how does CR work?
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24 / M / BC, Canada
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Posted 6/24/11
everyone knows CR's history, but now that its gone all legal
Im wonderin how they get their money and how all of this works..
besides the ads and membership (which isnt all that much) i see no other way that the site
gain money..

someone explain to me..
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Posted 6/24/11
Cocaine trafficking.
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26 / M / Illinois
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Posted 6/24/11
Yup sex and drugs fund crunchyroll for us so remember every time you watch an episode of naruto know somebody working in crunchyroll may of gotten an std or sti whatever its called nowadays to provide that episode for you
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28 / M / down the hall on...
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The dude simply wants a straight answer. Don't know of anything else. However if I can recall correctly an awesome commodity that CR may be investing on the market nowadays would be unicorns blood. Also their horns remedy impotency.

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Posted 6/25/11
Seven dollars a month for every anime member I could imagine would still be a lot not including the drama members and people that have both. Maybe not making millions but still a lot. Maybe they are more interested in providing great quality Asian television to it's members inexpensively.
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Nice juggalo.
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Posted 6/25/11

joblagz wrote:

everyone knows CR's history, but now that its gone all legal
Im wonderin how they get their money and how all of this works..
besides the ads and membership (which isnt all that much) i see no other way that the site
gain money..

someone explain to me..


why do you want to know? unless you're planning to duplicate CR. <kidding... >
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Well, duh everybody knows Shinji's a wizard.
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29 / M / Colorado, USA
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Posted 6/25/11
I'm pretty sure they would have behind them some companies dedicated to investing in this sort of situation. Loans of some business tier. I would also assume the sponsorships that get to take up the border of the front page are a larger batch of instant money for CR, and then probably a little more for when people click through and sign up. But it's probably mostly those investors that enable CR to bid on shows to obtain. Indeed I would like to hear more of their operations than what was shared on Reddit.
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36 / M / Construction land!
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Posted 6/25/11
Well, going by the blurb at the top of their jobs page, about 6 million people use the site every month. If we allow a use to constitute a video viewing (very simplified, I know), that turns to 6 million episodes watched. Now, assuming that about 10% of the people here are members (very rough guess, going by quick looks at the forums), this would leave 5.4 million of the episodes ad-supported. If we use a mass-insertion ad rate of 1.5 cents per view (I don't know CRs exact charges; I have heard other streaming sites charge in this range.), times 3 ads per ep, brings us to 4.5 cents per episode viewed. Assuming (I hate all the assumptions, but it's the best we can do.) a little over half the income goes to overhead (bandwidth, utilities, profit-sharing, etc), this leaves them with 2 cents per ep, or $108,000/month profit from the ad-supported episodes. The other 600,000 represent paid members; using an assumed average of $7 per member (some are more from the all-access, some are less from the 12-month payment plans), and again, allowing a bit over half to go to overhead, leaves $3 per member, or another $1.8 million. Yes, this is significantly more, but it's the extra money that is used to secure new licenses and expand the business in other ways. (Oh, and pay the employees for their work...)

There of course, may be a big thing I'm forgetting, or I could be way off on an estimate. But it's not too hard to see how CR could be making money on a venture such as this. It's a similar method to how public radio and TV stay around- the costs are high, but if you can get a lot of people just giving a little, it makes a huge difference. And even if you can't afford to, the ads will help to at least cover your endured costs...
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