Sony Is “Almost” Ready To Buy Crunchyroll From AT&T For $950M+ Dollars

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As reported some months back here at Anime Motivation, Sony is interested in buying Crunchyroll from AT&T.

Back then – the asking price was over $1 billion dollars but that’s changed as negotiations continue.

Now though, Sony has almost finalized negotiations to buy Crunchyroll for 100 billion Yen ($950M+).

This is official and the likelihood of this happening is a sealed deal at this point.

 

The future of anime streaming

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Crunchyrollan Anime Motivation partner, has 70 million members to its name. 5+ million which are paid subscribers.

Sony will use this move to compete and dominate rivals like Netflix.

At this point it means Sony will dominate anime, since they already have FUNIMATION under their belt.

Whether that’s a good thing or not is yet to be determined. But Sony is a Japanese company at heart, so this could be one of the best moves in anime history.

It all depends on how they play the game.

News source: https://asia.nikkei.com/

 

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