An expanded contract with VIZIO gives consumers one-click access to tens of thousands of movies and TV shows via streaming apps Crackle and Redbox
NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE), one of the largest providers of premium content for value-conscious consumers, today announced an expanded deal with VIZIO, making Redbox and Crackle free to stream of apps on VIZIO remote controls. In the second half of 2023, consumers who buy new VIZIO TVs will have instant access to Redbox and Crackle’s ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) services via dedicated buttons. The Redbox and Crackle apps give VIZIO users access to a wide range of content, from ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) titles and over 150 free live TV channels (FAST) to the latest movies and TV series available for purchase or rental. Both services continue to scale their content offerings, offering tens of thousands of titles to stream.
“We’re excited to expand our footprint with VIZIO and give customers instant access to our extensive libraries in Redbox and Crackle,” said Adam Mosam, Chief Digital Officer of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. “This comes at an optimal time as we expand our AVOD and FAST offerings over the coming year.”
“As one of the first to introduce the Chicken Soup for the Soul app and Crackle FAST channels to our free streaming service WatchFree+, we are excited to offer new VIZIO customers direct access to the Crackle and Redbox streaming services to be able to offer via the VIZIO remote control. said Seta Goldstein, Director of Content & Technology Partnerships at VIZIO. “Our expanded relationship with Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment makes it easy for VIZIO users to discover Crackle and Redbox programs – at the touch of a button.”
Recent releases from Crackle include the Wedding Party series wedding talk, the second season of Crackle Original The wallthe pet-focused lifestyle series Dens for petsthe award-winning BBC series sherlockwith Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, and the third season of the award-winning series Go out of business.
The streaming services Crackle and Redbox are currently used across more than 140 touchpoints in the US on platforms such as Amazon Fire TV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, VIZIO), gaming consoles (PS4 and Xbox One), Plex, iOS , and Android mobile devices and desktops at Crackle.com and Redbox.com with plans to expand to 160+ touchpoints this year.
About chicken soup for soul entertainment
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) provides premium content for value-conscious consumers. The company is one of the largest ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) companies in the US with three flagship AVOD streaming services: Redbox, Crackle, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. In addition, the company operates Redbox Free Live TV, a free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) service with over 150 channels, as well as a transactional video-on-demand (TVOD) service and a network of approximately 36,000 kiosks across the United States for DVD rental. To provide original and exclusive content to its viewers, the Company creates, acquires and distributes films and television series through its Screen Media and Chicken Soup subsidiaries for Soul TV Group. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.
Our mission at VIZIO Holding Corp. (NYSE: VZIO), founded and headquartered in Orange County, California, is to deliver immersive entertainment and compelling lifestyle enhancements that place our products at the heart of the connected home. We are powering the future of TVs through our integrated platform of cutting-edge smart TVs and a powerful operating system. We also offer a portfolio of innovative soundbars that offer consumers an elevated audio experience. Our platform gives content providers more ways to get their content out there and advertisers more tools to connect with the right audience.
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