Chernin Group plans to take control of Crunchyroll?
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Posted 10/30/13

The entertainment trade magazine Variety reported on Wednesday that Chernin Group, a company run by News Corporation executive Peter Chernin, is in advanced talks to buy a controlling stake in the media distribution service Crunchyroll. Variety states its information is from unnamed "industry sources." Chernin Group declined to comment to Variety, and Crunchyroll CEO and co-founder Kun Gao also did not comment on the deal.

One of Variety's unnamed sources said that Cherin Group's offer would value Crunchyroll at under US$100 million. The company's current investors include Venrock, the venture-capital arm of the Rockefeller family; Japanese media company TV Tokyo, and others. The source said that if the reported deal came to fruition, Venrock would relinquish its stake while TV Tokyo would remain an owner.


http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-10-30/variety/chernin-group-in-advanced-talks-to-control-crunchyroll
http://variety.com/2013/digital/news/chernin-group-in-talks-to-acquire-control-of-asian-video-site-crunchyroll-1200778487/

Found this on ANN as well as another news article earlier. Thoughts on this?
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Not sure if want.
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Here's my two cents: As long as it doesn't fuck up the way I watch anime or prevents Crunchyroll from getting any more licenses to stream on their site; I don't really have an opinion to state
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Renji_Tamaki wrote:

Here's my two cents: As long as it doesn't fuck up the way I watch anime or prevents Crunchyroll from getting any more licenses to stream on their site; I don't really have an opinion to state


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Posted 10/30/13
I don't know...

The internet doesn't take change well

It might not blow over easily
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Posted 10/30/13

Hi all. A discussion about this was already started earlier, over in the Extended Discussion forum. Please share your thoughts there:

/forumtopic-826051/chernin-group-in-talks-to-acquire-control-ofcrunchyroll

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