Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment

Chicken Soup expands into India with Locomotive Global acquisition

US-based producer, distributor and AVOD operator Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has acquired a majority stake in Indian prodco Locomotive Global. Founded in 2013, Mumbai- and LA-based Locomotive Global is led by former Hallmark Channel exec Scott Anderson and QYOU Media India co-founder Sunder Aaron. The company has built channels for Sony Entertainment Television in India and […]

Chicken Soup’s Landmark brings Elon Gold’s homespun comedy to Crackle Plus

US-based Landmark Studio Group has partnered with comedian Elon Gold to produce an original comedy series for parent company Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s Crackle Plus VOD platform. The pilot episode of It’s Not A Show With Elon Gold is set to debut this summer with additional episodes currently in development. Bob Maurer (MTV’s The Tom Green […]

Chicken Soup & Sonar’s Ellender unveil drama arm to fuel AVOD strategy

US-based producer, distributor and AVOD operator Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSSE) has formed a new scripted division to be led by former Sonar Entertainment CEO David Ellender.  Halcyon Television’s formation comes less than a month after CSSE acquired Ellender’s Sonar Entertainment, which had been behind shows such as The Son for AMC, Mr Mercedes […]

Chicken Soup acquires assets of ‘Hunters’ prodco Sonar Entertainment

US-based producer, distributor and AVOD operator Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has acquired the TV and film assets of the David Ellender-led prodco and distribution outfit Sonar Entertainment. LA-based indie Sonar, which also has offices in London and Toronto, has developed, produced, distributed and financed shows including The Shannara Chronicles for Netflix and MTV, […]

SPT ties up with Chicken Soup for the Soul for new AVOD

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSSE) have signed a definitive agreement to establish a new streaming joint venture names Crackle Plus. SPT and CSSE will each contribute certain assets to establish Crackle Plus and position the new company as a leading ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) platform. Each company […]

Kutcher-backed Chicken Soup to acquire SVOD player

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, a ‘positive content’ company backed by Ashton Kutcher’s A Plus, has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Pivotshare, a global subscription-based video-on-demand service. Pivotshare offers channels online across a variety of genres from music to sports, religion and lifestyle. It currently holds near 28,000 hours of programming. The network […]

Chicken Soup & Ashton Kutcher set for personal finance title

US producer of ‘uplifting and positive content’, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, and Ashton Kutcher will make 20 half-hours of a new personal finance show aimed at helping millennials struggling with debt. Chicken Soup will produce The Fixer with the support of several lead sponsors. In this case, Acorns and has already committed […]

Popcornflix acquired by Chicken Soup

Video content firm Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSS Entertainment) has acquired consumer-facing VOD service Popcornflix by buying its parent company Screen Media Ventures. CSS Entertainment said the deal will help it to achieve its “ambitious growth plans”. It puts it in charge of Screen Media’s content library of over 1,200 TV series and […]

Kutcher-backed Chicken Soup for the Soul launches IPO

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, a prodco that is backed by Ashton Kutcher’s company A Plus, has launched a public offering to raise US$30 million. The US-based prodco and distributer is a provider of ‘positive video content’. Chicken Soup has an exclusive distribution agreement with A Plus, a digital media company that is owned […]