'David Cameron met with Sony representatives ten weeks before the referendum on Scottish independence to discuss the release date of TV show Outlander in the UK, according to leaked emails published by Wikileaks.
'The series, dubbed Scotland’s answer to Game Of Thrones, was shown on American television but its premiere in the UK was delayed last year.
'It was eventually released through Amazon Prime in March this year, after the firm acquired the rights to the drama.
'But leaked emails from Sony Pictures suggest the entertainment firm met with UK Prime Minister David Cameron in the lead-up to the referendum to discuss the historic vote as well as the TV show.
'The email, sent from Sony vice president Keith Weaver to chief executive Michael Lynton and other senior Sony figures, outlines the focus of the meeting, with particular reference to "overall investment in the UK".
'The email states [sic]: “From a SPE [Sony Pictures Entertainment] perspective, your meeting with Prime Minister Cameron on Monday will likely focus on our overall investment in the U.K. - with special emphasis on...the importance of Outlander (i.e. particularly vis-à-vis the political issues in the U.K. as Scotland contemplates detachment this Fall).”' (Scotsman article).