COS COB, Conn., April 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Chicken Soup for Soul Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE), one of the largest operators of streaming ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, announced today the upcoming Crackle content releases announced for May.
Crackle Plus Linear and VOD networks are available in the US and can be accessed through 29 devices and services such as Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), game consoles (PS4 and XBoxOne) and Plex will be on iOS and Android mobile devices as well as on desktops under Crackle.com. Crackle is also available in around 500,000 hotel rooms in the Marriott Bonvoy chain.
New crackle original
Going From Broke (Season 2) (May 20), From Chicken Soup for Soul Entertainment and Executive Producer Ashton Kutcher, Season 2 of Going from broken, a Webby Award-winning, non-written series that focuses on empowering people to overcome their crippling financial struggles. People graduate from college with a variety of student and other debts and a shrinking pool of job opportunities. What makes matters worse is that they lack the basic financial skills to get out of trouble. Going from broken Host Dan Rosensweig, CEO of Chegg, and financial expert Tonya Rapley work with young people to become the CEO of their own lives.
New crackle exclusives
Nice to sing (May 1), based on the bestselling novel. A famous opera singer (Julianne Moore) is taken hostage by a rebel guerrilla group in South America after performing at a lavish birthday party for a Japanese businessman (Ken Watanabe). Unexpected bonds are forged in the resulting stalemate.
War (2007) (May 1), An FBI agent (Jason Statham) takes revenge on a mysterious assassin named “Rogue” (Jet Li) who murdered his partner.
The legend of Hercules (May 1st), The Genesis of the Mythical Greek Hero. Betrayed by his stepfather the king and exiled and sold into slavery for a forbidden love, Hercules must use his mighty powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom.
New crackle channels for May
You live dead to me (May 1st), Bring a little shout into your springtime with some of the scariest movies in the highest horror tradition. Have the time of your afterlife with these zombie classics Train to Busan, the Crackle Original The Glade, The wailing, and day of the Dead.
Family movie night presented by State Farm (May 1st) Round up the kids off, grab some snacks, snuggle up on the couch, and watch some of the most popular titles in entertainment history. Spend a good time together and enjoy classics like The little Prince, Where the red fern grows, Black Beauty, and The illusionist.
Heroes & Legends (May 1st), Draw out your gun and face the forces of darkness as you enjoy these daring sword and magic flights! Summon action and adventure with two fists in movies like The legend of Hercules, Legends of King Arthur, Robert the Bruce, and Merlin.
High tea with mom (May 1st), Remember your Ps and Qs with your little fingers as you and your mom throw down your hot Earl Gray and watch these amazing classics from the UK. Don’t slurp titles as fascinating as The prince and me, Doc Martin, Bridget Jones’ baby, and Bride & Prejudice.
History lover (May 1st), With this carefully curated compilation of some of the most interesting documentaries and films on the battlefield, not only do you learn about the history of war, you live it! Titles such as Hitler’s secret weapons, Gallipoli, Unsolved secrets of World War II, and Outwit Hitler.
New Crackle Spotlight titles in May
Lara Croft Tomb Raider 2: The Cradle of Life (May 1st), adventurer Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) goes on a quest to save the mythical Pandora’s box before an evil scientist finds it, and recruits a former naval mercenary to help her.
Intensive care unit (May 1), Three young criminals plan to rob an elderly woman’s home, but her caregiver turns out to be a former specialty agent with her own agenda.
Heartland (May 1), an intergenerational saga set in Alberta, Canada that focuses on a family who gets through life together during happy and difficult times.
Lemony Snickets A series of unfortunate events (May 1), When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are placed in the care of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf (Jim Carrey), who secretly plans to steal his parents’ vast fortune.
Highway to Heaven (May 1st), The Classic TV Series, Highway to Heaven follows a probationary angel (Michael Landon) who has been sent back to earth and teams up with an ex-cop (Victor French) to help people.
Tony N ‘Tina’s wedding (May 1st), actor Mila Kunis and based on the hit piece comes a comedy about two Italian families from different sides of the track who get together for a wild wedding.
McLeod’s daughters (May 1), Five women run a drover’s run cattle station in the outback of South Australia.
Mothers and daughters (May 9) Photographer Rigby Gray captures uplifting stories about motherhood and inspires a decision that even she wouldn’t expect.
Dark matter (May 1st) Local Elite Patron Mary (Meryl Streep) welcomes Chinese student Ye Liu to Valley State University, where his dreams of fame will soon be shattered by corrupt campus politics.
Davey & Goliath (May 1st), Young Davey Hansen and best friend (and dog) Goliath experience suburban adventures and learn valuable lessons together in this classic stop-action animated series (created by Art Clokey, famous for Gumby and Pokey).
ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR SOUL ENTERTAINMENT
Chicken Soup for 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 sells video content through its subsidiary Screen Media and produces original long and short form content through Landmark Studio Group, the chicken soup for the Soul Originals division, and APlus.com. 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 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 Assumptions prove incorrect and actual results may be differ materially from the results of these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this document, 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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