Crunchyroll Confirms VRV as Part of Sony Following Acquisition

Crunchyroll confirmed with Anime News Network that since Ellation’s VRV bundle streaming service is a Crunchyroll brand, VRV is also now part of Sony following Sony’s Funimation Global Group’s acquisition of Crunchyroll from AT&T.

Sony Pictures Entertainment and AT&T announced on August 9, 2021 that Sony’s Funimation Global Group had completed its acquisition of Crunchyroll. The purchase price was US$1.175 billion, and the proceeds were paid in cash at closing.

The announcement did not reveal how or if the individual streaming platforms would merge or plans for subscription costs for users.

Source: ANN

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