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Chicken Soup for the Soul greenlights Mutual Aid Brigade

Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group, a division of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, has greenlit the pilot for the reality series Mutual Aid Brigade and will begin production in April. Co-hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress Debra Messing and author, speaker, and activist Shelly Tygielski, the series puts a new spin on the […]

January 25, 2023

Chicken Soup for the Soul reports record quarter

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, a provider of premium content to value-conscious consumers, has announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30th 2022. “This has been the best financial quarter in our history, and our position in the free and low-cost streaming ecosystem is stronger than ever after completing the acquisition […]

November 15, 2022

Redbox, Crackle on VIZIO TV remotes in 2023

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has announced an expanded deal with VIZIO that brings the Redbox and Crackle free streaming apps to VIZIO remote controls. In the second half of 2023, consumers who purchase new VIZIO TVs will have immediate access to the Redbox and Crackle AVoD services through dedicated buttons. The Redbox and […]

November 14, 2022

Inside The Black Box season 2 on Crackle

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, and Publicis Media’s APX Content Ventures, have announced a second season of the award-winning series Inside The Black Box will premiere December 1st exclusively on the Crackle streaming app. The series will be available to stream for free on a wide variety of devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, […]

November 8, 2022

Redbox surpasses 150 FAST channels

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has announced that its Redbox Free Live TV service has surpassed 150 free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channels. Fear Factor, Deal or No Deal, The Biggest Loser, and Wipeout Xtra FAST channels, all from  producer-distributor Banijay, were recently added. In addition, Cowboy Way, True Crime Now, Paranormal Files and […]

November 4, 2022

Chicken Soup for the Soul partners with APX on reality series

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, one of the largest operators of AVoD streaming services, and Publicis Media’s APX Content Ventures, a global offering dedicated to investing in quality and mission-driven programming, today announced an extension to their current agreement to expand the companies’ content financing partnership and elevate the voices of underserved audiences. The […]

October 18, 2022

Crackle button on Hisense TV remotes

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 […]

October 13, 2022

Chicken Soup for the Soul names Oppenheim as CCO

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, the AVoD service, has announced the appointment of entertainment and streaming industry veteran Phil Oppenheim, as chief content officer. In this newly created role, which begins on November 1st, Oppenheim will lead all facets of content strategy across physical and streaming brands, including Redbox and Crackle, helping to grow […]

October 5, 2022

Chicken Soup for the Soul names new leadership team

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s chairman and chief executive officer, William J. Rouhana, has announced the formation of a new senior leadership team drawn from both Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment and Redbox. As previously announced, entertainment and streaming industry veterans Galen C. Smith, executive vice chairman, and Jonathan Katz, president, will lead […]

August 22, 2022

Chicken Soup for the Soul completes Redbox acquisition

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has completed the acquisition of Redbox Entertainment – a deal first reported in May – creating a content and distribution offering targeting value-conscious consumers in the US. The combined companies now offer AVoD services, over 145 free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channels, TVoD, and a network of over 36,000 […]

August 11, 2022