COS COB, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (NASDAQ: CSSE), today announced it has launched its popular Chicken Soup for the Soul Free Ad-Supported Streaming Television (FAST) channel on the Philo streaming TV service. Starting today, Philo consumers can access hundreds of hours of movies and television series that warm the heart – 24 hours a day at no additional cost to their subscription plans. The Philo app can be accessed through numerous devices, including Roku, Samsung TVs, and Amazon Fire TV.
The Chicken Soup for the Soul FAST channel is a lifestyle destination for women featuring inspiring content, hit movies, TV series, and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment's original programming. Viewers will find stories that inspire, entertain and change the world, one story at a time. Currently streaming on the channel are holiday movies that include Meeting Mr. Christmas, A Great North Christmas, 2nd Chance for Christmas, and An Evergreen Christmas.
“Philo offers a great mix of premium and free live-streaming television channels which we’re pleased to have Chicken Soup for the Soul become part of,” said Philippe Guelton, chief revenue officer of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. “Our channel has so much great content that will entertain viewers for hours, including our branded content series like At Home with Genevieve and Wedding Talk. In addition, now through the end of the year, we’re streaming romantic holiday movies – all for free.”
About Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) provides premium content to value-conscious consumers. The company is one of the largest advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) companies in the US, with three flagship AVOD streaming services: Redbox, Crackle, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. In addition, the company operates Redbox Free Live TV, a free ad-supported streaming television service (FAST), with nearly 180 FAST channels as well as a transaction video on demand (TVOD) service, and a network of approximately 31,000 kiosks across the US for DVD rentals. To provide original and exclusive content to its viewers, the company creates, acquires, and distributes films and TV series through its Screen Media and Chicken Soup for the Soul TV Group subsidiaries. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.
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