TV streaming service Philo today announced that it is adding Crackle, an AVOD (Ad-supported Video on Demand) service owned and operated by Crackle Plus, bringing thousands of movies and TV episodes on demand to its lineup and significantly increasing the amount of VOD content available to all subscribers. In addition to Crackle, starting today, […]
The entertainment company has sold a majority stake in the online video business to Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, part of the Connecticut-based company behind the inspirational book series. Together, the two companies will operate a new joint venture, Crackle Plus, that will house the ad-supported streaming service.
The Culver City-based studio has hired investment bank Moelis & Co. to find partners for the streaming service, which has struggled to compete in the fast-growing online video market.
HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama will be Jerry Seinfeld’s first guest when the seventh season of his online talk show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” opens Dec. 30. The show features the New York comedian picking up fellow comics in classic cars and taking them out for coffee and conversation. Obama and Seinfeld spoke […]
Jerry Seinfeld could have picked anywhere to make his hit show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. So why did the star of one of the most popular TV shows of all time make a Web series — one that features him picking up comics in classic cars and taking them out to banter over coffee — and then put it on Crackle, a network few people had ever heard of?
Crackle, Sony Pictures’ online network has been on a roll lately, riding on the coattails of Jerry Seinfeld’s hit show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The network is on track to being profitable, according to leaked documents from last year’s Sony hack. And it’s investing in new shows, like the stop-motion animated comedy SuperMansion, which is debuting this week, and Dennis Quaid-led drama, The Art of More.
Starting next month, the Crackle website will run a constant video stream of programming on a set schedule, its executives said Tuesday. Currently, people can click on Crackle’s programming options and stream them whenever they want, an option that will be preserved. Network chief Eric Berger said that while many Crackle users connecting through smart TVs or video consoles like the freedom to click on what they want, they miss the “serendipity” of tuning in and being exposed to something new.
Sony’s online video service Crackle is pulling out of the “NewFronts,” the digital world’s version of the annual Upfront events when TV networks pitch their upcoming programming to marketers. Why? Because it sees itself as a TV programmer in its own right.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Seinfeld is going back on the road.The comedian announced Thursday that he’ll debut the Web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” on July 19. The interview show will feature Seinfeld’s comedian friends as guests. In a teaser video, Seinfeld is shown driving various vintage cars with Larry David, Ricky Gervais, […]