RetroCrush Launches on LG Smart TVs

Free Ad-supported Streaming Television (FAST) Channel, Dedicated To Classic Anime 24/7, Added to LG Channels via Deal with DMR

NEW YORK, JANUARY 13, 2022 ̶ RetroCrush, DMR's digital channel devoted to classic anime, has launched as a linear channel on LG Smart TVs (2018 models and newer) today.

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 70s, 80s and 90s 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 this month 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.

About RetroCrush
RetroCrush is a streaming service dedicated to the Golden Age of anime. It is available at www.RetroCrush.tv, and as a VOD app on Android and iOS mobile phones and tablets, connected TV (CTV) devices from Apple TV, Chromecast, FireTV Google TV, Roku, and smart TV's including LG and VIZIO. Additionally, RetroCrush is available on LG Smart TVs, Peacock, The Roku Channel, Redbox, Vizio SmartCast, and Plex as a free streaming linear channel, and on Pluto TV as a VOD playlist. Follow RetroCrush at YouTube.com/RetroCrush and on social media at Facebook.com/RetroCrush.tv, Instagram.com/RetroCrush.tv, Twitter.com/RetroCrush_tv and on Discord.

About DMR
DMR (Digital Media Rights) is a 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), Cinehouse (general entertainment), RetroCrush (classic anime), Cocoro (kids/family), KMTV (K-Pop), and Cinehouse Selects (arthouse). These are available as video-on-demand (AVOD and/or SVOD) apps on Smart TVs, mobile and connected TV devices; on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles; on the web; and/or as linear, free ad supported television (FAST) channels on LG Channels, Peacock, Plex, Redbox, The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, STIRR and VIZIO SmartCast. Its DMR Social division curates several social video channels for most of the above brands, as well as C-Crush (Chinese TV shows and movies), Cinehouse Romance (romance), K-Crush (Korean pop culture) and QTTV (LGBTQ+).

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 and Vudu, to name a few. The DMR Advertising Marketplace which 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.

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