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Full-Length Comedy, Action, Drama, And Sci-Fi Movies From Crackle Movies Now Available On V Cast Video
New Movie Subscription Option Brings More Entertainment Choices from Sony Pictures to Verizon Wireless Customers
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and CULVER CITY, Calif.- August 31, 2010 - Verizon Wireless announced today that a new premium subscription movie service from Crackle, the multi-platform video entertainment network from Sony Pictures Television, is now offered on V CAST Video. Available on the largest, most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network in the United States, Crackle Movies provide Verizon Wireless customers an unparalleled lineup of movie hits from the Sony Pictures library, including "Cable Guy," "Finding Graceland," "Blind Date," "The China Syndrome," "Easy Rider," "Gattaca," "La Bamba," and more to watch on their phones.
"We're excited to bring Crackle's selection of great movies to Verizon Wireless," said Eric Berger, senior vice president, digital networks, Sony Pictures Television. "Together, we are enhancing the mobile entertainment experience for Verizon Wireless customers with highly engaging full-length features."
"This new option for V CAST Video customers will let them watch movies on demand on their phones. Crackle Movies' catalog rounds out the choices for our customers," said Terry Denson, vice president of content acquisition and strategy at Verizon.
Crackle Movies' content on V CAST Video features a wide array of genres, including comedy, action, drama, sci-fi and popular feature films. More than 19 movies are available to subscribers at launch, with a refresh of two movies per week, allowing customers to access at least 25 different movies per month. Crackle Movies can be found on V CAST-capable phones in the Media Center/Get It Now® under V CAST Video/Pop Culture/Crackle Movies. Customers with select BlackBerry® smartphones can find content on their handsets under Menu/V CAST Video/Pop Culture/Crackle Movies, and customers with Android smartphones can find the V CAST Video app in Android Market by searching for V CAST Video. Customers can also access other premium Crackle content, including Crackle Originals, a highly acclaimed Web series ranging from comedy to suspense, and Minisodes, shorter versions of classic television shows, under the "Cutting Edge" category.
A Crackle Movies premium subscription is available to customers for $5.99 per month in addition to the $10 monthly subscription for V CAST Video on Demand. There are no megabyte charges to download, stream or watch V CAST content with any V CAST subscription; however, customers must subscribe to a data package for a data usage allowance. For more information about V CAST Video, including how to subscribe, visit www.verizonwireless.com/vcast.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 92 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
Crackle, Inc., a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, is a multi-platform next-generation video entertainment network that distributes digital content including original short form series and full-length traditional programming from Sony Pictures' vast library of television series and feature films. Crackle is one of the fastest growing entertainment destinations on the Internet today, offering audiences quality programming in a variety of genres, including comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, music and reality. Crackle reaches an impressive audience through its diverse online and mobile distribution network. Visit Crackle's site at www.crackle.com.
Sony Pictures Entertainment