DMR to Launch Three Digital Linear Channels on Vizio Smartcast®
NEW YORK, MARCH 2, 2021 ̶ DMR (www.digitalmediarights.com), an independent digital media and entertainment company, has launched three of its digital linear channels on VIZIO SmartCast TVs including RetroCrush, Midnight Pulp and Cocoro.
John Stack, DMR's Director of Digital Distribution and Content Strategy, remarked, “The DMR team is excited to be working with and launching three of our channels on VIZIO SmartCast, one of the nation's leading TV streaming platforms. By adding RetroCrush offering the best of classic Japanese anime, Cocoro providing premium content for families on the go, and Midnight Pulp streaming all things strange, VIZIO SmartCast audiences will have even more compelling content to consider for their viewing pleasure.”
The following offers a look at some of the wide variety of high-quality content that these channels will be bringing to VIZIO at launch:
RetroCrush ̶ Experience the golden age of anime the way it's meant to be enjoyed. Watch the best classic anime for all fans, old and new. Titles will include Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, Saint Seiya, and Ronin Warriors.
Midnight Pulp ̶ The perfect late night channel to end all boredom, Midnight Pulp offers expertly curated selection of cult and genre programming. Titles will include Ringu, Detective Chinatown and The Changeling.
Cocoro ̶ Overflowing with kid-friendly shows designed to educate and entertain, Cocoro's shows boast colorful characters and big ideas. Shows will include Kung Food, Om Nom Stories, and Pororo: Cyberspace Adventure.
DMR (aka Digital Media Rights) is a privately-held digital media and entertainment company founded a decade ago by industry veterans David Chu and Michael Hong. Pioneers in digital entertainment, DMR is transforming the industry while specializing in OTT Channels and Digital Distribution.
As a publisher and developer, DMR owns and operates seven OTT channels that have become leading destinations for their respective genres: AsianCrush (pan-Asian), Midnight Pulp (horror/thriller/action), YuyuTV (general entertainment), RetroCrush (classic anime), Cocoro (kids/family), KMTV (K-Pop), and Cinehouse (arthouse). These are available as video-on-demand (AVOD and/or SVOD) apps on Smart TVs, mobile and connected TV devices; on the web; and/or as linear, free ad supported television (FAST) channels on the Plex, Roku Channel, Samsung TV, STIRR and VIZIO SmartCast.
DMR is also one of the world's largest content aggregators and distributors with a catalog containing more than 7,500 premium titles from leading TV networks, studios, producers and sales agents. The company has cultivated distribution deals with Amazon Instant Video, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix, Cable VOD, iTunes, Google Play, FandangoNow, Tubi, PlutoTV, Crackle, Hoopla, Kanopy, Vudu, to name a few. The DMR Advertising Marketplace provides video and display ads via direct sales and programmatic channels (Connected TV, desktop, and mobile) while connecting brands and media buying agencies to premium publishers.
Founded and headquartered in Orange County, California, VIZIO's mission is to deliver immersive entertainment and compelling lifestyle enhancements that make our products the center of the connected home. VIZIO is driving the future of televisions through its integrated platform of cutting-edge Smart TVs and powerful SmartCast operating system. VIZIO also offers a portfolio of innovative sound bars that deliver consumers an elevated audio experience. VIZIO's platform gives content providers more ways to distribute their content and advertisers more tools to target and dynamically serve ads to a growing audience that is increasingly transitioning away from linear TV.
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