CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Crackle, Inc., Sony Pictures Entertainment's multi-platform video entertainment network, has announced Animax, the world's largest anime channel, will now appear on its multi-platform network in the U.S. and Canada. This launch brings some of the most beloved franchises, sought-after series and titles not previously available in the U.S. or Canada to Crackle users. Offering an extensive collection of anime content with curated updates, the Animax channel on Crackle will be available via the Crackle site as well as on tablets, mobile and OTT devices.
"We are thrilled to bring new, exclusive anime series and films to Crackle fans, providing the widest distribution of free anime content on mobile and OTT devices," said Eric Berger, EVP, Digital Networks, Sony Pictures Television. "Crackle is the single best multi-platform source of free, ad-supported movies and television and the launch of Animax is no exception."
The launch of Animax on Crackle marks the U.S. and Canadian entry of the largest cable network in Japan and the largest anime channel in the world. Numerous series will also be available exclusively on Crackle.
Currently, 25 anime series and eight anime films are housed on Crackle, such as:
- "Samurai X"
- "Blue Exorcist"
- "Blood +"
- "Fist of the North Star"
- "Viper's Creed"
With Animax, Crackle will launch a long list of new series and movies, such as:
- "Kurozuka" (US Premiere and Crackle-exclusive)
- "Initial D"
- "Ikki Tousen"
- "Aquarion" "Murder Princess"
- "Kaena: The Prophecy"
- "Blood: The Last Vampire"
New episodes and/or series will launch every Wednesday on Crackle.
Crackle, Inc. 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.
SOURCE Crackle, Inc.