[Culver City, CA and Waterloo, ON] – Sony Pictures Television and BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) announced today the availability of the Crackle app for BlackBerry® 10 smartphones on the BlackBerry® World™ storefront.
Crackle is a popular, next-generation video entertainment network that offers hundreds of Hollywood movies, television series and originals for free with minimal commercial interruption. Content is uncut and unedited, and programmed from several genres, including action, comedy, crime, anime, horror, music, thriller and sci-fi. BlackBerry worked with Crackle to create the app for the new BlackBerry 10 platform, and is now available for the BlackBerry® Z10 and BlackBerry® Q10 smartphones.
Crackle is available in 22 countries, including the U.S., Canada, the UK, Australia, Brazil and other countries in Latin America.
“Crackle users have demanded a high-quality, cross-platform viewing experience when and where they want it,” says Phil Lynch, senior vice president, Digital Networks & Games, Sony Pictures Television. “With the launch of the Crackle App on BlackBerry 10, we’re excited to offer BlackBerry customers the opportunity to access Crackle’s premium programming on the go.”
“Mobile entertainment is a very important part of the BlackBerry 10 experience,” said Martyn Mallick, vice president of Global Alliances and Business Development for BlackBerry. “The Crackle application is a great complement to the robust catalogue of television shows and movies on BlackBerry World.”
A global leader in wireless innovation, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. BlackBerry is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: BBRY) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BB). For more information, visit www.blackberry.com.
Crackle, Inc. is a multi-platform next-generation video entertainment network that distributes digital content including original series and full-length traditional programming from Sony Pictures’ vast library of television series and feature films in addition to the libraries of other studios. Crackle is one of the fastest growing entertainment destinations on the Internet, mobile and over-the-top devices, offering audiences high-quality programming in a variety of genres, including comedy, action, sci-fi, horror and music. Crackle reaches an impressive audience through its diverse online and mobile distribution network. Crackle is available in the US, Canada, UK, AU, Latin America and Brazil. Visit Crackle’s site at www.crackle.com or find Crackle on Facebook at www.facebook.com/crackle.