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

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSSE) has unveiled its new senior leadership team following the $375m acquisition of DVD rental firm and producer Redbox. Redbox CEO Galen C. Smith becomes executive vice chairman of Redbox and CSSE, while former Scripps Networks exec Jonathan Katz has been named president of CSSE. Both report to chairman […]

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 […]

TBI In Conversation: Redbox CEO on FAST, AVOD & DVD’s enduring appeal

A DVD-rental service operated via almost 40,000 automated kiosks might seem like an antiquated idea, yet US-based Redbox is now uniquely positioned to take its 39 million subscribers into the digital age. Richard Middleton talks to CEO Galen Smith about originals, acquisitions, FAST, AVOD and SVOD. Much has been made of the near saturation of […]

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. […]