Redbox, a leading entertainment company, has announced it has signed an agreement with DMR (www.digitalmediarights.com), one of the world’s largest aggregators and distributors of content. Fueling Redbox’s rapid growth in the streaming space, this latest content agreement includes launching a new free streaming channel – “RetroCrush” – the leading independent anime streaming brand which provides viewers classic anime TV and movies 24 hours a day. In addition, Redbox will add hundreds of movies and TV series to its growing free ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) service.
The RetroCrush channel features a selection of classic anime TV series and movies, including Street Fighter II: The Animated Series, Goku: Midnight Eye, and Demon City Shinjuku, among many others. The channel joins the Redbox Free Live TV service, which has over 100 free streaming channels that can be easily accessed via the Redbox app available on Roku, Vizio, Samsung, LG, Xbox, iOS, Android, and others.
Redbox also features a free, ad-supported on demand (AVOD) section of its streaming service with thousands of titles available. New titles coming from DMR include Street Fighter – The Animated Series, Great Teacher Onizuka, Flame of Recca, and Astro Boy.
“Redbox is known for offering the very best selection of content for our customers, and this deal with DMR further enhances our free streaming services,” said Chris Yates, General Manager, Redbox On Demand. “Anime is one of the most sought-after categories, and we’re thrilled to provide our viewers with a deep dive into this hot genre.”
“Our aim with RetroCrush is to provide anime fans with the world’s best series and films. As one of the most recognizable brands in entertainment, we’re pleased to partner with Redbox and offer an exciting programming lineup of classic anime to their millions of customers,” said John Stack, Director, Digital Distribution and Content Strategy, DMR.