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August 25, 1991 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Michael P. Schulhof is feeling embattled, he certainly didn't show it one recent morning as he descended from a plush Sony Corp. helicopter, tanned and smiling after a weekend at the beach. Schulhof, as head of Sony Software, the highest-ranking American at the giant Japanese electronics company, was bound for London on the Concorde. From there, he would pilot a Sony jet to Austria for the inauguration of a videodisc factory.
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August 8, 1991 | ALAN CITRON
The famous torch lady of Columbia Pictures Entertainment Co. got a new moniker Wednesday as the board unanimously voted to rename the company Sony Pictures Entertainment. The name change is designed to lessen confusion between the parent company and its two subsidiaries--Columbia Pictures and Tri-Star Pictures. It also raises the profile of Sony Inc., the Japanese electronics giant that acquired Columbia for $3.4 billion in 1989.
BUSINESS
August 8, 1991 | ALAN CITRON
The famous torch lady of Columbia Pictures Entertainment Co. got a new moniker Wednesday as the board unanimously voted to rename the company Sony Pictures Entertainment. The name change is designed to lessen confusion between the parent company and its two subsidiaries--Columbia Pictures and Tri-Star Pictures. It also raises the profile of Sony Inc., the Japanese electronics giant that acquired Columbia for $3.4 billion in 1989.
BUSINESS
August 25, 1991 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Michael P. Schulhof is feeling embattled, he certainly didn't show it one recent morning as he descended from a plush Sony Corp. helicopter, tanned and smiling after a weekend at the beach. Schulhof, as head of Sony Software, the highest-ranking American at the giant Japanese electronics company, was bound for London on the Concorde. From there, he would pilot a Sony jet to Austria for the inauguration of a videodisc factory.
BUSINESS
February 1, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cable Radio Deal: Digital Cable Radio, a company that provides compact-disc-quality music to subscribers through local cable television systems, said it has received an equity investment from Time Warner Cable and a joint venture of Sony Software Corp. and Warner Music Group. Digital Cable said its new partners have agreed to provide additional capital that will enable the Hatboro, Pa., company to increase its programming and international distribution.
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May 9, 1991 | ALAN CITRON and NINA J. EASTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Jon Peters, the mercurial movie producer hired as co-chairman of Columbia Pictures Entertainment two years ago in one of the richest and messiest deals in Hollywood history, relinquished his post Wednesday to establish an independent production company. Peters is expected to develop film, television and music projects under an exclusive deal with Columbia's parent company, Sony Corp.
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