Crackle Starts The New Year On A 'Smart' Note With Expansion To Major Smart TVs And Blu-ray Devices

 Crackle Starts The New Year On A 'Smart' Note With Expansion To Major Smart
                           TVs And Blu-ray Devices

  PR Newswire

  CULVER CITY, California, Jan. 23, 2013

-- LG, Samsung and VIZIO Devices Now Offering Crackle

CULVER CITY, California, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Crackle, the
multi-platform entertainment network, today announced its application is now
available on millions of LG, Samsung and VIZIO Smart TVs, as well as on
Samsung Blu-ray players. With an already established and popular presence on
Sony Internet TVs and Blu-ray players, Crackle is now available on all leading
smart TV manufacturers, bringing on-demand streaming directly to millions of
living rooms.

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Crackle hand-picks Hollywood movies, television and original series to the
tastes of its digitally connected audience, focusing on genres like action,
comedy, crime, horror and sci-fi. The Crackle App and online service is free
to download and free to watch, and offers unlimited ad-supported viewing of
all content available on Crackle.com, including film hits KUNG FU HUSTLE,
BEVERLY HILLS NINJA and THE FAN.

"The penetration of IP-connected TVs and Blu-ray players in the living room is
rapidly growing and these devices are fast becoming the new standard," said
Phil Lynch, Senior Vice President, Digital Networks and Games, Sony Pictures
Television. "We are pleased with Crackle's performance on Sony connected
devices to date—as well as viewers' overwhelmingly positive reception to the
service—and are excited to begin 2013 with a major expansion into these other
leading brands of connected TVs."

Providing high-quality video streaming, Crackle is available on LG Smart TVs
in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia; Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray players
in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia; and VIZIO Smart TVs in the U.S. and
Canada.

Hundreds of films and full-length television episodes available on Crackle are
delivered uncut and unedited — the way they were meant to be viewed. Content
is continuously refreshed, with new titles added every month.

A sampling of Crackle's current content offerings in the U.K. include:

  *KUNG FU HUSTLE
  *BEVERLY HILLS NINJA
  *BOOTY CALL
  *THE FAN
  *GOTHIKA
  *HIGH SCHOOL HIGH
  *STRIPES
  *YOU GOT SERVED
  *Among others

Along with these Smart TV and Blu-ray devices, Crackle is accessible on an
expanding distribution network including the recently launched app for
PlayStation; 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 .

On the aforementioned devices, the Crackle App can be accessed in the
following ways:

  *Through Samsung Apps at http://www.samsung.com/us/appstore
  *As a VIZIO Internet App® from the Yahoo! Connected TV store
    http://www.vizio.com/technology/via
  *Through LG SmartWorld at http://us.lgappstv.com/appspc/main/main/main.lge
    

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 www.facebook.com/crackle .

Contact: Chris de Haan, 42West for Crackle, +1-310-477-4442,
Chris.DeHaan@42West.net; or Devon Sanceda, Sony Pictures Television,
+1-310-244-8952, Devon_Sanceda@spe.sony.com
 
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