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 […]

Horror on-demand app adds curated movies

Free horror-themed app Frightpix has launched a selection of films curated by cult filmmaking icon Lloyd Kaufman. Kaufman is known for his legendary B-movie production company, Troma Entertainment, and as the creator of The Toxic Avenger. He will curate a Lloyd Kaufman Presents… section on Frightpix. This will comprise 20 of his favourite horror movies, […]

Popcornflix adds Sonic, Mario & Gadget

Subscription on-demand platform Popcornflix has added a batch of classic toons to its library. Following new deals with distributor DHX Media, the platform has acquired The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Inspector Gadget, The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, The Legend of Zelda, The Adventures of Paddington Bear, Strawberry Shortcake, Horseland and UMIGO. All […]

Free VOD service closes TVF, Looking Glass deals

Free streaming service Popcornflix has closed deals for wildlife and travel factual and documentary programming with distributors TVF International and Looking Glass International. The deals hand the service programmes such as Untamed with Davey Hughes, the Wildest series, Road Cops and Commandos, and War Horse: The Real Story. The shows have previously aired on the […]

VOD service launches on Amazon Fire TV

On-demand platform Popcornflix has launched on Amazon Fire TV in the US. The platform, whose parent company claims it has been downloaded by 10 million users in the States, offers more than 2,000 free movies and TV series. “We want our audience to be able to watch Popcornflix from all major OTT devices, so we […]

VOD platform bags film festival faves

Ad-supported on-demand service Popcornflix has acquired a selection of prizewinning films from US-based indie distributor Film Movement. The deal comprises movies from 30 territories and every continent, and includes Cannes Film Festival Special Jury Prize winner A Screaming Man, Sundance Jury Prize winner Manito and The Way I Spent the End of the World, whose […]

Kids VOD service gets Musti

A free-to-view VOD platform for kids has acquired has acquired an animated series based on classic European character Musti. Musti, plus a pair of kids telemovies, A Very Wompkee Christmas and The Hidden Trasure of Wompkee Wood. The new programmes will be offered via Popcornfilx, an ad-supported on-demand service available via connected apps, and its […]