Mixture of Hollywood blockbusters, award-winning indies, classic TV and handpicked exclusive and original content
COS COB, Connecticut, August 2, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE), one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, announced Today announced the upcoming August content releases for Crackle.
The three primary Crackle Plus networks, Crackle, Popcornflix and Chicken Soup for the Soul, are continuously being introduced as AVOD or FAST channels on up to 41 platforms at new sales touchpoints. The Crackle Plus networks are currently distributed over 49 touchpoints in the US, with an expansion to 64 touchpoints planned, including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), game consoles (PS4 and XBoxOne), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com. Crackle is also available in around 500,000 hotel rooms in the Marriott Bonvoy chain.
New crackling AVOD Exclusive
Sky fire (Aug 1) A young scientist (Hannah Quinlivan) invents a state-of-the-art volcanic warning system and returns to the tropical island where her mother tragically died in hopes of preventing future deaths. The island is now home to the world’s only volcano theme park and resort, the brainchild of its ruthless owner Jack (Jason Isaacs). Chaos soon breaks out as the once dormant volcano begins to rumble. It is a struggle with nature to leave the island while fiery death and destruction rain down from the mountain.
Pulled over concrete (Aug 1st), After two overzealous police officers (Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn) are suspended by the police, they must plunge into the criminal underworld to receive their fair compensation.
Bent (August 1st) In this explosive crime thriller, a discredited policeman (Karl Urban) accidentally uncovered a deadly government conspiracy linked to the murder of a woman in a car bomb while hunting down his partner’s murderer.
The story goes on
Colonia (August 1), In the heat of the 1973 Chilean military coup, a young woman’s (Emma Watson) desperate search for her kidnapped boyfriend (Daniel Brühl) draws her to the infamous Colonia Dignidad, an ex-Nazi cult that nobody likes has ever escaped. Inspired by true events.
repayment (Aug 1) A damaged former Special Forces soldier (Jason Statham) navigating London’s criminal underworld takes the opportunity to impersonate another man.
Dark tide (Aug 1), A traumatized shark expert (Halle Berry) must fight her own fears to lead an exciting businessman (Oliver Martinez) on a dive into a dangerous section of water called Shark Alley.
New crackle original
The Unusual Story of Very Ordinary Things (August 19th), Do you think you know your story? You haven’t heard the full story yet … Did you know that high heels are from ancient Egypt? And what do chocolate bars have to do with the invention of the microwave? Each half-hour episode of The Uncommon History of Very Common Things explores the unknown, sometimes shocking, often disrespectful, and always entertaining history of the everyday objects that make up our lives. With archive photos, animations and a healthy dose of humor, each half-hour episode consists of three stories loosely linked to a topic.
New crackle channels for August
Watch the detectives (Aug 1st), Make your badge shine and sharpen your senses as Crackle has gathered all the usual suspects in the world of die-hard detective stories. Reset the scales of justice with stories like Dragged Across Concrete (Mel Gibson, Michael Jai White), In Too Deep (Omar Epps, LL Cool J), Bent (Andy Garcia, Sofia Vergara) and Jesse Stone: Death back in the Paradise (Tom Selleck).
Saturday morning cartoons (August 1st) Crackle has all of your favorite Saturday morning animation classics ready for your viewing pleasure. Get your blood sugar high with cute titles like The Karate Kid, Jackie Chan Adventures, The Real Ghostbusters, and Men In Black: The Series.
Epic adventures and massive disasters (Aug 1), Get ready for the action and adventure with titles like The Core (Hilary Swank, Aaron Eckhart), Cleopatra (Leonor Varela, Billy Zane), Earthsea (Shawn Ashmore, Kristin Kreuk) and Dinotopia (Wentworth Miller, Katie Carr)!
Faith-based content from Truli (August 1st). ).
Summer mix tape (August 1st), put your dancing shoes on for titles like Blue Hawaii (Elvis Presley), Bye Bye Birdie (Ann-Margret, Dick Van Dyke), Mr. Rock n ‘Roll: The Alan Freed Story (Judd Nelson, David Gianopoulos )) and Rock Around the Clock (Bill Haley, The Platters).
New crackle spotlight titles in August
Wind flow (Aug 1), A skilled hunter (Jeremy Renner) helps an FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) investigate the murder of a young woman on a Wyoming Indian reservation.
Benson (Aug. 1), Long-time Tate family butler, Benson DuBois, is asked to keep the household of the widowed and absent-minded Governor Eugene Gatling in order.
Kill them all (Aug 1), When a mysterious stranger arrives on the verge of death at a local hospital, an FBI (Jean-Claude Van Damme) interrogation reveals an international plot of revenge.
hazel (Aug 1st), A sassy, fun, and energetic housekeeper (Shirley Booth) runs her employer’s household with a little mess, lots of style, and lots more laughter.
The temptations (Aug 1st) The real story behind the legendary Motown musical sensation comes to life in this touching miniseries.
Sea biscuit (August 1st), True story of the undersized racehorse from the time of the Depression, whose victories not only lift the mood of the team behind it, but also that of their nation.
Game of silence (Aug 1st) Five best friends have a dark secret that they thought was buried 25 years ago, but they soon discover that your past cannot be hidden forever.
The Naked Gun: From the files of the police command! (August 1st) the incompetent police detective Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) has to thwart an attempted assassination on Queen Elizabeth II. Enjoy all three classic Naked Gun titles on Crackle this month!
Doctor doctor (Aug. 1), After completing their Harvard medical training and residency training, four doctors join forces to form their own partnership in Providence, Rhode Island.
ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR SOUL ENTERTAINMENT
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) operates streaming video-on-demand (VOD) networks. The company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad-supported and subscription-based VOD networks, including Crackle, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix, and FrightPix. The company also purchases and distributes video content through its subsidiary Screen Media and produces long and short original content through Landmark Studio Group, Chicken Soup for the Soul Unscripted, APlus.com and Halcyon Television. 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 foods under the brand name Chicken Soup for the Soul.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not mentioned in this press release, and management’s current expectations and are not predictions of actual performance. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risks set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. If any of these risks materialize or our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied in these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak for date only, and the company expressly disclaims any obligation or obligation to publicly release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect changes in company expectations with respect thereto or changes in events, conditions or circumstances on which a statement is based.
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