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Chicken Soup for the Soul signs AMC FAST deal

May 15, 2023

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has signed a deal with AMC Networks to add 12 Free Ad-Supported Streaming Television (FAST) channels. These new channels include the post-apocalyptic horror drama The Walking Dead Universe, the sketch comedy series Portlandia, and sports fan-focused MSG SportsZone. The channels will soon be available and can be accessed through the Redbox app on Roku, Samsung TVs, and many other devices. The Redbox Free Live TV service will soon surpass 180 FAST channels and expects to eclipse 200 by early summer. The company recently announced adding channels from Fremantle Media, including The Jamie Oliver Channel and Supermarket Sweep.

The Walking Dead and Portlandia are some of AMC Networks’ most iconic series, and the ability for our consumers to watch them 24 hours a day will be an immediate hit,” commented Laura Florence, senior vice president and general manager of digital for Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. “Our Redbox Free Live TV app continues to scale with brands and series our viewers know and love. We should quickly reach 200 channels by summer and have plans to scale even further later this year.”

“Making our popular and high-quality content available to viewers whenever and wherever they might want to watch it on ad-supported platforms with our show and network brands clearly present is central to our distribution philosophy,” added Evan Adlman, EVP of commercial sales and revenue operations for AMC Networks. “We are thrilled to expand the reach of our FAST channels and shows on Redbox Free Live TV through this exciting partnership.”

The AMC channels coming to Redbox Live TV are:

  • The Walking Dead Universe – Join Daryl, Michonne, the Clarks and more from the world of The Walking Dead. Enjoy 24-hour programming on The Walking Dead Universe channel, including cast interviews, behind-the-scenes moments, and more
  • Portlandia –  Episodes of the Emmy- nominated and Peabody Award-winning hit series starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, all the time
  • Stories by AMC – Bold and inventive AMC shows.
  • AMC Thrillers – A collection of heart-pounding action/thrillers.
  • Slightly Off IFC – Slightly Off IFC is the home of the unexpected—from cult favourite sketch series to the offbeat comedic masterworks of some of the biggest names in comedy
  • IFC Films Picks – Star-studded dramas. Chilling thrillers. Groundbreaking documentaries. The best independent films from IFC Films & IFC Midnight
  • All Reality WE tv Real moments. Real stories. Real drama.
  • All Weddings WE tv – Brides, bling and drama.
  • AMC en Español – Critically acclaimed shows, 100 per cent in Spanish
  • ALLBLK Gems – The best of ALLBLK, all the time
  • MSG SportsZone – The home for the sports super fan
  • Anime X HIDIVE – HIDIVE’s action-packed assortment offering classic series and hot hits fresh from Japan.

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