RetroCrush, DMR’s digital channel devoted to classic anime, has launched as a linear channel on LG Smart TVs (2018 models and newer).
RetroCrush launched in April 2019 as a social video channel, growing to more than one million subscribers/followers on YouTube and Facebook today and averaging 38 million monthly video views. On March 30, 2020, RetroCrush launched as a standalone OTT service and app, which today includes more than 100 series and 40 features from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s and is available on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and smart TVs, and on desktop at www.RetroCrush.tv. Four months later, it debuted as a 24/7 free, ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channel.
Said DMR Director, Digital Distribution and Content Strategy John Stack, “Our entire DMR family deserves to be proud of the meteoric rise that RetroCrush has experienced since launching just two years ago as a social video channel. The channel is now widely-recognized as the go-to media choice of classic anime fans globally. Today’s deal with LG is yet another benchmark for the RetroCrush brand.”
Examples of programming streaming on RetroCrush in January 2022 include Lupin the 3rd: Alcatraz Connection, Lupin the 3rd: Operation: Return the Treasure, Lupin the 3rd: Elusiveness of the Fog, and Lupin the 3rd: The Last Job, to name a few.
LG Channels is LG’s free streaming service (available on LG Smart TVs 2016 and up) providing users with a wide selection of premium live and on-demand programming, including movies, TV shows, news, sports, kids, and more. Easily discover your favorite programs by browsing the guide or launching the LG Channels application, both available on 2016 TVs and up and in 14 countries and growing.