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Crackle is Changing Their Name to “Sony Crackle” & Adding More Original Shows

Father curled up on the sofa with his two daughters. They are watching a movie with popcorn.Yesterday at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Sony had several announcements about their free streaming service Crackle.

According to reports from B&C, Sony plans to change Crackles name to Sony Crackle sometime in the Spring of 2018. The announcement was made by Eric Berger, Sony Pictures Television Network Executive CP. “Our goal is to lean in on the power of what Sony stands for,” he said.

Sony went on to announce in a statement sent to Cord Cutters News that Crackle will partner with award-winning producers Douglas Urbanski and Gary Oldman of Flying Studio Pictures on the original drama, “The Butcher.”  According to Sony “The Butcher” is a modern story of one man’s epic investigation to find, hunt down, and kill a serial killer who lives among us — someone who is very human, but also beyond human.

Sony also announced that production is underway in Puerto Rico for season three of the 10-episode original drama series StartUp.” In season one of “StartUp” centered on the world of cryptocurrency. In season two, the focus was on the cost of ambition and we watched as our three unexpected comrades crossed the line in order to get back what was taken from them.

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16 Responses to Crackle is Changing Their Name to “Sony Crackle” & Adding More Original Shows

  1. Bill Eastman January 15, 2018 at 10:19 am #

    They renamed the wrong thing. They should rename PS Vue to SonyTV.

    • monte reed January 15, 2018 at 10:21 am #

      agreed, and why is crackle not part of ps vue? You would think it would have it’s own channel within psvue to help promote it……

      • Herman222 January 15, 2018 at 11:46 am #

        If they do rename it, they’ll probably make it.. “Sony Playstation Vue TV Now WebTV Streaming”.

    • Fred Koot January 15, 2018 at 10:33 am #

      Maybe Sony Vue.

    • SanityChecker January 15, 2018 at 3:21 pm #

      Yeah, many think you need a Playstation to use Vue service. Amazing they haven’t renamed it yet. Foolish really.

      • DesignatedJizTowel January 15, 2018 at 9:10 pm #

        I’m relatively new to cord cutting. About a year. And you are right. In the beginning I believed I would have to have a Playstation to use the service.

  2. Fred Koot January 15, 2018 at 10:32 am #

    Is it me or is there too much content out there, diluting quality.

    • Michael Smith January 15, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

      Its called choices isnt it?

    • Me January 15, 2018 at 9:39 pm #

      I would say too many networks not content. Take all the best content and you could put them on fewer channels and you wouldn’t have umpteen reruns, infomercials and crap content.

  3. BigO January 15, 2018 at 12:36 pm #

    Good news. Plus, they are working on another show, and “The Oath” comes out in March.

  4. Michael Smith January 15, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

    Wish they would get rid of their annoying kazoo commercial for crackle.

  5. James Grayson January 15, 2018 at 3:03 pm #

    Good news about season 3 for StartUp. Great show.

  6. SanityChecker January 15, 2018 at 3:19 pm #

    I was surprised that Sony produced Electric Dreams is on Amazon, not on Crackle. I would’ve still watched with the ads.

  7. Sean Berends January 15, 2018 at 11:39 pm #

    Why not Playstation Crackle?

  8. Mike Thaler January 16, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

    Does anyone watch Crackle? When We first got Roku a couple years ago thot it sounded great. Then discovered there were so many commercial interruptions it takes 3 hours to view a 2 hour movie. Interruptions for ads often come in mid-sentence in the dialog.
    Quickly deleted it.

    • ChanceDM January 16, 2018 at 5:58 pm #

      I noticed that too. I watched a movie on Tubi and only had like 3 or 4 commercials during the movie, one at a time.