Sony takes $1bn assign on film business

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Sony has taken a large writedown on a value of a film business as a section suffers from descending DVD and home party sales.

It has taken a 112bn yen ($1bn; £780m) charge, citing “an acceleration of marketplace decline”.

The arise of online streaming services has strike direct for normal media such as DVDs and blu-ray discs.

Sony’s film multiplication has also struggled, with new flops including an all-female Ghostbusters sequel.

Sony had warned progressing this year a film multiplication could post some-more losses.

The Japanese firm, that reports a third-quarter formula on Thursday, is still assessing either a spoil assign will impact destiny earnings.

It skeleton to equivalent a detriment by offered shares in medical web use M3.

The conduct of Sony’s party business, Michael Lynton, recently announced he would be stepping down in Feb after some-more than a decade during a firm.