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COS COB, Conn., Feb. 15 Feb. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Inc. (“the Company”) (CSSE), one of the largest streaming ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) operators, today announced Today the upcoming launch of its free Chicken Soup for the Soul AVOD streaming service with thousands of hours of family-friendly movies and TV shows, including feel-good movies, series about food, home and travel, lifestyle and parenting shows. Hundreds of hours of exclusive content will come from the Kin Community, Reel One, Sonar Library, and Chicken Soup for the Soul Originals. The Chicken Soup for the Soul streaming service is currently available as a FAST channel on Plex, FreeCast, Redbox, LG Channels, Stirr, XUMO, VIZIO’s free streaming service, WatchFree+, with the service’s VOD launch coming soon.
“When planning the launch of the Chicken Soup for the Soul AVOD streaming service, we set the bar very high,” said Jeff Meier, head of programming for Crackle Plus. “We’ve exceeded our own expectations and are launching with a substantial amount of high-quality content featuring stars and well-known TV personalities that we believe will be a perfect fit for our audience.”
One of Kin Community’s new original series launches will be Comfort kitchen hosted by Tia Mowry (sister, sister and Family meeting) which will take viewers into her kitchen, teaching them how to make all of her favorite homemade recipes, with celebrity guests joining in to chop, stir and taste. New episodes of this series will premiere on the streaming service. Kin Community, a leader in celebrity-focused lifestyle programming, will also provide hundreds of hours of AVOD-exclusive lifestyle content, such as All Things Adrienne with Adrienne Houghton (The Cheetah Girls, The Masked Singer), Hello Hunnay with Jeannie May (The truth), Side by side with Malika (sky high, ATL) and Khadijah (sky high, happy feet), as well as many others.
“Tia Mowry’s Comfort kitchen is the perfect series to launch Kin’s partnership with Chicken Soup for the Soul,” said Michael Wayne, General Manager of Kin Community. “The combination of world-class talent like Tia and Kin’s premium lifestyle programming will help build a meaningful audience for Chicken Soup’s new AVOD offering.”
Scripted, Chicken Soup for the Soul will feature original films from Reel One Entertainment, a global production company specializing in scripted drama content enjoyed by millions of viewers worldwide. These original titles will air one per month and will be the first of a series of additional original scripted shows to be announced. Reel One Entertainment titles will include For the Love of Chocolate, Love Afloat, A Priceless Love, A Slice of Chicago Romance, Love for Starters, A Bouquet of Love, Love Map, A Snapshot of Forever, Love Amongst the Stars, The Beauty of Love, Love at the ranch, and Love is in full swing.
“The Reel One team is excited to be working with the Chicken Soup for the Soul streaming service,” said Tom Berry, CEO of Reel One Entertainment. “Their hugely loyal following is a perfect match for the fun and romantic themes that our titles will represent as original content on their network. We are thrilled to play a part in the historic launch of this entertainment destination.”
Classic series and films from the Sonar library such as mothers and daughters (Susan Sarandon, Sharon Stone, Courteney Cox, Christina Ricci, Selma Blair, Mira Sorvino), morning glory (Christopher Reeve, Deborah Raffin) My boyfriend’s back (Sandy Duncan, Jill Eikenberry, Judith Light), and more will be available on the streaming service. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment acquired the Sonar Library in April 2021 and brought over 1,400 hours of content comprised of over 600 titles with 268 Emmys and 16 Golden Globes.
Chicken Soup for the Soul will bring home its own Chicken Soup for the Soul Originals streaming service such as hidden heroes, animal tales, The New Americans, project dadand Leaving Broke executive produced with Ashton Kutcher. The All-New Original Soul Chicken Soup will premiere on AVOD on the streaming service smart home nationproduced by Efran Films in association with Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment and Parkside Entertainment, and hosted by Tanya Memme,
“Programming from Kin, Reel One and our Sonar library are great examples of the type of content fans can expect to see on the Chicken Soup for the Soul streaming service,” said Philippe Guelton, President. from Crackle Plus. “We’ve already started branding as a FAST channel and are launching a branded chicken soup ‘platter’ on Crackle, to give fans easy access to content as it rolls out with others. partners over the next few months. ”
Crackle Plus streaming services are currently distributed through 60 US touchpoints on platforms including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, VIZIO), game consoles (PS4 and Xbox One ), Plex, iOS and Android. mobile devices and desktop computers Crackle.com, with previously announced plans to expand to more than 80 touchpoints. Crackle is also available in approximately 500,000 Marriott Bonvoy hotel rooms.
ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR SOUL ENTERTAINMENT
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (CSSE) (the “Company”) operates video-on-demand (VOD) streaming networks. The company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad-supported and subscription VOD networks, including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The Company also acquires and distributes video content through its subsidiary Screen Media and produces original video content through Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the popular book series and produces premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand.
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