Cineverse launched two new free ad-supported channels last week, bringing beloved children’s shows from Sid and Marty Krofft to the streaming world for the first time ever.
The Sid & Marty Krofft channel launched on Midnight Pulp, Dove Channel, and Cineverse on February 8. Cineverse digitally remastered the shows for streaming after acquiring the global rights last year to the many series from brothers Marty Krofft and Sid Krofft. The channel hosts a number of the duos’ live retro series popular in the 70s and 80s, including H.R. Pufnstuf, The Bugaloos, Lidsville, Land of the Lost, Far Out Space Nuts, and Sigmund and the Sea Monsters. The channel is available on-demand on The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, Vizio WatchFree+, and Sling Freestream.
“These classics, including programming that hasn’t been available in decades, can now be enjoyed on Saturday mornings – or any time – by those who grew up watching these iconic shows, as well as a whole new generation of soon-to-be-fans,” said Chris McGurk, chief executive officer and chairman of Cineverse.
Fans can find uncut versions of Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, Wonderbug, Dr. Shrinker, Bigfoot and Wildboy, and Magic Mongo. The channel also includes The Krofft SuperStar Hour with Horror Hotel, Lost Island, and The Bay City Rollers. Seasons one and two of The Krofft Supershow are also streaming, which hasn’t been seen since its broadcast in 1976.
Cineverse also launched EntrepreneurTV, the first free ad-supported channel from Entrepreneur Media, publisher of Entrepreneur magazine. The channel has more than 200 hours of content catering to budding business owners and cater to the company’s mission to help “build and grow” startups with tips from experts.
Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch is a “high-stakes” investment series where contestants have 60 seconds in a literal elevator to wow a board of investors with their pitch. Gary Bredow hosts the series Start Up, where he travels to local businesses around the U.S. to interview owners about what it takes to start a company from the ground up. The channel also has documentaries, including Tech Talk, highlighting startup companies developing innovations such as soccer-playing robots, flying taxis, and 3D holographic surgery.
The channel had an initial launch on Sling Freestream. More platforms will be announced soon.
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