‘Crackle’ Announces Programming Expansion To Include Various Platforms

Posted Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 08:06 am GMT -4 by

Video entertainment just got much easier to watch and enjoy.  Crackle, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s multi-platform video entertainment network, announced a major programming expansion today.  It has now extended its full suite of ad-supported full-length movies and television series to all consumers with PlayStation 3 game consoles, Roku streaming players, Sony’s Blu-ray players, BRAVIA televisions and Streaming Player with wifi, in addition to its previously announced launch on Google TV. With these expansions, Crackle becomes the only digital network to feature free-to-consumer full-length, unedited movies and television series on these platforms.

Crackle’s ad-supported service provides consumers with a uniquely curated experience that includes hundreds of Hollywood movies in genres including action, comedy, crime, horror, thriller and sci-fi, plus thousands of TV episodes and award-winning Crackle original programming – all of which can be accessed online, via mobile, and now, on a broad selection of connected devices.

“Crackle is the best single source of ad-supported Hollywood films and television series on the internet,” said Berger. “By making our extensive collection of content available on these platforms, we’re bringing an unparalleled viewing experience directly to consumers through their internet-enabled devices.”

On average viewers spend 50 minutes per visit to Crackle on connected TVs. Crackle can be found in the Channel Store on Roku, on the PlayStation 3 Internet Browser home screen and on all BRAVIA Internet Video devices including Sony Blu-ray players and BRAVIA televisions. Additionally, Crackle was a launch partner with Google TV and can be accessed via the Spotlight section.

A sampling of Crackle’s current and upcoming movies includes:

‘The Da Vinci Code’
‘21’
‘Ghostbusters’
‘Bad Boys’
‘Big Daddy’
‘Gridiron Gang’
‘We Own the Night’
‘Eight Millimeter’
‘Ultraviolet’
‘A Few Good Men’
‘The Patriot’
‘Mr. Deeds’

Titles are refreshed frequently featuring approximately 20 new titles per month from Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics. Crackle on PlayStation 3 and Google TV is available to audiences in the U.S. and Canada. Crackle on Roku, Sony’s BRAVIA, Streaming Player and Blu-ray devices is available in the U.S. only.