New PS3™ and Upgraded Apps on Sony Connected Devices Offer Viewers Greater
Access to Content from Crackle
CULVER CITY, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Crackle, the multi-platform
entertainment network, today unveiled a new PlayStation 3 application, making
its full suite of ad-supported, full-length movies, television series and
original programming more easily accessible to all PlayStation 3 users in the
United States and Canada. Along with the PS3 App, Crackle recently re-launched
on Sony Entertainment Network (SEN), offering a new, premium user-experience
to those accessing Crackle from Sony Connected Devices such as BRAVIA TVs and
Crackle remains the only service offering hundreds of Hollywood movies and TV
series full-length, unedited, on demand and 100% free. The Crackle App is free
to download and use, offering unlimited viewing of all movies, TV series and
Crackle original programming available on Crackle.com, including top TV and
film hits "Rescue Me" and DISTRICT 9.
"Crackle's continuous advancements on multiple platforms, including
PlayStation 3 and SEN, showcase the network's success as a top source for
entertainment content," said Eric Berger, EVP Digital Networks, Sony Pictures
Television. "PS3 is the perfect platform to connect with our audience and our
new app provides them with an easy way to access the exact type of content
they are looking for."
Providing high-quality video streaming, the Crackle App for PlayStation is
available to all PS3 users for download. The interface offers a unique
experience where users can find content quickly by type or genre; discover
featured programming such as Recommended Watchlists; use the PlayStation 3
analog stick for easy navigation when selecting programming, and more. The new
app builds on Crackle's existing presence on the PlayStation Home virtual
More than 200 films and 1,000 full-length television episodes are available to
watch for free on the app. All films are delivered uncut and unedited — the
way they were meant to be viewed — and are continuously refreshed, with new
titles added every month. A sampling of the Crackle App's current content
offerings in the U.S. include:
-- DISTRICT 9
-- STEP BROTHERS
-- BOYZ N' THE HOOD
-- THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE
-- THE FIFTH ELEMENT
-- KUNG FU HUSTLE
-- LAYER CAKE
-- SAVING SILVERMAN
-- STRANGER THAN FICTION
-- "Rescue Me"
-- Thousands of episodes of the world's most loved Anime series
including hit titles such as "Blood+" and "Kurozuka" as well as
the Marvel Anime series "Wolverine," "X-Men" and "Ironman"
-- Two new original series: "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee"
featuring Jerry Seinfeld and "From the Basement," a music
series from Nigel Godrich, the producer of Radiohead.
-- Plus over 40 other originals including: "The Ropes," "Issues,"
"The Bannen Way," "Jailbait," "Backwash," and more.
With the Canadian app, PS3 viewers in Canada can access Crackle movies and TV
-- BIG DADDY
-- CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON
-- REIGN OVER ME
-- AIR FORCE ONE
-- STRANGER THAN FICTION
-- GROUNDHOG DAY
-- HOLLOW MAN
-- THE BIG HIT
-- THE FAN
-- WILD THINGS
-- Marvel Anime series "Wolverine," "X-Men" and "Ironman"
-- "The Spectacular Spider Man"
Along with the PS3 system and Sony Connected Devices, Crackle is accessible on
an expanding distribution network including Sony and other manufacturers'
Android phones and tablets; the iPhone, iPad and iPod; Roku players; Xbox LIVE
service; and Windows Phones, Barnes & Noble's NOOK Tablet devices and Amazon's
Kindle Fire, among others. A full list of Crackle's extended availability can
be found on www.crackle.com/outreach/platforms.
Crackle, Inc. Crackle, Inc. is a multi-platform next-generation video
entertainment network that distributes digital content including original
series and full-length traditional programming from Sony Pictures' vast
library of television series and feature films in addition to the libraries of
other studios. Crackle is one of the fastest growing entertainment
destinations on the Internet, mobile and over-the-top devices, offering
audiences high-quality programming in a variety of genres, including comedy,
action, sci-fi, horror and music. Crackle reaches an impressive audience
through its diverse online and mobile distribution network. Crackle is
available in the US, Canada, UK, AU, Latin America and Brazil. Visit Crackle's
site at www.crackle.com or find Crackle on Facebook at
Chris DeHaan, 42West for Crackle, +1-310-477-4442, Chris.DeHaan@42West.net;
Devon Sanceda, Sony Pictures Television, +1-310-244-8952,
PRN Photo Desk, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Crackle, Inc.
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