Sony Corporation and its subsidiaries engage in the development, design, manufacture, and sale of various kinds of electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for consumer, professional and industrial markets, as well as game consoles and software. The company’s products are marketed worldwide by sales subsidiaries and unaffiliated distributors, as well as direct sales through the Internet. The company engages in the production, acquisition and distribution of motion pictures and television programming; and the operation of television and digital networks. The company also engages in the development, production, manufacture, and distribution of recorded music; and the management and licensing of the words and music of songs. Additionally, the company engages in various financial services businesses, including life and non-life insurance operations through its Japanese insurance subsidiaries and banking operations through a Japanese Internet-based banking subsidiary. In addition, the company engages in a network services business and an advertising agency business in Japan. Products and Services Mobile Communications (MC) The company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Sony Mobile Communications AB (Sony Mobile), undertakes product research, development, design, marketing, sales, production, distribution and customer services for mobile phones, tablets, accessories and applications. So-net Corporation provides Internet broadband network services to subscribers, as well as creates and distributes content through its portal services to various electronics product platforms, such as personal computers and mobile phones. Game & Network Services (G&NS) Hardware: ‘Hardware’ includes home and portable game consoles. Network: ‘Network’ includes network services relating to game, video, and music content provided by Sony Network Entertainment International LLC. Imaging Products & Solutions (IP&S) Digital Imaging Products: ‘Digital Imaging Products’ includes compact digital cameras, interchangeable single-lens cameras and video cameras. Professional Solutions: ‘Professional Solutions’ includes broadcast- and professional-use products. Home Entertainment & Sound (HE&S) Televisions: ‘Televisions’ includes liquid crystal display televisions. Audio and Video: ‘Audio and Video’ includes Blu-ray Disc players and recorders, home audio, headphones and memory-based portable audio devices. Devices Semiconductors: ‘Semiconductors’ includes CMOS image sensors, CCDs, system LSIs, and other semiconductors. Components: ‘Components’ includes batteries, audio/video/data recording media, storage media and optical pickups. Pictures Motion Pictures: ‘Motion Pictures’ includes the worldwide production, acquisition and distribution of live-action and animated motion pictures and direct-to-video content. The company’s subsidiary, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.’s (SPE’s), motion picture production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Classics and TriStar Pictures. SPE also operates Sony Pictures Imageworks, a visual effects and animation unit; and manages a studio facility, Sony Pictures Studios, which includes post production facilities. Television Productions: ‘Television Productions’ includes the production, acquisition and distribution of television programming, including scripted series, unscripted ‘reality’ or ‘light entertainment’, daytime serials, game shows, animated series, made for television movies and miniseries and other programming. Outside the U.S., SPE produces local language programming and licenses SPE owned programming and formats worldwide. Media Networks: ‘Media Networks’ includes the operation of television and digital networks worldwide. SPE’s television networks worldwide include Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited, which operates television networks in India, and a controlling interest in Game Show Network, which operates a U.S.-based cable network and an online game business. Digital networks include Crackle, a multi-platform video entertainment network focusing on premium video content. Music Recor
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