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CRACKLE EXPANDS DISTRIBUTION IN AUSTRALIA


SYDNEY - (April 17, 2012) - Crackle, Sony Pictures Television's (SPT) multi-platform video entertainment network, announced a major distribution expansion today extending its offering of ad-supported full-length movies and television series to all consumers with Sony's Blu-ray players, BRAVIA televisions and Network Media Players in Australia. The announcement was made by Eric Berger, executive vice president, digital networks, SPT.
Crackle's ad-supported service provides consumers with a uniquely curated experience that includes Hollywood movies in genres including action, comedy, crime, horror, thriller and sci-fi, plus hit TV series and award-winning Crackle original programming - all of which can be accessed online, via mobile, and now, on a broad selection of connected devices in the region.
"Crackle draws viewers in with its unique offering of ad-supported Hollywood films and television series," said Berger. "By making our collection of content available on even more devices in Australia, we're bringing an unparalleled viewing experience directly to consumers through their internet-enabled televisions."
A sampling of the movie and TV offerings available on Sony devices in Australia includes:

  • THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN
  • HIGH SCHOOL HIGH
  • IDLE HANDS
  • LA BAMBA
  • "Jackie Chan Adventures"
  • "Kurozuka"
  • "Ripley's Believe it or Not"

Crackle can be accessed from the Video section of BRAVIA Internet Video devices. Titles are refreshed monthly with movies and TV series from studios including Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics. In the U.S., Crackle ranks as one of the top five video channels on Sony's BRAVIA, Blu-ray devices and Network Media Players. The launch of Crackle on the Sony devices in Australia expands Crackle's existing presence in the region which includes: Crackle's website (www.crackle.com), Xbox LIVE and Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) and AndroidTM platforms, where Crackle has ranked among the top five entertainment apps. Crackle on Sony's BRAVIA, Blu-ray devices and Network Media Players is available in the U.S., CA, the UK and Australia.

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About Crackle, Inc.

From fast-paced action, to escapist comedy to binge-worthy dramas, Crackle features a robust library of curated and entertaining acquisitions and premium original content for today's connected and engaged enthusiast audience‎. Sony Pictures Television Networks' free, ad-supported network offers an ever-changing lineup of Hollywood’s top feature films and popular TV shows and is accessible in the U.S. and Canada with no subscription or commitment required. New titles, in genres including Drama, Action, Fandom, Comedy and Thriller, are added each month and content is accessible on every connected device. Available in 21 countries, including Latin America, Crackle lets viewers login to save favorites and resume watching on any platform.  For more information, go to www.crackle.com or follow @Crackle ‎on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for real-time updates.

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