AsianCrush, RetroCrush and Midnight Pulp Mark DMR’s First Linear Channels to Launch in Canada
NEW YORK, DECEMBER, 2021- DMR, a pioneering digital media and entertainment company that serves passionate niche fandoms, has announced the launch of AsianCrush, RetroCrush and Midnight Pulp on The Roku Channel in Canada. Available now, the premiere of these three DMR streaming channels marks the company’s linear entry into the Canadian marketplace.
AsianCrush offers popular Korean drama series and pan-Asian movies, while RetroCrush is devoted to streaming classic anime TV and movies, and Midnight Pulp features a range of content, from horror, action and thriller movies to paranormal series.
This follows the November 2020 launches of DMR’s RetroCrush, Midnight Pulp and Cocoro channels on The Roku Channel in the U.S.
Said DMR Director of Digital Distribution and Content Strategy John Stack, “Having enjoyed a very successful relationship with Roku in the U.S. during the last several years , DMR is pleased to be expanding our partnership. Entering the Canadian marketplace with our three channels further propels the exponential growth of our linear operations.”
DMR (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, Social Media 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 the web; and/or as linear, free ad supported television (FAST) channels on Peacock, Plex, Redbox, The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, STIRR and VIZIO SmartCast. DMR’s Social Media 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 films), 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, The Roku Channel, Crackle, Hoopla, Kanopy, Vudu, to name a few. DMR also operates a Digital 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.