CULVER CITY, Calif., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crackle and NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution today announced an exclusive, multi-year content licensing deal to stream feature films from NBCUniversal's rich film library on the free, ad-supported streaming service. Beginning today, Crackle users will instantly have access to several new premium library feature films, with more than 140 new library titles rolling out over the next three years.
The deal gives Crackle the exclusive ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) rights to a variety of feature films including the big-screen reboot of MIAMI VICE, starring Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx; the powerful war drama JARHEAD, starring Jake Gyllenhaal; the remake of KING KONG, starring Naomi Watts and Jack Black; and the Academy Award® winning biography RAY, starring Jamie Foxx.
"As an ad-supported, over-the-top network we pride ourselves on having a prime selection of premium content. Bringing NBCUniversal's collection of library films to Crackle complements our original programming and reinforces our commitment to provide viewers with even more streaming choices," said Philip Lynch, senior vice president of Digital Networks & Games for Sony Pictures Television.
"Crackle is an innovative and growing new platform and we are excited that their viewers will be able to enjoy these great films from Universal's film library," said Todd Whiting, senior vice president for NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution.
Crackle, a unit of Sony Pictures Television, programs Hollywood movies, TV shows and original series and films for the world's connected audience. Available in 21 countries, Crackle specializes in genres such as Action, Comedy, Crime, Horror and Sci-fi. Original programming on Crackle includes the psychological thriller Chosen, starring Chad Michael Murray and Rose McGowan; Cleaners, starring David Arquette and Gina Gershon; the first ever made for digital movie EXTRACTION, starring Danny Glover; and the Emmy® nominated Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, starring Jerry Seinfeld. Crackle is always freely accessible on every screen, with no subscription or authentication required. Visit Crackle's site at www.crackle.com. You can also find Crackle on Facebook at www.facebook.com/crackle or follow Crackle on Twitter @Crackle for real time updates.
About NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution, U.S. & Canada:
NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution, U.S. & Canada is responsible for the sales and distribution of NBCUniversal product to all forms of television within the U.S. and Canada. This includes current television and film product as well as content from NBCUniversal's vast library (Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Television, Universal Cable Productions, NBC Late Night properties, etc.) distributed in linear free television, basic cable, pay cable and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) markets. Current off-network cable distribution programming includes "30 Rock," "House," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Monk," "The Office" and "Saturday Night Live," as well as Universal Pictures film content. The division is also responsible for the sales of NBCUniversal content to non-theatrical markets including airlines worldwide.
Naomi Bulochnikov, 310-244-8447, Naomi_Bulochnikov@spe.sony.com
Erika Gutierrez, 424-901-8726, Erika.Gutierrez@42west.net (42West for Crackle)
Shari Culpepper, 646-467-9061, Shari.Culpepper@42West.Net (42West for Crackle)
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