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Crackle Plus updates Roku app

Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, company and operator of AVoD streaming services, has announced an updated Crackle app on Roku devices. The improvements to the Crackle app environment on Roku devices include an all-new design throughout the application that aims to provide a more intuitive browsing experience for the audience. Some […]

June 24, 2022

Crackle Plus expands CTV ad inventory with Amagi

Amagi, a global leader in cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, has announced a Connected TV (CTV) ad inventory agreement with leading streaming platform and content owner Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, and one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVoD) streaming services. Amagi’s ADS PLUS […]

June 7, 2022

Crackle Plus launches new FAST channels on Local Now

Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, and one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) streaming services, has announced an agreement to launch five FAST channels on Local Now, Allen Media Group’s free streaming platform for local news and entertainment in America. Crackle Plus FAST channels include Crackle, Crackle […]

May 24, 2022

Report: Trends that defined the video market in 2021

Streaming video has exploded and more companies are fighting for a piece of the pie; in an end of year report, Interpret examined the most significant developments impacting the video industry. 2021 brought several welcome changes after a 2020 that was great for subscription streaming services but a challenge for much of the rest of […]

December 22, 2021

Study: AVoD increasingly popular

More than half (50.6 per cent) of US consumers prefer using ad-supported video (AVoD) services to reduce or eliminate subscription fees, according to research from multichannel streaming specialist Future Today, and Variety’s Variety Intelligence Platform (VIP+). Similarly, viewers find the ads shown while streaming are considerably more relevant to their interests compared to those shown […]

September 9, 2021

Quantity equals quality for US AVoDs

As US households increasingly shift towards online content platforms, a quarter of US Internet users now rely on a mix of Advertising-funded Video on Demand (AVoD) and Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) services for their entertainment, notes research firm Ampere Analysis. This figure has risen from 15 per cent in Q1 2020. Ampere’s latest catalogue […]

August 10, 2021

Redbox app on Samsung Smart TVs

US movie and entertainment provider Redbox has added even more ways for its 40 million customers to enjoy entertainment with the addition of Free Live TV and Free On Demand to its Redbox app on Samsung Smart TVs. Through the Redbox app, audiences can browse new release movies for purchase or rent and now enjoy […]

August 5, 2021

Redbox boosts content line-up

US AVoD service Redbox is expanding its line-up of content available through its streaming platform, which includes Free Live TV and Free On Demand. Redbox’s Free Live TV now has 100 linear channels, featuring a wide range of channel partners delivering movies, television, news, sports and lifestyle content programmed for the tastes of Redbox’s 40 […]

July 13, 2021

Study: Disney+ tops US streaming satisfaction

When Covid-19 forced Americans to stay home, many turned to streaming, taking solace in their ability to binge-watch entertainment of all shapes and sizes. But it was only a matter of time before fatigue set in. After a steady mark last year, customer satisfaction with video streaming tumbles 2.6 per cent to a score of […]

June 9, 2021

Bitmovin encoding & AWS for Crackle Plus

Bitmovin, a provider of video infrastructure for global digital media companies, has announced its support for the AWS for Media & Entertainment initiative from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to optimize video encoding workflows, enhance the consumer viewing experience and significantly lower cost. AWS for Media & Entertainment is an initiative featuring new and existing services […]

May 25, 2021