What Companies Does Sony Own 【In 2022】 – DATAROMA

Sony is a Japanese giant corporation that has networks and operations spread globally. Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka founded it back in 1946 in Tokyo, Japan. As of September 2021, Sony Group Corporation is valued at $145 Billion within its four main operating segments: Electronics, Music Entertainment, Financial Services, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. 

Companies owned by Sony:

CompanyIndustry
Memnon Archiving ServicesArchiving
Zee Entertainment EnterprisesBroadcasting, films, music, streaming, web portals
eSATURNUS NVClinical Video
GaikaiCloud gaming
Somethin’ ElseContent and strategy across TV, radio, online video, social media, games
Mido HoldingsElectronics
Altair SemiconductorElectronics
Toshiba image sensorElectronics
SoftkineticElectronics
PiximElectronics
Sony EricssonElectronics
Hawk-Eye Innovations LtdElectronics
Toshiba chip plantElectronics
AiwaElectronics
Evolution Championship Series (EVO)Esports
Manga Entertainment Ltd.Film and television distribution
Madman Anime GroupFilm and television distribution
Left Bank PicturesFilm and television distribution
iCyt Mission TechnologyFlow cytometers
PlumbeeGames/Television
So-netInformation and communication
NevionIP media and cloud
GracenoteMedia Management
Micronics, Inc.Microfluidics-based diagnostic tools
Pure Flix SVOD ServiceMovie / Television
Guber-Peters EntertainmentMovies/Television
Columbia Pictures EntertainmentMovies/Television
NurulizeMovies/Virtual Reality
Som LivreMusic
AWAL, Kobalt Neighboring Rights (from Kobalt Music Group)Music
Ministry Of SoundMusic
Century Media RecordsMusic
CBS Records GroupMusic
EMI Music PublishingMusic publishing
Famous MusicMusic publishing
Acuff-Rose MusicMusic publishing
Music Center IncorporatedProfessional audio
Bad WolfTelevision
Ten SportsTelevision
Multi-Screen MediaTelevision
CSC Media GroupTelevision
Valkyrie EntertainmentVideo Game
Bluepoint GamesVideo Game
Fabrik GamesVideo Game
FirespriteVideo Game
Nixxes SoftwareVideo Game
HousemarqueVideo Game
Insomniac GamesVideo Game
AudiokineticVideo Game
Sucker Punch ProductionsVideo Game
Media MoleculeVideo Game
Evolution StudiosESports
Sigil Games Online IncVideo Game
Zipper InteractiveVideo Game
Guerrilla GamesVideo Game
Incognito EntertainmentVideo Game
Naughty DogVideo Game
EideticVideo Game
PsygnosisVideo Game
Convergent Media Systems CorporationVideo Integration
Grouper NetworksVideo On Demand
CrunchyrollVideo streaming service
FunimationVideo streaming service and television/film distribution
Game Show NetworkBasic cable channel
NevionBroadcast
Chemical Products Businesses of Development Bank of JapanChemical industry
IMS Internet Media ServicesDigital marketing and communications
Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC)Electronics
unnamed joint venture with Sumitomo ElectricElectronics
Field Emission Technologies Inc.Field Emission Display
Kadokawa CorporationGlobal expansion power of animation and consumer games
S-LCDLCD
ST Liquid Crystal Display CorporationLCD
Sharp Display CorporationLCD Panels and Modules
ScopelyMobile Games
Sony EricssonMobile Phones
Metro-Goldwyn-MayerMovies/Television
Alamo RecordsMusic
EMI Music PublishingMusic
unnamed joint venture with PanasonicOLED
Moversa GmbHSmall Card Applications
Fable PicturesTelevision
Blueprint PicturesTelevision
Eleventh Hour FilmsTelevision
Multi-Screen MediaTelevision
Planet TVTelevision
ElevenTelevision
CelliusVideo Game
Square EnixVideo Game
Devolver DigitalVideo Game
Epic GamesVideo Games – Software development
FearnetVideo On Demand
VevoVideo On Demand
BilibiliVideo-on-demand, online video platform
DiscordVoIP communications, videoconferences, content delivery, social media

 

Top 20 Companies owned by Sony:

1. Memnon Archiving Services

A business based in Belgium, it was integrated within Sony’s Europe branch in 2015.

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2. Zee Entertainment Enterprises

An enterprise that originated from India and was affiliated with Sony Pictures Entertainment in September of 2021.

3. eSATURNUS NV

In 2016, the European division of Sony announced its acquisition of eSARURNUS NV.

4. Gaikai

Within Sony’s Entertainment USA segment, Gaiki became a part of their interactive entertainment section back in 2012. 

5. Somethin’ Else

Originally a London and New York-based content agency acquired by Sony Music Entertainment in mid-2021. 

6. Mido Holdings

Mido Holdings integrated with Sony Electronics, an existing Swiss electronic company in June of 2019. 

7. Altair Semiconductor

Altair Semiconductor is now known as Sony Semiconductor after Sony acquired it in 2016 for $212 Million. 

8. Toshiba image sensor

In 2015, Sony bought Toshiba’s Image Sensor business for $155 million under Sony’s Semiconductor Corp.

9. Softkinetic

A Belgian electronics company started in 2007 and was acquired by Sony in 2015. 

10. Pixim

 Sony Electronics announced its takeover of Pixim, a silicon-Valley-based manufacturer in 2012. 

11. Sony Ericsson

Based in the UK, the company started as a joint venture agreement between Sony Corp. and Ericsson in 2001.

12. Hawk-Eye Innovations Ltd

A UK-based video-on-demand company, bought by Sony Electronic in 2011 for an undisclosed amount. 

13. Toshiba chip plant

In February of 2011, Sony bought one of Toshiba’s chip factories, which are used in the PlayStation 3 gaming console.

14. Aiwa

Aiwa was taken over by Sony back in 2002. Aiwa’s parent corporations include Towada Audio as well as Sony Corporation. 

15. Evolution Championship Series (EVO)

An annual epsorting event that originated in the United States and was bought by the Sony Corporation in March 2021. 

16. Manga Entertainment Ltd.

A UK-based anime distributor and licensor which Sony’s Funimation bought in 2019.

17. Madman Anime Group

Under Sony Funimation, Madman Anime Group is originally an Australian-based distributor of Japanese media.

18. Left Bank Pictures

A British film and production company founded in 2007. In 2012 it became affiliated with Sony Pictures Entertainment. 

19. iCyt Mission Technology

Originally a US-based electronic company, in February 2016, Sony Electronics bought it for an undisclosed price. 

20. Plumbee

It was originally a rival to Sony’s GSN Games until it was bought by the Sony group in  2016

FAQs

Q.How many subsidiaries does SONY own in total?

SONY owns about 1,048 consolidated subsidiaries.

Q.How many franchises come under SONY?

SONY owns franchises including the SONY’s Spider-Man Universe, Ghostbusters, and more.

Q.Who is the CEO of SONY?

Kenichiro Yoshida is the CEO of SONY.

Q.How many channels do SONY own?

It owns a total of 16 entertainment companies.

Which movie studio comes under SONY?

SONY owns Screen Gems as well as Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures.