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Sony completes Crunchyroll’s acquisition and plans to merge it with Funimation

Japanese company Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and AT&T has officially announced this last Monday, August 9th that SPE has completed its acquisition of  AT&Ts Crunchyroll anime business. The agreement was first announced in December 2020. The purchase price for the transaction was USD 1,175 billion. In addition, Tony Vinciquerra, CEO at SPE, reported that the [...]

Funimation strengthens itself in Latin America and launches in Chile, Colombia and Peru

The SVOD OTT Funimation, whose catalog is focused on anime content, has confirmed this Wednesday, June 16th, its decision to expand itself in Latin America with its launch in Chile, Colombia and Peru, after having reached Brazil and Mexico, where it is available. since November last year. Although, in a first stage, Funimation is available [...]

Funimation launches on Samsung smart TVs in Brazil

According to the information reported by specialized websites in Brazil, the SVOD OTT Funimation, focused on anime content, announced its launch on Samsung smart TVs in that country. On a first step, the app is available on TVs with the Tizen operating system, launched between 2017 and 2021. The app allows access to a catalog [...]

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 [...]

Funimation now available on Roku devices in Brazil and Mexico

SVOD OTT Funimation, focused on anime content and launched in Mexico and Brazil in November 2020, this way making its official launch in Latin America, is  now available on Roku’s platform starting this Tuesday, March 9th, in those same countries. According to the announcement made by Roku and the Funimation Global Group, Roku users in [...]

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 [...]