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Crackle streaming service to offer option of traditional network viewing

04/14/2015 03:39 EDT | Updated 06/22/2015 09:59 EDT
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Crackle video streaming service, known best for Jerry Seinfeld's motorized interview series with fellow comics, says it wants to be more like a traditional television network.

Currently people can click on Crackle's programming options and stream them when they want. But starting next month, Crackle will run a constant video feed as if it were a TV network, with a schedule of programming.

Visitors will still be able to stream programs at their leisure. But network chief Eric Berger says that the linear TV option gives viewers the "serendipity" of being able to discover something new when they don't expect it.

The change will also make it easier for traditional advertisers.