Chicken Soup for the Soul sets out leadership team following Redbox deal

Following the US$375 million acquisition of Redbox, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has announced the formation of a new senior leadership team. Announced by chairman and CEO William J. Rouhana, the new leadership team will be drawn from both companies.  As part of the initial announcement, Chicken Soup said that Redbox CEO Galen C. […]

Chicken Soup for the Soul completes US$375 million Redbox deal

Chicken Soup for the Soul, the owner of Crackle, has completed the US$375 million merger with Redbox. The merger was approved by Redbox shareholders on August 9, with existing shareholders set to receive a fixed exchange ratio of 0.087 of a share of class A common stock of Chicken Soup per Redbox share. Chicken Soup […]

AVOD streamer Redbox strikes Sony & WarnerMedia content deals

US-based AVOD streamer Redbox has struck deals with WarnerMedia and Sony Pictures Television (SPT), which will see a raft of shows heading to the nascent OTT operator’s service. WarnerMedia shows including The Astronaut’s Wife, Collateral Damage and The Long Kiss Goodnight are among the first movies heading to Redbox, with monthly updates to the line-up. Other shows in the package […]

Former NBCU VP Chu in at Redbox

US video rental company Redbox has announced the hire of Christina Chu as vice president of technology. Chu will lead a team developing ‘next-generation technologies and product improvements’ for Redbox’s streaming and kiosk rental businesses. She joins from Fullscreen Media, where she developed feature enhancements for the company’s first SVOD product along with executing its […]

Redbox turns to Wurl for Free Live TV expansion

US movie rental service Redbox has announced an expansion of its Free Live TV streaming service. While the company is historically associated with DVD rental booths housed in US supermarkets, Redbox has built up the Free Live TV streaming service to 100 channels of programming available online and on a number of devices including Apple […]

Redbox partners with You.i TV for Roku app

US video rental service Redbox has selected You.i TV to develop a new Redbox On Demand service for Roku. Redbox operates a subscription-free streaming service that offers a wide range of movie and TV titles. This new app will be the first developed for Roku using the React Native development framework. The company promises that […]