Crackle Plus Adds Five FAST Channels to Byron Allen’s Media Company – Media Play News

Ashton Kutcher discusses the millennial-focused “Going From Broke” series on Crackle Plus, owned by Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Erik Gruenwedel

On May 24, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s ad-supported video platform Crackle Plus announced plans to launch five FAST channels on Local Now, media entrepreneur Byron Allen’s free streaming platform for local news and entertainment. Crackle Plus FAST channels include Crackle, Crackle Classics, Popcornflix, and Truli, a religious and family streaming service.

Crackle’s original and exclusive lineup includes the “Taboo” series and the feature film Mercy; Crackle Classics movies and TV series such as Laurel and Hardy and Little rascals libraries; popcornflix’s 20000 Leagues Under the Sea and the two-part limited series “The Mysterious Island of Jules Verne”; a collection of female-led shows, including “Smart Home Nation” and “Mothers and Daughters”; and the family Bible series “The Chosen.”

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“Expanding our distribution with Local Now…reflects our commitment to providing consumers with high-quality, entertaining content for free with the support of advertisers who can now reach a whole new audience,” said Philippe Guelton, President of Crackle Plus, in a statement. .

Crackle Plus streaming services are currently distributed through 70 US touchpoints on platforms including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), game consoles (PS4 and Xbox One) , Plex, iOS and Android. mobile devices and on desktop computers on Crackle.com. Crackle is also available in approximately 500,000 Marriott Bonvoy hotel rooms.

Recent releases from Crackle Plus include the exclusive scripted series “The Nortons,” which stars Alexander Bertram and Rebel Wilson, Tia Mowery’s “Comfort Kitchen,” the thriller thriller “Blast,” “Inside the Black Box,hosted by Joe Morton and the BBC series “Sherlock”, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Crackle also recently announced the third season of Ashton Kutcher’s award-winning series “Going From Broke.”

Local Now offers over 450 free streaming channels, including a Local Now channel in every DMA nationwide, plus over 14,000 movies, TV shows and documentaries. The Local Now app is available on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xfinity, Vizio, Samsung, Android, and iOS devices.

Cathy W. Howerton