Chicken Soup for the Soul

Chicken Soup for the Soul shares dive 15%, Redbox owner eyes ‘strategic opportunities’

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSSE) shares have plummeted more than 15% after the US-based producer, distributor and AVOD operator admitted it was evaluating its “strategic opportunities” to provide it with a more secure financial footing. CSSE took control of DVD rental company Redbox last year for $375m and Wall Street had expected it […]

Chicken Soup for the Soul completes $375m Redbox acquisition

Chicken Soup for the Soul, the owner of Crackle, has completed its $375m acquisition of FAST and DVD rental operator Redbox. Chicken Soup said that the acquisition – which gives it a 76.5% ownership of the combined company – will expand its footprint in the growing free ad-supported television (FAST) space. Redbox shareholders will own […]

Chicken Soup for the Soul acquires Kutcher’s A Plus for $15m

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, a company building VOD networks that provide positive content, has acquired Ashton Kutcher’s A Plus for US$15m in cash and stock. Kutcher, who co-founded and chaired the digital media company, received shares for his portion of A Plus and increased his existing stake in Chicken Soup for the Soul […]

Steve Ronson to run Chicken Soup prodco

US-based publisher Chicken Soup for the Soul has created a TV and film division and brought in former A+E boss Steve Ronson to run it. Chicken Soup for the Soul is known for its books featuring inspirational true-life stories and will make branded TV shows and features. Ronson left A+E late last year after a […]