Crunchyroll-owner Ellation announces Vrv, a multi-channel, streaming video service

Digital media company Ellation is announcing a big push into streaming video with Vrv, which will offer a variety of channels aimed at gamers and other geeks. Ellation is best known as the parent comp

Chernin’s Otter Media Invests $22M Into Anime Service Crunchyroll

Otter Media says it’s investing another $22 million in Ellation, the parent company of anime-focused video service Crunchyroll. Founded in 2006, Crunchyroll’s content includes relativel

Global Video Service Viki Buys Soompi, A Fan Site For Korean Dramas, In Sub-$10M Deal

Viki, the global video site owned by Japan's Rakuten, has made an acquisition of its own after it snapped up Soompi, an English-language news and fan site dedicated to Korean cinema and drama, for "le

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 d

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&#8

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

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