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Post Reply Should Crunchyroll become an official Television Channel ?
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Posted 12/4/14
This actually the very first time I ever had created a forum topic ever.

This is something that has been on my mind for awhile now.

I always enjoyed watching my favorite anime shows, Japanese dramas, Korean dramas, and Asian dramas/comedies on this website for a long time since I could remember.

I would love for crunchyroll to become a real television channel.



Should Crunchyroll become an official Television Channel ?

Yes or no ? And why ?




Posted 12/4/14
NO.
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Posted 12/4/14
I do not have cable tv, and have no desire to pay for it. But a tv-esque livestream would be cool.
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Posted 12/4/14
I respect your opinions :)
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Posted 12/4/14 , edited 12/4/14
While it would be nice to expose Anime to more people via a TV channel, they can be quite expensive to created from what I've heard, having to go to all the cable providers individually, set up a network and license content differently than online.

Also cable is really old media now and all the smart companies are headed online. More and more people are watching TV every day with connected TVs. If you want to watch Crunchyroll on your TV you can use an Apple TV, Roku, PlayStation or a number of other devices listed at the bottom of this page.
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Posted 12/4/14
The logistics would be...difficult. They couldn't livestream the same thing to different countries due to licensing issues, so at a minimum that would require separate programming to support everyone, and that would be a lot of effort to get someone to actually pay for it. But even if you limited it to the States, it's been tried and hasn't worked out so well for players like Neon Alley. Even Funimation had a cable channel on Uverse a few years back. There wasn't enough variety on it to continue watching for me, at least, and I'm not sure if it even exists anymore. With on-demand streaming of what you want when you want it, it doesn't seem practical to pay for a stream where you can't see a whole show if you don't pay attention.

But maybe as a promo thing, if they played the first four episodes of a series at a time and kept it rotating somehow, then maybe that might drive interest enough to encourage subscriptions, who knows... The interest would have to come from the cable industry though, to make enough to support it, and as the poster above notes, the cable business is kind of declining right now.

Sorry to sound so negative, but that's my take on it, anyway.

I wouldn't mind seeing the /live section of the site have some kind of spotlight a once-weekly show thing for a few hours, though, complete with chat enabled. That seems more do-able.
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Posted 12/4/14
I don't know. I like having an app that lets me watch various animu. Its system needs some tweaking (I keep getting errors and stuff), and I wish Crunchyroll had more anime, especially some from decades back, but otherwise I like Crunchyroll for what it is now.
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Posted 12/4/14 , edited 12/4/14
No, one of the benefits of crunchyroll, Netflix, Funimation is that it is video ON DEMAND meaning (before Comcast trademarked that phrase) that the user decides when to watch what episodes where. A television channel would be stuck with a specific schedule and people would have to try to watch during the broadcast hours and what days their show is broadcasting and maybe if their schedule didn't jive, either running out of the anime they want to watch, or missing key episodes without the ability to go back and catch up.
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Posted 12/4/14
Don't think it should honestly lol
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Posted 12/4/14
I think it'd only fail years later. It is hard to get a successful TV channel up and running and ensure it has longtime success. It'd be a long and hard road for the company to build into a successful TV channel, and it'd mean the company being restructured and lots of new people coming in just to make the TV channel take off and last long. And it'd take lots of money. And like I said, it isn't very likely it'd end up being real successful like this.

Alternatively, and what would be a lot better, the people that run Crunchyroll can keep doing things like they have been and improve upon what they are and what they offer. Not only is that just simply better than them trying to start a TV channel, it'd be a whole lot easier for them to go that route, and no doubt it is what virtually all CR fans would want them to do.

By the way, I was taking you meant the CR company keeping the website and then expanding to a TV channel. If you meant the company ditching the website and going TV channel only...yeah, that'd be very bad. Not only would it fail and they'd have lost something that was working for them, like someone said, a TV channel has scheduled programming, while CR allows us to watch what shows we want when we want - as they said, the videos are 'on demand'.
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Posted 12/4/14
Something tells me that traditional cable is slowly dying. So it would be kinda pointless for them to do it.
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Posted 12/4/14
no :b It's pretty expensive, and it's already much just to keep the site/app running.
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Posted 12/4/14
I don't think it would get successful, I mean cable is dying out and why would you watch something on TV when you could watch it on your computer or phone whenever you want without having to worry about missing it
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Posted 12/4/14
There would be no point, my tv can already connect to the internet.
Posted 12/4/14 , edited 12/5/14
No then I have to pay for cable..... i'm content with the website and apps.
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