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Sony’s Funimation Acquires Crunchyroll for $1.175 Billion

Sony Pictures Entertainment and AT&T today announced that AT&T has agreed to sell its Crunchyroll anime business to Funimation. Funimation is a joint venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment subsidiary, Aniplex Inc. Crunchyroll is a premier anime direct-to-consumer service within AT&T’s WarnerMedia segment with more than 3 million SVOD subscribers and growing. …

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Robotech Heads to Funimation Through New Deal

Kew Media Distribution has licensed the original anime sensation Robotech: The Series and the sequel films Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles and Robotech 2: The Sentinels to Funimation, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television. Upon expiration of existing third-party deals, the deal agreement gives Funimation all rights (including VOD, EST, home entertainment and merchandising) worldwide, excluding …

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Funimation Acquires UK Anime Distributor Manga Entertainment

Funimation, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television, today announced its acquisition of Manga Entertainment Limited, the leading distributor of anime in the UK and Ireland. Headquartered in London, England, Manga Entertainment is a long-term partner of Funimation and currently serves anime fans across a wide range of channels, including Blu-ray / DVDs, broadcast, theatrical and …

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Dragon Ball Super: Broly Goes Super Saiyan with $7M Opening

The North American box office was no match for the Dragon Ball franchise and its Super Saiyan warriors. Dragon Ball Super: Broly, the highly-anticipated new anime feature from Funimation Films, the theatrical division of Sony Pictures Television’s Funimation, opened as the #1 movie in the U.S. with a stunning more than $7 million box office …

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Hulu and Funimation Sign New Deal for Anime Programming

Today, Hulu and Funimation announced a multi-year partnership and output deal. deal marks Hulu’s largest agreement for anime programming to date and will significantly expand its anime collection with new subtitled and dubbed titles from Funimation, the leading anime distributor, each year. With millions of hours of anime streamed over the past year, Hulu is streaming …

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