Going From Broke exceeds 1 million views on Crackle in just
Season 2 total viewership exceeds season 1 by more than 25%
COS COB, Connecticut, June 1, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE), one of the world’s largest advertising-backed video-on-demand (AVOD) network operators, has announced today that the award-winning series From Broke, the original Crackle from executive producer Ashton Kutcher and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, has generated over a million total views since May 20e launch of episode 1 of season 2. On its own, episode 1 has already been viewed over 600,000 times. Unlike last season in which 10 episodes were released at a time, this season’s episodes are released one episode at a time. Despite this, views increased by over 32% in the first 10 days of last season.
The six-episode season is hosted by Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig and co-hosted by entrepreneur and financial expert Tonya Rapley. In this season of From Broke, six new cast members drowned in massive debt receive help from inspiring guests and financial experts to overcome their financial difficulties. Inspirational guests include executive producer Ashton Kutcher, Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky, Resy, Empathy Wines and VaynerX co-founder Gary Vaynerchuk, actor David Costabile (Lincoln, Billion, breaking Bad), award-winning entrepreneur, investor and best-selling author Kim Perell, Andi Kirkegaard of Kirkie Cookies and The Scholarship System Founder Jocelyn Paonita Pearson.
The series highlights an epidemic of enormous proportions. As a nation, more than 44 million Americans collectively owe a colossal $ 1.5 trillion in federal student loans, a number that is growing every year and is second only to mortgage debt in America. Upon graduation, those entering the professional world face piles of bills, a dwindling pool of job opportunities, a lack of financial skills, and a constant, crippling weight of oppression that keeps them from getting there. to achieve their dreams, which has been made even worse by the pandemic.
“I am very happy to see that our award-winning series is back for Season 2 and is doing even better than last year. Like Season 1, the series should be a big hit for our network, ”said William J. Rouhana Jr., CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. Mr Rouhana continued, “It is clear, based on the incredible engagement with the series, that there is a strong need for personal finance content and support. Our company is proud to help bring solutions to young workers who are trying to improve their lives and their financial situation.
Philippe Guelton, President of Crackle Plus, said: “We are delighted with the unprecedented response from viewers to this new season.” Mr. Guelton added: “From Broke remains incredibly relevant and relatable and clearly resonates with our millennial consumers. This season’s innovative format and weekly rollout add a lot more depth to the series. From Broke continues our rich roster of new original series and exclusive movies at Crackle as we seek to serve our audiences with unique, entertaining and inspiring series. “
Season 1 of From Broke, which launched in October 2019, is currently available to stream for free exclusively on Crackle. Season 2 is produced by Flicker Filmworks.
Linear and VOD Crackle Plus networks are available in the United States and are accessible on 31 devices and services, including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TV (Samsung, LG, Vizio), game consoles (PS4 and XBoxOne), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops Crackle.com. Crackle is also available in approximately 500,000 hotel rooms of the Marriott Bonvoy chain.
ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR SOUL ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) operates video-on-demand (VOD) streaming networks. The company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad-supported and subscription-based VOD networks including Crackle, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix, and FrightPix. The company also acquires and distributes video content through its subsidiary Screen Media and produces original content in long and short form through Landmark Studio Group, Chicken Soup for the Soul Unscripted, APlus.com and Halcyon Television. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous series of books and produces premium pet food under the brand name Chicken Soup for the Soul.
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