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Crackle button on Hisense TV remotes

October 13, 2022

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, an operators of AVoD streaming services, along with VIDAA USA, the company developing and managing the VIDAA platform on Hisense Smart TVs, have announced an agreement to add Crackle streaming services and a Crackle-branded remote control button – providing immediate access to the service on devices powered by VIDAA OS. The button will be available starting early next year on Hisense TVs sold in the US.The companies also announced today that the Crackle and Chicken Soup for the Soul free ad-supported television (FAST) channels will launch on the VIDAA platform. In the coming weeks, the channels will give consumers in the US free access to the best movies and TV series streaming 24 hours a day – including originals such as Wedding Talk and Going From Broke. The channels will be available on the channel guide of the TV, which reduces the need to toggle between applications while accessing content from different providers. The Crackle AVoD app is now available on the VIDAA service.“Hisense is known for its high-quality televisions, which are affordable to cost-conscious consumers,” said Adam Mosam, chief digital officer, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. “The addition of the Crackle app on the VIDAA TV operating system and the remote button will help bring a whole new audience to our service. We have a wide range of amazing content which I know their consumers will enjoy.” “Providing the best free content in the simplest way to consumers is our mission at VIDAA. Which is why the partnership with Crackle is a great addition to our already large lineup of free VOD content as well as FAST channels,” added Nick Ruczaj, VP of Content at VIDAA USA. “We’ve also made the content easy to discover in our platform’s search engine and will be placing the streaming channels right alongside the broadcast TV networks in the programming guide.”

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