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Crackle Owner Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment to Acquire Redbox

DVD-focused entertainment firm Redbox is set to get new ownership. The company, best known for its red kiosks which rent out DVDs of films and TV series, has agreed to be acquired by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, which owns the Crackle streaming service, among other properties (including, yes, the Chicken Soup for the […]

Chicken Soup for the Soul Buys 1091 Pictures for $15.6M

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has unveiled a deal to acquire the assets of film studio 1091 Media as part of a $15.6 million cash and stock deal. The deal, subject to closing conditions, offers 1091 Pictures $8 million in cash, $2 million in newly issued preferred NASDAQ shares valued at $25 each, and […]

Sony Sells Crackle Majority Stake to Chicken Soup for the Soul

Sony Pictures Television has found a partner for Crackle. The entertainment company has sold a majority stake in the online video business to Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, part of the Connecticut-based company behind the inspirational book series.

Sony to Shut Down Crackle in Latin America

Crackle Latin America will cease operations in the region on April 30. "Crackle Latin America is not sustainable in the present highly competitive local environment," Keith Le Goy, Sony president of worldwide distribution, wrote in an email to staff.

Sony Seeks Strategic Partner for Crackle in Effort to Grow Streaming Service

Crackle: Sony is searching for a partner on its advertiser-based SVOD platform.

Sony Shutting Down Crackle in Canada

The video hub will shift some of its Canadian inventory to two new local ad-supported VOD services, via a partnership with Sony Pictures Television.

Sony Crackle Lays Off 12 Employees

The layoffs are part of a larger restructuring to streamline its operations.

‘StartUp’ Renewed at Crackle for Season 3

The Martin Freeman-Adam Brody tech drama just premiered its second season in September.

Sony Pictures TV Ups Crackle’s Eric Berger to Chief Digital Officer

Berger will continue to serve as general manager for Crackle, the studio's ad-supported streaming service.

Crackle Renews ‘Snatch,’ Adds 50 Cent Drama Series ‘The Oath’

Sony's streaming platform has also handed out a third season pickup to comedy 'SuperMansion' and put projects from Kate Bosworth and Zachary Levi in development as part of its upfront slate.

‘StartUp’ Renewed for Second Season at Crackle (Exclusive)

The tech drama stars Martin Freeman and Adam Brody.

Sony Pictures Television, China’s iQIYI to Remake ‘Chosen’ as Mandarin-Language Series

The deal follows Sony's recent film partnership in China with the Dalian Wanda Group.