Report: WarnerMedia Offer Crunchyroll to Sony for US$1.5 Billion

Technology news website The Information reported that AT&T’s WarnerMedia has offered to sell anime streaming platform Crunchyroll to Sony for US$1.5 billion. Based on the report, Sony “balked” at the offer during the sales talk. 

Crunchyroll recently announced it has surpassed 3 million subscribers in July 2020. The offer values the streaming service at $500 per subscriber. 

In 2017, Sony Pictures Television acquired a majority stake in Funimation at US$143 million.

Since then, Sony Pictures Television and Aniplex have consolidated its anime division into one joint venture: Funimation (US/UK), Wakanim (Europe), and AnimeLab (Australia/New Zealand). 

Source:  The Information via Anime News Network

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