Sony Pictures Television is upping its stake in Multi Screen Media, which operates television networks in India.
Under the terms of the deal, Sony will pay $271 million to acquire the 32% of Multi Screen Media shares held by Grandway Global Holdings and Atlas Equifin. Upon completion of the deal, Sony will own about 94% of the company.
"SPT has enjoyed great success with our channels in India and this acquisition further demonstrates our commitment to entertaining Indian audiences," said Andy Kaplan, president of worldwide networks for Sony Pictures Television.
Sony's channels there include SET, a Hindi entertainment channel; MAX, a movie channel with a heavy load of Bollywood fare; and a sports channel called Six.