Tag Archives: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll’s acquisition by Sony could be delayed due to monopoly risk in the anime market

As reported by the specialized website The Information and others, the acquisition of the Crunchyroll platform, focused on anime content, by Sony, officially announced in December 2020, could be delayed. Crunchyroll’s deal to sell to Sony is valued at USD 1.175 million in cash. According to the information reported, the US Department of Justice will [...]

Crunchyroll expands its catalog in Latin America with VIZ Media

The Crunchyroll platform, whose portfolio is focused on the anime universe, has recently announced a new partnership with VIZ Media, a US anime distribution and entertainment company based in San Francisco, California. As reported by Crunchyroll, the aim of the partnership is to expand the platform’s catalog in Latin America, and add almost 600 titles. [...]

Funimation launches Android app in Brazil and Mexico

As reported by several specialized websites, Funimation, SVOD OTT with anime content, launched in Brazil and Mexico at the end of 2020, has recently launched an application for Android devices, which can be accessed for free through Google Play. In Brazil, access to the OTT catalog is available for an R$ 249.90 (USD 45) annual [...]

AT&T sells Crunchyroll to Sony

After several months of negotiations, AT&T  has finally confirmed an agreement for the sale of Crunchyroll to Funimation, a joint-venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment in the US and the Japanese Aniplex, the latter subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment. The transaction was valued at USD 1,175 million in cash. In order to reduce its debt load, [...]

Loading adds Crunchyroll’s titles in Brazil

Loading, a new TV channel recently launched in Brazil, has added more than 50 Crunchyroll titles to its programming grid, and will offer a range of anime titles as part of its content catalog. In addition, according to several specialized websites, Loading will dub several titles in partnership with Crunchyroll, such as 91 days and [...]

Sony would be close to acquiring Crunchyroll

As reported by several specialized websites, Sony would have entered into final negotiations to acquire the US OTT Crunchyroll. The transaction would be valued at around USD 957 million. In mid-August, the specialized website The Information had reported that, originally, AT&T requested USD 1.5 billion for the platform and Sony was interested in the acquisition, [...]

Dataxis to debate on strategies to avoid subscriber spinning and churn in OTT

After having developed the second Sportv Series Latin America edition virtually, Dataxis will resume its virtual panels from this Tuesday, October 20th at 1:00 PM (ART), the date on which it will gather a group of experts to discuss strategies in relation to How to avoid subscriber spinning and ‘churn’ in OTT. Registration to the [...]

Funimation to be available in Brazil and Mexico in December

As reported by several specialized websites, the OTT Funimation, focused on anime content, will be available in Mexico and Brazil from December, thus making its official arrival at Latin America, as it was previously reported. The platform will compete with other OTTs, such as Crunchyroll and Anime Onegai, also about to launch in the region, [...]

Crunchyroll adds new premium subscription plans

The Crunchyroll (AT&T) platform, focused on anime content, announced this Monday the launch of new subscription plans globally, including Latin America. As officially detailed from the company, those who pay  a premium subscription to access the OTT catalog will be able to choose between the Fan; Mega Fan and Fan Anual packages. All of them [...]

Crunchyroll and Cartoon Network bring Toonami back to Latin America

Cartoon Network and the company Crunchyroll, focused on anime content, announced the return of Toonami to Latin America, a segment that features the best Asian anime content on the channel, starting on Monday, August 31st, from Monday to Friday at midnight. As officially reported by Cartoon Network, the agreement will last for one year and [...]