Crackle launches on Vewd TVs

AVOD operator Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has announced an agreement between Crackle Plus and Vewd. The deal will see the Crackle app launch on smart TVs and set-top boxes powered by OTT and hybrid TV solutions provider Vewd. Vewd powers the app store, home screen, and promotion experiences on such brands as Sony, […]

Crackle launches on VIDAA TVs

VOD operator Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has announced the launch of its AVOD app Crackle on smart TVs with the VIDAA smart operating system. The deal between subsidiary Crackle Plus and the Hisense-manufactured VIDAA will see the Crackle app launch in the US on Hisense smart TVs. VIDAA customers will gain access to […]

Crackle Plus partners with Amagi for FAST distribution

AVOD operator Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has announced a partnership between Crackle Plus and Amagi to power the linear channel experience for Crackle, Popcornflix and other channels on its growing list of Free Ad-Supported TV (FAST) platforms. The channels will be available at launch on platforms like Plex and VIZIO Watch Free, with […]

Sony planning to sell stake in Crackle

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is looking to sell a piece of its streaming service, Crackle, as it looks to grow revenue for the platform and compete with tech rivals. The move was announced by Mike Hopkins (pictured), the former Hulu CEO who joined SPT as chairman last autumn, in a company memo. He said the […]

Crackle chief upped to Sony digital chief

Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) has promoted the boss of its on-demand service, Crackle, to executive VP and chief digital officer. Eric Berger will remain general manager of OTT service Crackle, but also now oversees worldwide digital strategy across all Sony channels. The long-serving exec has been with Sony since 2006 and Crackle since 2008, […]

Netflix poaches Jerry Seinfeld from Crackle

US streamer Netflix has pulled off a big-money coup by signing comedian and writer Jerry Seinfeld to an exclusive multi-faceted production deal. Seinfeld was previously with Sony’s on-demand platform Crackle, with various commentators noting this appears to the first case of one VOD platform poaching talent from another. The pact will see 24 new episodes […]

Crackle unveils web originals

Sony Pictures Television-owned VoD site Crackle has announced a lineup of original programming for the US site.  At its first standalone presentation to advertisers in New York this week, Crackle unveiled a variety of shows including its first one hour scripted series The Art Of More, animated comedy series SuperMansion and Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser […]

Streaming to connected TVs the preferred method of delivery, says Crackle

Streaming films and TV shows on internet-connected TVs is now the “preferred viewing method” according to Sony Pictures Television-owned VoD site, Crackle. The second annual New Living Room study – conducted by Crackle in association with Frank N. Magid Associates – found that more than half the adults surveyed said they prefer to stream content […]

Crackle signs AVOD deal with NBCU

Sony Pictures Television’s on-demand service Crackle has signed a multi-year licensing deal with NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution. The deal gives Crackle exclusive ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) rights feature films such as the Miami Vice reboot, war drama Jarhead, the remake of King Kong; and Academy-winning biography Ray. As of today, the films […]

Sony closing down Crackle in UK

Sony Pictures Television is closing its online channel Crackle in the UK at the end of the month. Users clicking through to the site today were met with a message that read: “We’d like to thank all those who have supported and enjoyed Crackle UK. As of April 1, 2014 Crackle’s UK service will no […]