Redbox Expands Free Live TV with Popcornflix Channel

Redbox has expanded its relationship with Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment to add the Popcornflix Channel to its ad-supported streaming platform Redbox Free Live TV. Launching later this month, the channel will feature programming including Robert the Bruce, The Clearing, King Solomon’s Mines (2004), Jason and the Argonauts (2000), and The Poseidon Adventure (2005) among many other titles.

With nearly 100 channels live, including three Redbox branded channels designed and programmed for movie lovers, Free Live TV features a lineup of free movies and television, news, lifestyle, and sports entertainment programming. Free Live TV is available on Redbox.com, Roku, iOS and Android devices; Apple TV, Android TV, Vizio Smart TVs, LG TVs, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X and Chromecast.

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“After the recent launch of our Crackle channel on Redbox, the Crackle Plus team is thrilled to expand our relationship by giving the Popcornflix audience yet another convenient location to watch our content for free,” Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus, said in a statement.

Redbox, which returning to Wall Street as a “special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC,” has been a leader in home entertainment for nearly two decades delivering 40 million consumers both packaged media rentals, PVOD, transactional VOD and ad-supported streaming.

“As audiences continue to turn to Redbox for the widest selection of movies and entertainment, we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, adding Popcornflix’s great selection of films to Free Live TV,” said Jason Kwong, chief strategy and digital Officer, Redbox.

Allied Vaughn Inks Digital Distribution Deal With Redbox

Allied Vaughn Entertainment, a manufacture-on-demand company and digital content aggregator, May 7 announced an agreement with Redbox to deliver movies and TV series from their content providers to Redbox’s Free Live TV and Free On Demand services.

“With nearly 100 linear channels and thousands of hours of movies and TV, the deal with Redbox marks an important milestone to bring our content providers titles to an innovative and growing streaming service from one of the most powerful brands in home entertainment,” according to Allied Vaughn.

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Allied Vaughn as a digital rights aggregator also delivers content to Amazon, TubiTV, Overdrive, Cinedigm’s OTT channels, Crackle and roughly 25 Roku channels.

‘Law & Crime’ Network Arrives on Redbox Free Live TV

Law & Crime, a leading legal and true crime network, is now available on Redbox Free Live TV, Redbox announced in a March 18 news release.

Law & Crime is the only network featuring multiple trials daily plus original programs like “Brian Ross Investigates,” hosted by former ABC Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross; “Trial File”; “Law&Crime Daily”; and “Prime Crime.”

“The Redbox brand has long been synonymous with an engaging entertainment experience,” said Alex Kopacz, head of content distribution and licensing at Law & Crime. “We feel that they are uniquely positioned for ongoing growth in the free ad-supported streaming space and Law & Crime’s inclusion on the service will further enhance a content category that remains highly sought-after.”

Redbox’s Free Live TV service, which launched last year, is available on Redbox.com, Roku, iOS and Android devices; Android TV, Vizio Smart TVs, LG TVs, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Chromecast. The service does not require a login; just download the app onto an enabled device, click “Free Live TV,” choose a channel, and start watching.

Law & Crime was created by TV legal commentator and attorney Dan Abrams and is backed by A+E Networks. Law & Crime is available on most major OTT services including fuboTV, Sling, Philo, Vidgo, Xfinity, XUMO and TV Plus as well as on basic cable packages in most states in the country.

Redbox Partners With SpotX on Ad Platform

Advertising platform SpotX Feb. 23 announced a partnership with Redbox to serve as a strategic supply-side platform (SSP) to power the video monetization of Redbox’s free live TV and AVOD content.

“As a company that’s focused on creating the very best ad-supported streaming destination to entertain millions of Redbox customers, we partnered with SpotX to support the launch of Redbox’s Live Free TV and Free on Demand because they have valuable insights and expertise in driving programmatic demand and can help us efficiently maximize our platform’s capabilities,” Terrence Coles, senior director of Redbox Media Network, said in a statement.

Redbox’s free streaming platform delivers thousands of hours of curated movies and TV programming.

Redbox Free Live TV has nearly 100 channels of entertainment and Redbox Free On Demand (AVOD), an ad-supported streaming destination featuring hundreds of titles with more added weekly.

The partnership with SpotX opens up new opportunities for media buyers to place their ad campaigns around Redbox’s Free Live TV and AVOD premium inventory, according to a company release. The SpotX platform will power Redbox’s data-driven sales strategy for programmatic campaigns while SpotX’s global Demand Facilitation Team will work to connect media buyers with premium inventory that runs across the SpotX platform, offering brand-safe supply in both open and private marketplaces as well as access to exclusive video inventory.

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Redbox is one of the first customers to utilize Total Connect+, a new capability SpotX has brought to market powered by joint efforts between SpringServe and SpotX. Total Connect+ unifies direct and programmatic demand into a holistic ad decisioning process, helping media owners take more control over their video advertising businesses, according to a company press release.

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“As one of America’s leading destinations for new release movies and entertainment, we’re excited to partner with Redbox as they build out an ad-supported streaming platform,” Ryan Kenney, VP of platform at SpotX, said in a statement. “Advertisers are always looking for ways to reach engaged audiences in premium, brand-safe environments. Redbox’s Live Free TV and Free on Demand Services deliver just that.”

Redbox Free Live TV is available via Redbox.com, Roku, XBox One, iOS and Android devices, as well as Android TV, VIZIO Smart TVs, LG TVs and Chromecast.

Redbox Streaming TV Service Adds Country Lifestyle Platform

Redbox Feb. 4 announced the addition of Circle Network, an original country lifestyle programming channel, to its Free Live TV platform. Circle claims to carve out a niche category by connecting country fans to artists and artists to fans. Free Live TV is available on Roku, Vizio, LG, Xbox. iOS, Android, Redbox.com and more.

“It’s great to kick off this new year by partnering with our friends at Redbox. Their recognizable red kiosks deliver a source of entertainment to millions, and we are excited to be a part of Free Live TV,” Drew Reifenberger, GM of Circle Network, said in a statement. “Redbox’s audience is a perfect pairing for our original programming, which gives us the opportunity to bring even more fans inside the circle of everything country.”

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Chris Yates, GM of Redbox On Demand, said the Grand Ole Opry is the heart of country music and Circle Network’s music programming underscores the venerable venue and some of country music’s most iconic names,

“We know that Circle Network will delight our audience,” Yates said.

Circle Network recently announced 2021 programming featuring new original series and renewed series. Recently earning the No. 1 spot on Pollstar’s Top 100 Livestreamers Chart across all genres, Circle’s “Opry Live” airs weekly on Saturday nights, bringing stars like Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, and Garth Brooks into viewers’ homes for a one-hour live performance. Country music star Phil Vassar returns for a third season of his “Songs From the Cellar,” where he invites close friends and celebrities from all walks of life into his cellar for great conversations and even better performances.

Additional titles available also include new series, “Opry Rewind,” hosted by Nan Kelley; “Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith,” with Lauren Alaina; “The Southern Weekend,” with Natalie Stovall; “Upstream,” with Elizabeth Cook; “The Dailey & Vincent Show,” with Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, as well as award shows and more.

Redbox joins Circle’s growing list of AVOD providers, which also includes Roku, Samsung TV Plus, Vizio SmartCast and Comcast-owned Xumo.

Redbox Free Live TV can be streamed via Redbox.com, Roku, iOS and Android devices; Android TV, Vizio Smart TVs, LG TVs, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Chromecast. The service does not require a login, just download the app onto your favorite device, click “Free Live TV,” choose a channel, and start watching.

Redbox Free Live TV Adds Xbox One Distribution, Content Channels

Redbox Free Live TV, the ad-supported VOD sister service to kiosk-based disc rentals, has signed an agreement with Microsoft to make its app available on the pending Xbox One X and Xbox One S video game consoles. Free Live TV is also available on the Roku platform, Apple TV and Android TV, in addition to iOS and Android. It is not yet available on Amazon Fire TV.

Redbox also added music video streamer Vevo, Pocket.watch, featuring children’s programming and Johnny Carson, an OTT video platform streaming the late late night comic’s episodes. The additions bring to more than 75 the number of content channels offered free (with ads) to consumers.

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“Our Free Live TV service continues to grow at a rapid pace and we’re committed to creating a product that our customers love and we know that includes adding awesome channels such as Vevo that we know our audiences will enjoy,” Chris Yates, GM of Redbox On Demand, said in a statement. “Free Live TV is the home for our customers to find and watch great content from their favorite channels, all free.”

FilmRise, Redbox Free Live TV Streaming Music Concert Marathon

FilmRise, along with Redbox Free Live TV, will stream a music concert marathon on Sept. 27. The concert marathon features more than 30 concerts, including Frank Zappa, The Rolling Stones, Alice Cooper and Phil Collins, among others. Specific highlights include Prince’s Sign ‘O’ the Times (1987), Paul McCartney and Wings: Rockshow (1980), The Doors: Live at the Bowl (1968), and Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim (1967), among others.

Prince: Sign ‘O’ The Times is a concert film with theatrical staging, featuring live performances by Prince and his band.

Paul McCartney & Wings: Rockshow: In 1975 and 1976 McCartney and his band undertook the Wings over the World tour, the largest scale tour they would ever undertake as a band. From this tour came both the “Wings over America” triple live album and the concert film “Rockshow.”  Although filmed on this tour at the Kingdome in Seattle, “Rockshow,” originally was a cut-down version of the concert, that did not premier until November 1980 in New York and April 1981 in London.

Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella & Jobin is a 1967 television event that finds Sinatra joined by Ella Fitzgerald in an historic pairing of the two preeminent vocal talents of the era.

The Doors: Live at the Bowl ’68 is a concert movie depicting the performance of the Doors at the Hollywood Bowl.

Redbox Free Live TV Lands ‘Bob Ross’ Painting Channel

Redbox has added “The Bob Ross Channel,” about the joy of art painting, on its ad-supported VOD platform, Redbox Free Live TV. The kiosk disc rental giant secured the channel in a distribution deal with Cinedigm, whose streaming channels, Comedy Dynamics, CONtv, Docurama and Dove Channel are also available on Redbox’s AVOD platform.

Redbox Free Live TV also offers users curated content including a wide-range of catalog movies and television shows.

“Bob Ross left an incredible legacy as an artist and was an inspiration for millions of people around the world,” Laura Florence, director of content partnerships for Redbox, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to add the channel to our service and continue delighting fans and giving voice to Bob Ross for a new generation to discover him.”

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The Bob Ross Channel showcases moments and paintings from Ross’ long-running public television series, featuring approximately 380 classic episodes. As part of Cinedigm’s agreement with Bob Ross Inc., Cinedigm has produced and distributed special messages of support for public television on the channel, as well as spots highlighting official Bob Ross painting products, and Bob Ross Certified Instructors.

Redbox Free Live TV is available within the Redbox app for the Roku platform, iPhone, Apple TV, Android-enabled devices, Vizio SmartCast TVs and LG Smart TVs.

Redbox Live TV Expands to 60 Channels; Adds Cheddar and Tastemade, Among Others

Redbox Aug. 13 announced new channel additions to its ad-supported live TV platform. The packaged media kiosk vendor said Tastemade’s Streaming Network, featuring original programming in the categories of food, travel, and home & design, and Cheddar are now live and will join a growing list of news, lifestyle, and sports entertainment programming.

Redbox Live TV, which launched earlier this year, now has more than 60 channels, including three Redbox channels for movie lovers. The channels include Redbox Rush (for action fans), Redbox Comedy (for those who love stand-up comedy and the best comedy movies) and Redbox Movies.

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Within the past few weeks, Redbox Free Live TV has added nearly 20 channels. New channels added this week include Wired, Architectural Digest, Black News Channel, CBC (Canadian Broadcast Corporation), Go Traveler, Outdoor America, Hard Knocks Fighting. Channels recently added include America’s Test Kitchen, Complex, The Design Network, Real Nosey, Funny or Die, beIN Sports, Outside TV, Chive TV, Thrill One, Voyager Documentaries, Hungry and Just for Laughs Gags.

“We’ve seen significant viewership growth in the News, Lifestyle and Food categories,” Chris Yates, GM, Redbox On Demand, said in a statement.

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Redbox Free Live TV can be accessed via Redbox.com, Roku, iOS and Android devices, Apple TV, Android TV, Vizio Smart TVs, LG TVs and Chromecast. The service doesn’t require a login, just click “Free Live TV,” choose a channel and start watching.

“We are excited to partner with Redbox on launching one of the first live news channels on their TV platform delivering top business and headline news to their customers,” said Priya Nevrekar, senior director of distribution and business development for Altice News.

“We believe that our premium programming is a great addition to Redbox’s lifestyle and entertainment offering and the continued growth of its streaming business as a powerful complement to its established kiosk footprint,” added Jeremy Strauss, head of business development at Tastemade.

With the launch of Redbox Free Live TV, the company continues its transformation into a multi-channel content provider and programmer. Last year, Redbox launched Redbox Entertainment, a new division to produce and distribute original content across its service. Through Redbox Entertainment, the company is developing a slate of movies that will be available through Redbox VOD and at kiosks.

Redbox Free Live TV Adds New Channels

Redbox has added more than 10 channels to its lineup on Redbox’s Free Live TV.

The added channels include America’s Test Kitchen, Complex, The Design Network, Real Nosey, Funny or Die, beIN Sports, Outside TV, Chive TV, Voyager Documentaries, Hungry and Just for Laughs Gags.

Also, Free Live TV is now available through the Redbox app on Android TVs.

The service now has more than 50 channels delivering a wide-range of movies, television programming and short-form content, including three Redbox Branded channels curated for the tastes of Redbox customers — Redbox Rush, Redbox Comedy, and Redbox Movies.

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Redbox Free Live TV can be enjoyed via Redbox.com, Roku, iOS and Android devices, as well as Apple TV, Android TV, Vizio Smart TVs, LG TVs and Chromecast. The service doesn’t require a login. Consumers can click “Free Live TV,” choose a channel and start watching.

“Our linear TV service is growing fast, with total hours watched and time spent per user reaching new records in July.” Chris Yates, GM of Redbox On Demand, said in a statement. “We’re excited to continue growing our business both with new content, increased distribution and new features to help our customers find and watch great content, however they want to watch it.”