New York – Crackle, the multi-platform digital entertainment network, released a line-up of new original programming and returning series at the Digital Content NewFronts in New York City on April 30. Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle, Breaking Bad), Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill), Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage), and sportscaster Dan Patrick were all on hand alongside Sony Pictures Television executives for Crackle’s second year at the annual NewFronts presentations.
The new line-up features more than 100 episodes of original programming including exciting new productions and returning hits across a variety of genres such as sports, comedy, thrillers, and music involving some of Hollywood’s most sought-after talent including Jerry Seinfeld, Robert Downey Jr., Bryan Cranston, Jeremy Renner and Dan Patrick.
Crackle’s NewFronts presentation comes on the heels of the news that Crackle won the People’s Voice Award for Best Media Streaming.
“As both studio and network, Crackle controls content AND distribution,” said Eric Berger, Executive Vice President of Digital Networks for Sony Pictures Television and General Manager of Crackle. “As a result we are able to provide quality long form programming and unique solutions to advertisers, with certainty around the content, platforms and timing. With unmatched OTT distribution, we’re offering the next evolution of television, including an audience not reachable through traditional television.”
Crackle has inked a video upfront agreement with Spark, part of the Publicis Groupe, that gives the agency and its clients access to premium video inventory across Crackle’s long form entertainment network. The deal includes a first look at a number of integrations into Crackle original shows and movies and also awards them a first look at upcoming measurement and video capabilities.
As announced at Crackle’s Digital Content NewFronts presentation, full descriptions of new and returning original programming are as follows:
12 episode Series Scheduled to Premiere on Crackle in August
A sophisticated, intense thriller, starring Jesse Bradford (Bring It On), Summer Glau (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement), and Bruce Davison (X-Men) about a jury sequestered in a hotel while deliberating a court case with massive implications. Series is produced by Lifeboat Productions and created by Aaron Tracy.
Game Show Series scheduled to air weekly on Crackle for 52 Weeks
Sports Jeopardy!, which will be hosted by the Emmy-Award winning sportscaster Dan Patrick, is a spinoff of Sony Pictures’ record Emmy-Award winning hit game show. Sports Jeopardy! will be unique in its level of interactivity, allowing viewers to download a mobile application that will interact with the show as a second screen application to unlock new clues.
Feature film scheduled to premiere this winter, 90 Minutes
Jeremy Renner and Don Handfield (The Hurt Locker, The Town) executive produce this suspenseful thriller about a notorious hacker captured by the CIA who is given a proposition to work for them or spend the rest of his life in prison.
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