Tag Archives: Funimation

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 [...]

Funimation officially launches in Brazil and Mexico

According to several specialized websites, Funimation, new SVOD OTT focused on anime content, is now available in Brazil and Mexico, thus making its official arrival at Latin America. The platform was already available in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. As reported, the platform is initially available through its website, although it [...]

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, [...]

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, [...]

AT&T could sale Crunchyroll to Sony

As reported on August 12th by the specialized website The Information, AT&T is negotiating with Sony Pictures Entertainment to sell the OTT Crunchyroll, one of the most important anime content platforms, both globally and in Latin America. The website reported that AT&T intends a total of  USD 1.5 billion for the transaction. Although up to [...]

Funimation to launch in Mexico and Brazil this year

Funimation, OTT focused on anime content, plans to expand its streaming service to Latin America this year. The platform will be launched in Mexico and Brazil, and it already operates in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. For its launch in Latin America, the platform will offer select subtitled and dubbed anime [...]