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  • Streaming Anime Distributor Crunchyroll Acquires Video Discovery Startup Redux

    Streaming Anime Distributor Crunchyroll Acquires Video Discovery Startup Redux

    Video distributor Crunchyroll wants to bring anime and other Asian content to a wide range of connected TVs and other platforms. Which explains why it’s announcing today that it’s acquired video discovery startup Redux to help improve its user experience on those platforms. Read More

  • The Chernin Group Nabs A Majority Stake In Anime Video Distributor Crunchyroll

    The Chernin Group confirmed today that it has acquired a majority stake in anime video distribution company Crunchyroll. The deal was first reported by AllThingsD in October and gives Peter Chernin’s investment company one of the largest streaming sites out there, with viewers in more than 160 countries worldwide. Like Hulu, which Chernin had sought to invest in earlier this year… Read More

  • Copyright Infringement Continues To Pay: $4 million For Crunchyroll

    Copyright Infringement Continues To Pay: $4 million For Crunchyroll

    San Francisco based Crunchyroll, a sort of YouTube for anime and other mostly Asian video content, raised a $4 million round of financing led by Venrock Associates, with partner David Siminoff joining the board of directors. The company, which launched in the summer of 2006, was founded by three HotOrNot employees. Our sources tell us that HotOrNot founders Jim Hong and James Young also… Read More

  • Crunchyroll Pushes the Envelope On Video Copyright

    Crunchyroll Pushes the Envelope On Video Copyright

    Crunchyroll is a San Francisco based startup that is a sort of YouTube for anime and other mostly Asian video content. The three founders, who asked to remain anonymous, are all employees of HotOrNot and the company operates out of HotOrNot’s San Francisco offices (although HotOrNot has no financial interest in the company, according to the founders). The site launched in the summer of… Read More