Adult Swim And Anime Streaming Service Crunchyroll Announce Partnership

Adult Swim And Anime Streaming Service Crunchyroll Announce Partnership

Adult Swim And Anime Streaming Service Crunchyroll Announce Partnership

Today (12th March) Cartoon Network USA’s nightly young adult programming service – Adult Swim and Ellation’s Crunchyroll have announced that they have announced a programming partnership for Adult Swim’s Japanese anime block – Toonami which airs on Saturday nights. From now on, both Crunchyroll and Adult Swim will work together on licensed content, co-productions and distribution opportunities. The news of the partnership follows the announcement of a corporate reshuffle at WarnerMedia last week which led to the break up of Cartoon Network’s owners – Turner, causing CN, Boomerang and Adult Swim to move to Warner Bros’s brand new Global Kids and Young Adults division. Meanwhile, Ellation (Crunchyroll’s owners) was also transferred to Warner Bros. At present, Turner is still a going concern until the complex process of restructuring at WarnerMedia is completed.

Crunchyroll was founded in 2006 and WarnerMedia inherited the streaming service through its merger with telecommunications company AT&T, last August, AT&T fully acquired Otter Media, the owners of Ellation, which itself owns Crunchyroll.

Ever since the Time Warner/AT&T merger, Adult Swim and Crunchyroll have worked together and even announced a new anime series called Blade Runner – Black Lotus based on the Oscar-winning movie Blade Runner 2049, which is co-produced by Alcon Television Group. The English-dubbed episodes will premiere on Toonami in the United States and Crunchyroll will handle worldwide streaming. Crunchyroll and Adult Swim have also collaborated to distribute the anime series – Mob Psycho 100, which premiered on the Toonami programming block last year.

Jason DeMarco, senior vice president, creative director for on-air at Adult Swim and co-creator of Toonami, made this statement in regards of the new partnership with Crunchyroll:

“Our partnership with Crunchyroll will open up exciting new possibilities for both of us. This will expand Toonami’s already great programming to include even more premiere and original anime. It’s a great time to be an anime fan!”

Crunchyroll’s general manager – Joanne Waage also added:

“Our mission is to grow anime globally, which makes Adult Swim the perfect partner as Toonami has been incredibly influential in the growth of anime here in the U.S. We can’t wait to show our fans what we have in store for them through this new programming partnership. Expect new co-productions, expanded distribution of dubs, and generally more accessible anime!”

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/08/warnermedia-now-fully-owns-anime-streaming-service-crunchyroll/

https://www.polygon.com/2019/3/12/18261643/adult-swim-crunchyroll-anime-series

https://deadline.com/2019/03/adult-swim-crunchyroll-team-on-programming-expand-distribution-deal-1202573898/

http://www.animationmagazine.net/streaming/crunchyroll-adult-swim-expand-programming-partnership/

Boomerang USA Streaming Service To Launch On The VRV Streaming Platform On 13th November 2018

Boomerang USA Streaming Service To Launch On The VRV Streaming Platform On 13th November 2018

Boomerang USA Streaming Service To Launch On The VRV Streaming Platform On 13th November 2018

Classic animation streaming service – Boomerang owned by Turner and Warner Bros. (within AT&T’s WarnerMedia group) will be launching on the multi-service streaming platform – VRV on Tuesday 13th November. VRV is also owned by WarnerMedia, via Otter Media and via its subsidiary – Ellation, Otter Media became fully owned by WarnerMedia in August 2018.

VRV users will be able to subscribe to Boomerang for $4.99 per month or to VRV’s complete collection of streaming services — including Boomerang, Ellation’s Crunchyroll, Nickelodeon’s NickSplat, Otter Media’s Rooster Teeth and six other services for only $9.99 per month.

The Boomerang streaming service has a library of more than 3,000 cartoons featuring productions from Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network Studios and MGM, including Courage the Cowardly Dog, Scooby-Doo, Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, The Jetsons, and The Flintstones. Boomerang is also home to new animated shows such as Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz, Wacky Races, Bunnicula and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Boomerang has also recently announced that the new Care Bears animated series – Care Bears: Unlock the Magic will be joining the service, and also a remastered version of the Garfield and Friends animated series.

Ever since the AT&T takeover of Time Warner (now WarnerMedia) in June, the company have been heavily restructuring their digital streaming businesses. As a result of the takeover, the Korean, Chinese and Japanese entertainment streaming service – DramaFever closed on 19th October, with Turner Classic Movies streaming service – FilmStruck also due to close on the 29th November. Despite these closures, WarnerMedia has promised that they will launch a streaming service in the fourth quarter of 2019 that will feature the company’s films, television series, documentaries and animation all in one place.

https://www.warnermediagroup.com/newsroom/press-releases/2018/10/10/statement-from-warnermedia-ceo-john-stankey-announcing-plans-for

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/filmstruck-cease-domestic-and-international-operations-november-29-2018

Ellation’s Crunchyroll — an anime-centric streaming service has partnered with Turner’s Adult Swim for its Toonami anime programming block to premiere the series – Mob Psycho 100, which premiered last Saturday (27th October). Crunchyroll owns the U.S. license to the anime series. WarnerMedia’s full acquisition of Otter Media has opened the door to Crunchyroll’s anime library which will hopefully lead to more new shows on Toonami.

https://uk.ign.com/articles/2018/10/26/crunchyroll-and-toonami-team-up-for-new-adult-swim-anime-debut

https://www.thewrap.com/courage-the-cowardly-dog-coming-to-vrv-in-new-partnership-with-warnermedia/