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PHILIP LYNCH NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DIGITAL NETWORKS & GAMES, SONY PICTURES TELEVISION


CULVER CITY, CA (July 10, 2012)Philip Lynch has been promoted to senior vice president, digital networks & games, for Sony Pictures Television (SPT), it was announced today by Eric Berger, executive vice president, digital networks, SPT, to whom he reports. 

In this role, Lynch is responsible for negotiating distribution deals and managing relationships with partners on behalf of Crackle, the studio's multi-platform video entertainment network worldwide, and for acquisitions and programming for Crackle's English language services in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.  He will also oversee future expansion of Crackle into new territories.  Additionally, Lynch supervises the game applications business for the studio's shows such as Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!


Previously, Lynch served as vice president, digital distribution & mobile entertainment where he managed all distribution, business development, licensing, account management and programming functions for the mobile games group as well as Crackle.  In the last year under Lynch's purview, Crackle has expanded into the UK, Canada and Australia as well as launched applications on iOS, Android, Xbox, ROKU, GoogleTV and Playstation. Crackle was selected as a Top 5 Entertainment Application for 2011 and is ranked as a Top 5 application on Roku and Sony connected devices.

Lynch joined SPT in 2007 as director of digital distribution and services and launched Sony Pictures cross platform digital ad supported and transactional businesses.  Beforehand, Lynch was vice president of business development at FUN Games and served in various business development and product roles at IAC/InterActive Corp, RampRate Advisors and Yahoo Music.

Lynch graduated from Brown University with a double bachelor's degree in organization behavior management and sociology.  He currently serves as the class alumni communications officer for his graduating class.

About Crackle, Inc.
Crackle, Inc., a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, is a multi-platform next-generation video entertainment network that distributes digital content including original short form series and full-length traditional television programming and feature films from Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems and others. Crackle is one of the fastest growing entertainment destinations on the Internet today, offering audiences quality programming in a variety of genres, including comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, music and reality. Crackle reaches an impressive audience through its diverse online and mobile distribution network. Visit Crackle at www.crackle.com

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About Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television (www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 11 countries and also maintains offices in 31 countries. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio includes 150 channel feeds available in 178 countries, reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages the studio’s premium streaming network, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of the cable channel Game Show Network (GSN). SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and DoctorOZ.com.