Sony Pictures Digital
Sony Pictures Digital (first known as Columbia TriStar Interactive (CTI), then Sony Pictures Interactive Network (SPiN), then Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment (SPDE)) is an operating unit of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. (SPE). It oversees the digital production and online entertainment assets of SPE, consists of Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony Pictures Animation, 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.
The company is registered under the trade name Sony Pictures Digital Productions Inc., though it's known as Sony Pictures Digital 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.
In 2005, the group's name was changed 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.
Its visual effects division Sony Pictures Imageworks provides visual effects for films produced not only by Columbia TriStar Pictures but also by other non-SPE studios. The company was also a co-producer along with Showtime, Sony Pictures Animation, AARP and Cartoon Network for the show Puddles