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Company Overview of Sony Corporation of America

Company Overview

Sony Corporation of America, through its subsidiaries, engages in electronics and mobile, film and television, music, games, digital services, and other businesses. It offers audio/video electronics, communications, and information technology products for consumer and professional markets worldwide; operates as a music publisher; and provides music services that feature local artists and international superstars. Its film and television operations include motion picture and television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; studio facilities operation; and the development of entertainment products, services, and technologies....

550 Madison Avenue

33rd Floor

New York, NY 10022-3211

United States

Founded in 1960





Key Executives for Sony Corporation of America

President, President of Sony Entertainment, Inc and Senior Legal Counsel of Sony Group
Age: 59
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Chairman of Sony/Atv Music Publishing Division nad Chief Executive Officer of Sony/Atv Music Publishing
Age: 73
Group Chief Executive Officer of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc and President of of Sony Computer Entertainment
Director, Chief Executive of Sony Corporation and President of Sony Corporation
Age: 55
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Sony Corporation of America Key Developments

Sony Music Entertainment Announces International Licensing Agreement with EGREM for Extensive Catalog of Cuban Music

The EGREM and Sony Music Entertainment are announced that as of September 15, 2015, they have entered into a licensing agreement for the international distribution of EGREM's catalog of Cuban music. The exclusive multi-year agreement encompasses audio and audiovisual recordings produced by EGREM since the 1960s. This constitutes the most extensive catalog of Cuban music in the world. It includes recordings by such artists as Bola de Nieve, Elena Burke, Ibrahim Ferrer, Compay Segundo, Celina Gonzalez, Cesar Portillo de la Luz and Guillermo Rubalcaba. The catalog also contains recordings by the musical groups Aragon, Irakere and Los Van Van, including their most recent album La Fantasia, A Tribute to Juan Formell. Sony Music has entered into the transaction with EGREM pursuant to the "informational materials" exemption under US sanction rules for Cuba administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control. This exception applies to music and other works of art, and is intended to promote the free movement of information and artistic expression by the Cuban people.

Sony Corporation of America Expands the Line of Large Sensor 4K Technologies with the PXW-FS5 compact Super 35mm camcorder

Sony Corporation of America expanding its line of large sensor 4K technologies with the PXW-FS5 compact Super 35mm camcorder. The new model rounds out Sony's line of 4K professional cameras, filling an important niche between cameras like Sony's PXW-FS7 and the NEX-FS700, or complementing Sony's new consumer a7R II and a7S II models. The PXW-FS5 is ergonomically designed for versatile, hand-held shooting. The lightweight body has weight balance, ensuring reliability and all-day comfort. It can be used in almost any location, even airborne when mounted on a drone. A variety of shooting angles is possible with the one-touch rotatable grip. All key controls are at the user's fingertips, allowing for shooting flexibility and instant switching between low or high angle shooting. Users can attach the 3.5-inch type LCD panel to different positions on the handle or the compact camera body, further supporting easy handheld operation and customized shooting. Capable of 4K XAVC high-definition shooting, the camera's Super35 ExmorTM CMOS sensor incorporates 11.6 million pixels and 8.3 million effective pixels. The high sensitivity and large size of the sensor delivers background defocus, increased low-light sensitivity and lower image noise. High- quality imagery is further ensured by high frame rate cache recording at 10-bit 4:2:2 Full HD and a high frame rate of up to 240 fps, in 8 second bursts, which makes 1/10 times Super Slow Motion possible without sacrificing bit depth or loss of image quality. The PXW-FS5 is the first Super35 camcorder to feature built-in electronic variable ND filters, further expanding the depth of field representation by the large-format sensor and enabling flexible exposure control. Integrating easily with other camera lenses, Sony's a Mount System offers compatibility with both Sony and third-party lenses. The PXW-FS5's E-mount can take virtually any lens, such as SLR lenses through an adapter, as well as Sony's E-mount and A-mount lenses, ensuring the camera adapts to multiple environments. Sony's a Mount System and its enhanced interfaces include 3G-SDI, HDMI output and dual SD card slots. Also equipped with Wi-Fi and a wired LAN terminal, the PXW-FS5 features enhanced network functions such as file transfer and streaming transmission. A planned future firmware update will provide RAW output. Key features of the PXW-FS5: Flexible handheld shooting with a lightweight body; The lightweight (1 lb., 13.2 oz.) body with excellent weight balance ensures comfortable handheld shooting as well as an easy fit with a drone or gimbal. The one-touch rotatable grip enables instant switching between low or high angle shooting. Shooting parameters can be changed with one hand even during recording by using the multi-functional grip. The zoom can be operated similarly with a single hand. The detachable handle, one-touch rotatable grip and flexible LCD panel support various shooting styles. 4K shooting and 240 fps high-speed shooting: The camera is equipped with an 11.6 million pixel Super35 ExmorTM CMOS Sensor, enabling 4K XAVC long GoP high-definition video shooting. It is the world's first Super35 camcorder with a built-in electronic variable ND filter, supporting linear control from 1/4ND to 1/128ND and further expanding the depth of field representation. 1/10 times Super Slow Motion reproduction is possible through 10- bit 4:2:2 full HD 240fps High Frame Rate, with no sensor cropping. Low light capabilities and background defocus are heightened by the high sensitivity and large sensor size. 14 stops of latitude in exposure deliver strong grayscale rendition without crushing shadows or blowing out light details.

Sony Corp Appoints Sunil Nayyar to Head Consumer Electronics in Sony Corp of America

Sony Corp. appointed Sunil Nayyar, to lead the company's consumer electronics business in the US, which is its large market. He is the first Indian executive to move to such a CXO role in the Japanese major directly from India. The 46-year-old will join also the managing committee of Sony Corp. of America in San Diego, where he will be responsible for driving almost 65% of the company's revenue in the US. Sony India said Nayyar will move to Sony USA for a strategic assignment in the consumer electronics business.

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