Diginet Crackle Airs Free TV, Movies
Sony Pictures Entertainment's mid-sized digital video platform, Crackle, now says it is the first platform to offer full-length, ad-supported movies on a number of Sony-manufactured consumer devices and other equipment/services.
Crackle says ad-supported full-length movies and television series can be seen on Sony's game console PlayStation 3 and its Bravia line of TV sets, as well as on Blu-ray Players and on Roku Devices.
Unlike other major TV and movie studios that are pushing more for consumers to pay for content, Sony says it is committed to offering consumers a free, ad-based model -- supported, says Eric Berger, senior vice president of digital networks of Sony Pictures Television.
Crackle says viewers spend 50 minutes per visit on average to the site on connected TVs. Crackle can be found in the Channel Store on Roku, on the PlayStation 3 Internet Browser home screen and on all Bravia internet-connected devices, including Sony Blu-ray players and Bravia televisions. In addition, Crackle has been a launch partner with Google TV.
Movies come from Sony Pictures Entertainment brands: Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics. Movie titles are refreshed frequently, featuring approximately 20 new titles per month.
Current and upcoming movies include: "The Da Vinci Code," "21," "Ghostbusters," "Bad Boys," "Big Daddy," "Gridiron Gang," "We Own the Night," "Eight Millimeter," "Ultraviolet," "A Few Good Men," "The Patriot" and "Mr. Deeds."