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Press release from CNW Group

Crackle Expands Distribution in Canada

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Crackle Expands Distribution in Canada13:14 EDT Thursday, April 12, 2012Brings Free Full-Length Hollywood Movies and TV Favorites to Sony's BRAVIA, Blu-ray Players and Network Media PlayersTORONTO, April 12, 2012 /CNW/ - 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 Canada. The announcement was made by Eric Berger, executive vice president, digital networks, SPT.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110329/LA73035LOGO) 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 Canada, 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 Canada includes: AIR FORCE ONE BIG DADDY CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON A FEW GOOD MEN THE INTERNATIONAL "Jackie Chan Adventures" "SWAT" "The Jeffersons" "Charlie's Angels" Animax – including 60 hit Anime titles such as: "Samurai X," "Blood+" and "Kurozuka"Crackle can be accessed from the Video section on the Sony Entertainment Network. 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 Canada expands Crackle's existing presence in the region which includes: Crackle's website (www.crackle.ca), Xbox LIVE, PlayStation 3 game consoles and Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) and Android™ 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.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.comSOURCE Sony Pictures TelevisionFor further information: Katie Wittenburg of Sony Pictures Television, +1-310-244-8834, katie_wittenburg@spe.sony.comhttp://www.crackle.comhttp://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110329/LA73035LOGOPRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com