Pye formerly held top creative posts with Granada Content, BBC
Production and BBC Television. In his new position, Pye will be
working with both the international and domestic production units
on the identification, development and implementation of game show
and light entertainment formats for the worldwide marketplace.
The London based Pye will be responsible for identifying and acquiring
formats that SPTI's production group will launch through its international
operations. In addition, Pye will work closely with SPT on identifying
comedy and drama formats for production for broadcast and cable
outlets in the US.
SPTI Europe's senior VP and MD John McMahon added, "It gives me
great pleasure to welcome such a respected and accomplished producer
as Chris Pye to our production team. His arrival coincides with
Sony's plan to rapidly increase our development and production of
light entertainment series, with our customers around the world.
Chris' substantial and varied experience will be a significant asset
as we look to expand our format offerings to our clients around
Pye spent most of the 1990s working in executive production positions
at the BBC Production, BBC Television, Anglia Television Entertainment
and Scottish Television. Pye also spent over 13 years in the US,
producing some of the biggest hits in television. He worked as a
writer, producer and executive producer for the four major broadcast
networks NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox.