Screen Media Ventures

BBC Studios inks 2,500-hour AVOD deal with Screen Media

BBC Studios has signed a multi-year AVOD deal with Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSSE)-backed Screen Media, for more than 2,500 hours of content, including shows such as Ripper Street and Happy Valley. Under the agreement, BBC Studios shows will be made available on CSSE-owned streamer Crackle Plus’ AVOD platforms including Crackle, Popcornflix, and […]

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, […]

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 […]