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AT&T Acquires Full Ownership of Otter Media (including VRV, Crunchyroll, and Roosterteeth)

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    It'll be interesting to see what, if any, effect this has on the companies individually and USA anime distribution as a whole.

    It'll be interesting to see what, if any, effect this has on the companies individually and USA anime distribution as a whole.

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    1. demifiend (edited ) Link Parent
      Most likely a deleterious effect. Media consolidation seems to do little besides homogenization. Consider Disney as an example. Change the settings and character names, and there isn't much...

      Most likely a deleterious effect. Media consolidation seems to do little besides homogenization. Consider Disney as an example. Change the settings and character names, and there isn't much difference between a Disney Star Wars movie and a Disney Marvel Cinematic Universe movie.

      The example of FM radio in the US is also instructive. Since most FM stations are owned by a few large corporations, they all tend to play the same stale playlists, and are obnoxious in their ad:content ratio.

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