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Sony’s deal for anime platform Crunchyroll faces uncertainty from US DOJ

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    nothis
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    Really? Literally every shit gets through but Sony buying an anime streaming network is where they draw the line?

    Really? Literally every shit gets through but Sony buying an anime streaming network is where they draw the line?

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    1. moocow1452
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      Some combination of "new boss, new rules" and that Disney/Fox and Sprint/T-Mobile had to go through similar songs and dances. It will likely go through since all the other streaming players have...

      Some combination of "new boss, new rules" and that Disney/Fox and Sprint/T-Mobile had to go through similar songs and dances. It will likely go through since all the other streaming players have their own animated properties, and contrary to popular belief, anime isn't legally distinct enough to animation to warrant monopoly woes.

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  2. userexec
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    I'm curious how this will affect VRV. That's always been sort of a weird setup with Crunchyroll being a channel of VRV. I love my dubs when I'm working on stuff and can't be looking up at the...

    I'm curious how this will affect VRV. That's always been sort of a weird setup with Crunchyroll being a channel of VRV. I love my dubs when I'm working on stuff and can't be looking up at the screen and reading subtitles all the time, so I subscribe to also get the HiDive channel. HiDive on its own though isn't exactly a ton of content. I'll be eager to see if Crunchyroll will be staying around on VRV or if there would just be a gaping hole in the service if it were to get merged with Funimation or something.

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