Sony Pictures Digital Productions Inc.
Company typeSubsidiary
Founded1994; 30 years ago (1994)
United States
ParentSony Group Corporation

Sony Pictures Digital (previously known as Columbia TriStar Interactive, Sony Pictures Interactive Network, and Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment) is a subsidiary of Sony Group Corporation. Operating under the trade name Sony Pictures Digital Productions Inc., it is currently based in Japan,[1] and was formerly based in Culver City, California, up until 2013.[2][3] Bob Osher was the president of Sony Pictures Digital before he was fired in February 2015.[4]

It oversees the digital production and online entertainment assets of Sony Pictures, consists of Sony Pictures Mobile, Sony Pictures Digital Networks, and others. It is known as the digital website interactive creator for SPE. Sony Pictures Digital designed websites for Sony Pictures, Screen Gems Network, SoapCity, Sony Pictures Imageworks, GSN, among others for SPE.

Columbia TriStar Interactive was formed in 1994. The first official website it launched was for Johnny Mnemonic in 1995. As well as building websites for films and TV shows, it also set up the Sony Studio Store in 1998 and went into partnership with 444-FILM selling movie tickets.[5]

In 2005, the group's name was changed in 2005 to Sony Pictures Digital Sales and Marketing and encompassed all areas of interactive media creation and marketing for SPE, including gaming, mobile, websites, design and sales.

The company is registered under the trade name Sony Pictures Digital Productions Inc., though it is known as Sony Pictures Digital appeared in 2006 longer variant in the copyright on most of the Sony Pictures sites. It is currently headed by Robert Osher, President of Digital Productions, and Chief Operating Officer of Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The company was also a co-producer along with ShadowMachine, Seth Green's Stoopid Monkey production company, Williams Street, and Cartoon Network for the show, Robot Chicken until Season 5.

Its visual effects division Sony Pictures Imageworks provides visual effects for films produced not only by the divisions of the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, but also by other non-SPE studios.


  1. ^ "Affiliated Companies (Japan)". Sony Global. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Affiliated Companies (Outside Japan)". Sony Global. Archived from the original on 27 May 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  3. ^ Sony Global - Affiliated Companies (Outside Japan)
  4. ^ Lang, Brent; McNary, Dave (26 February 2015). "Sony Pictures Fires Digital Chief Bob Osher (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  5. ^ Graser, Marc (January 25, 1999). "Col caught in Web". Variety (Columbia Pictures 75th Anniversary ed.). p. 76.