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Crackle Plus names executive team

Philippe Guelton has been named president of Crackle Plus and will also remain as executive vice president of CSS Entertainment and president of VOD networks; Darren Olive has been named executive vice president of advertising sales; Jason Schaeffer has been named senior vice president of business development, marketing and business intelligence; and Tony Simon has been named senior vice president of content and operations. – Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2IrpKSe

A Dozen People Lose Their Jobs In Layoffs At The Sony Crackle Streaming Service

The job cuts are part of a restructuring of Sony Crackle’s business that entails merging its digital ad sales and solutions divisions. Among those displacing in the layoffs are an SVP Digital Sales and a VP of the games division. The layoffs were first reported by Variety, which described them as being part of ongoing cost-cutting at the film studio. – Dawn C. Chmielewski, Deadline Hollywood https://ift.tt/2wRsCFj

‘The Oath’: Cory Hardrict Joins Crackle Drama Series

Cory Hardrict will play Officer Cole Hammond, a cop whose cool and composed demeanor conceals an underlying sense of paranoia. Raised by white foster parents, Hammond is fueled by an intense dedication to protect the only family he has ever had — putting him at odds with the other members of the Ravens gang. He joins an ensemble cast that includes Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) and Ryan Kwanten (True Blood). – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood http://dlvr.it/PQlFXm

‘The Oath’: Ryan Kwanten To Co-Star In Crackle Drama Series

Ryan Kwanten will play Steve Hammond, son of Tom Hammond (Bean) and the leader of a cop gang, The Ravens. A cool, pragmatic, reluctant leader with the mind and instincts of a shrewd tactician, Hammond is a survivor–a natural protector who values taking care of those closest to him, his family, his team. – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood http://dlvr.it/PQTgRt

Sony’s Crackle Greenlights Shows From 50 Cent, Smosh’s Ian Hecox; Renews ‘Snatch,’ ‘SuperMansion’

Crackle has assembled a new slate of original programming, including two crime-themed drama series from rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and a weekly highlights show hosted by YouTube star Ian Hecox. Execs announced the shows at the ad-supported internet network’s upfront presentation for advertisers Wednesday at Manhattan’s Sony Square NYC venue. – Todd Spangler, Variety http://ift.tt/2pRFC5n

Sony’s Crackle Picks Up ’80s Anime Series ‘Robotech’ to Anchor New Channel

Crackle, Sony’s free video-streaming network, has acquired the complete series of Harmony Gold’s 1980s sci-fi anime series “Robotech,” as well as the feature film “Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles.” Starting May 15, all 85 half-hour episodes of “Robotech,” along with the 88-minute film, will launch on Crackle Anime, one of the network’s new genre channels. – Todd Spangler, Variety

Sonys streaming service Crackle unveils its plans for VR contentand VR ads

What Sony says makes its offering unique is that it has already jumped ahead to thinking about how the new format can be monetized. While most video content providers are still experimenting with VR programming, Crackle says it’s the first ad-supported video-on-demand network to provide VR-based advertising opportunities for brands. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch

T-Mobile Now Lets You Stream Video Without It Counting Toward Your Data

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[F]or its tenth event, T-Mobile went big. Say goodbye to video streaming nomming away your data. […] [CEO John Legere] just confirmed things during an event in LA, describing the move as “disrupting the scam” that is cellular data. It works a lot like Music Freedom, which T-Mobile introduced in June last year. It works with 24 different services including Netflix, HBO , Hulu, Sling TV, WatchESPN, Vevo, and all kinds of others. T-Mobile calls the service Binge On. It’s all free. Obviously, the biggest missing link is YouTube, but T-Mobile says they’re working with Google on getting YouTube in the program. […] Binge On is available starting November 15 for existing customers and November 19 for new plans, and if you can get Sling TV 30 percent of now if you’re on T-Mobile. – Darren Orf, Gizmodo
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