Former Sony Executives Pen Groundbreaking Deal for Asian Entertainment

Manatt represented Andy Kaplan and George Chien, former Sony Pictures Television Worldwide Networks executives, in their agreement to acquire Sony’s Southeast Asian and Korean media networks business. Kaplan and Chien established KC Global Media Entertainment LLC to manage the acquired channels, including entertainment network AXN, Japanese anime and anime-inspired entertainment destination ANIMAX, and Korean programming hub SONY ONE.


Andrew Kaplan and George Chien

Service Type

Entertainment Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions


Entertainment & Media, Entertainment - Individual, Entertainment - Other, Motion Picture / TV / Radio