Sony’s Funimation just buying anime streaming platform Crunchyroll from AT&T. The streaming platform has more than three million subscribers Crunchyroll joined Sony’s Funimation.
For now, Sony also owns two anime and animation streaming platforms Crunchyroll and Funimation. This is the control over anime in the US when numerous other media organizations are attempting to sort out their anime content. Netflix has also additionally put intensely in both authorizing and delivering its own anime content. They do this now on Crunchyroll with more than 70 million free members and 3 million paid subscribers.
Here is Sony‘s press statement Crunchyroll:
“The Crunchyroll team has done an extraordinary job of not only growing the Crunchyroll brand but also building a passionate community of anime fans. Crunchyroll’s success is a direct result of the company’s culture and commitment to its fans. By combining with Funimation, they will continue to nurture a global community and bring more anime to more people. I’m incredibly proud of the Crunchyroll team and what they have been able to accomplish in the digital media space in such a short period of time. They’ve created an end-to-end global ecosystem for this incredible art form.
“We are proud to bring Crunchyroll into the Sony family. Through Funimation and our terrific partners at Aniplex and Sony Music Entertainment Japan, we have a deep understanding of this global art form and are well-positioned to deliver outstanding content to audiences around the world. Together with Crunchyroll, we will create the best possible experience for fans and greater opportunity for creators, producers, and publishers in Japan and elsewhere. Funimation has been doing this for over 25 years and we look forward to continuing to leverage the power of creativity and technology to succeed in this rapidly growing segment of entertainment.”
Also, this year the streaming platform announces Crunchyroll Originals branding and they already license many popular animes like Attack on Titan, Fullmetal Alchemist, and One Piece.