Crackle and NBCUniversal Television form new multi-year deal
A new partnership between Crackle and NBCUniversal Television was announced today, the exclusive, multi-year content licensing deal will 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