Sony, maker of Demon Slayer, is reportedly in talks to amass the Crunchyroll anime streaming service.
Sony is reportedly in talks to buy US anime-streaming service Crunchyroll from AT&T. The doable acquisition, reported by Nikkei on Friday, may value Sony $957 million and convey the tech big into nearer competitors with Netflix, Hulu and different streaming providers.
Sony produces its personal anime, together with Demon Slayer, however has reportedly been licensing it to streaming providers. The acquisition would give Sony entry to Crunchyroll’s 1,000 titles and 30,000 episodes, in accordance with the Nikkei report.
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Crunchyroll mentioned this summer time that it has three million paid subscribers globally and greater than 70 million registered customers. Based in 2006 and primarily based in San Francisco, the corporate has been a part of AT&T’s WarnerMedia since 2018.
Sony declined to remark. AT&T did not instantly reply to a request for remark.