Sony extends Crackle mobile video network to BlackBerry 10


Sony Pictures Television is rolling out a new version of its Crackle mobile video application optimized for devices running the BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) 10 mobile operating system.

Crackle boasts hundreds of free, uncut feature films, television episodes and animated series culled from the Sony Pictures library. Crackle engineers worked with BlackBerry to build the new app for the manufacturer's Z10 and Q10 smartphones. It is available as a free download from the BlackBerry World digital storefront.

Crackle is also available for platforms including Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS, Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android and Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone. Services are available across 22 countries, including the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia and Brazil.

More than 15 million mobile users have now downloaded Crackle apps, Sony Pictures Executive Vice President of Digital Networks Eric Berger told FierceOnlineVideo in April. "The whole connected TV space is a very big piece of the pie and growing for us," Berger said. "We have about 12 million uniques for Crackle overall, and almost half of that is on connected devices, and that's a really big growth area for us."

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