New Robust Slate of Original Programming, Product Updates, and the Launch of its Branded Content Studio at 2022 NewFronts Announced by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s Crackle Plus
This past month, Crackle Plus launched its highly anticipated Chicken Soup for the Soul AVOD streaming service, dedicated to featuring diverse, female-centric programming, offering over 5,000 content assets at launch, including many originals and exclusive content, both scripted and unscripted.
“What better time to seek positive change and create content that makes the world a better place, a mission pursued for over 30 years by our parent company Chicken Soup for the Soul. We want to invite advertisers to join us in developing content that matters. Our new
Additionally, Crackle Plus increased its access to 100K+ hours of original content from Chicken Soup for the
Screen Media also entered a multi-year content deal with
On the product front, Crackle Plus has also been relaunching new versions of its Crackle AVOD apps and has seen tremendous growth in user engagement, with a 42% faster start time, 40% increased viewership and 200% decrease in ad exits. Crackle announced the upcoming launch of its Crackle Reward Program, where viewers will earn points for watching content on Crackle that can be redeemed for in-app rewards or services and/or products from its partners.
Additionally, Crackle Plus announced the addition of five linear channels to the Crackle Plus portfolio of FAST channels, which now includes:
- Crackle, the best of Crackle AVOD
- Crackle Classic, the best of Classic TV
- Popcornflix, the best of Popcornflix AVOD
- Chicken Soup for the Soul, the best of Chicken Soup for the Soul AVOD
Echo Boom Sports, the best action sports films
- Unidentified, the largest collection of UFO and paranormal documentaries
- Surf Now TV, the best in Surf videos
- Truli, a collection of family friendly and faith-based content
- BlackPix, dedicated to Black filmmakers and impactful documentaries
Backed by the company’s TV production division, Chicken Soup for the
“Whether offering a different perspective like original series Inside The Black Box, or high octane suspense like the feature film Blast, we’re incredibly thoughtful about the range of original and exclusive content programmed on Crackle and Chicken Soup for the Soul,” said
Crackle and Chicken Soup for the Soul’s upcoming content offering of both scripted and unscripted programming that’s designed to inspire and entertain viewers includes:
Chicken Soup for the Soul Originals
- Tia Mowry’s
Comfort Kitchen(Host Tia Mowry)
The six episode series will take viewers into her kitchen, teaching them to make all her favorite home-cooked recipes, with celebrity guests pitching in to chop, stir, taste, and laugh
Raymond Blanc(Host Raymond Blanc)
The most famous French chef in the
UKshares his secrets from his own kitchen My Country Kitchen(Host Paul West)
Aussie chef turned farmer
Paul Westopens the door to his country cottage
- Smart Home Nation (Host
The series discovers some of the world’s best innovators that bring convenience, security, efficiency, health, and wow factor to our everyday lives in the home
- City, Burbs, or Sticks
This half-hour series follows home buyers as they embark on a life journey to determine if their family is going to live in the city, the suburbs, or the country. More than a property search show, this is a rite of passage for growing families trying to figure out the next phase of their lives.
- Prue Leith’s Great Garden Plot (Host
Prue Leithand her husband John embark on the task of creating a garden at their new home, which is surrounded by rubble, rubbish, and overgrown vegetation
- Vacation Rental Potential (Host
This Chicken Soup for the Soul original series visits top destinations across the country to help prospective homeowners choose potential vacation homes to buy and how to optimize their rental potential as future rentals.
- Love Stories Presents World’s Best Weddings
Chicken Soup for the
Soul Studiosis working with Lovestories TV, the first and only media company powered by real wedding videos, to create a fantasy wedding destination for viewers who can never get enough romance on TV.
- Wedding Talk (Host
Tara Lipinski) Tara Lipinskihosts a magazine-style show that showcases all the incredible details that go into planning a perfect wedding. Tara brings in guests from the wedding industry to watch and comment on real life wedding videos while dishing on trends, themes, destinations, food and cocktails, and of course the dresses! Kili Big(documentary)
This documentary follows a group of plus-sized women from around the world as they attempt to climb the tallest freestanding mountain on the planet,
- Movies of the Month:
Every month, Chicken Soup for the Soul will premiere a Rom-Com original movie produced in partnership with
ReelOne Entertainment, a top movie producer and distributor. These include A Snapshot of Forever, A Priceless Love, Love Afloat, Love for Starters, The Wedding Arrangement, Love in Full Swing, For the Love of Chocolate, A Slice of Chicago Romance, Love Map, Love at the Ranch, The Beauty of Love, Love Amongst the Stars.
Other Chicken Soup for the Soul Movies and Series
- Senior Moment (
William Shatner, Jean Smart) - Exclusive
- Off the Rails (
Kelly Preston, Judi Dench) - Exclusive Hope Gap( Annette Benning, Bill Nighy, Josh O’Connor) - Exclusive
- Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix - Exclusive Episodes
- Hello, Hunnay (
Jeannie Mai) - Exclusive Episodes
- All Things Adrienne (
Adrienne Houghton) - Exclusive Episodes
- Tori Tried and True (
- Beauty School Knockout
- Inside the Black Box, Season Two (
Joe Mortonand Tracey Moore)
The critically acclaimed series comes back for a second season to continue giving a voice to black artists in
Hollywoodand the opportunity to tell their story.
- Going From Broke, Season Three (Executive Producer
Ashton Kutcher, Co-Hosts Dan Rosensweigand Tonya Rapley)
This award-winning series co-produced by
Ashton Kutcherand Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainmentreturns for a third season to help a generation become the CEOs of their own lives.
- Flagrant (
This original scripted dramatic series follows Rapaport 20 years after becoming a disgraced college basketball player caught gambling on his own team and being given an unlikely shot at redemption.
- The Wall, Seasons One and Two
When the body of a young dancer is found in a small mining town,
Céline Trudeau, one of the town's most experienced detectives investigates the case.
In a Parisian parking lot, Sonia finds herself trapped in her car with her son and the daughter of her boyfriend Fred, who has been left outside, powerless to deal with the situation: an anti-tank mine has been set under the car.
- In the Vault, Seasons One and Two
One month into college, a freshman dies. Was it Murder? Or Suicide?
- Funny Girls
The series follows Laura and Rose as they produce sketches for a fictional comedy series, fielding ideas from their male bosses and their producer Pauline.
- The Frog
A Persian crime mystery which currently has one of the top IMDb scores of any recent show on TV
Robert G. Barrett'sclassic Australian novels, Les Nortonis the story of a country lad's misadventures as a bouncer at a Kings Cross gambling den in the raucous 1980s. (starring Rebel Wilson)
Crackle AVOD Exclusives
- Sherlock - all 13 episodes
Ripper Street- Crackle is the only AVOD to have all five seasons
- A Life in Ten Pictures’ - Six documentaries - profiling some of the most important cultural figures of our time, from
Freddie Mercuryto John Lennon, Tupac Shakurto Muhammad Ali, Amy Winehouseto Elizabeth Taylor.
- Naked Singularity (John Boyega,
- Eat Wheaties! (
Tony Hale, Elisha Cuthbert)
The Crackle Plus streaming services are currently distributed through 70 touchpoints in the
Chicken Soup for the
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