chairman of Global, said.

The closing of the transaction is subject to certain customary closing conditions, including regulatory, shareholder, and third party approvals, a company statement said.

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