The deal, announced on Wednesday, essentially moves Crunchyroll — founded in 2006, acquired by Peter Chernin’s Otter Media brand in 2013 and then folded into WarnerMedia under AT&T in 2018 — to Sony Pictures Entertainment’s anime-focused Funimation Global Group. Though the deal is still pending, subject to regulatory approvals, here are four things to know about this major acquisition.
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Peter Chernin is an American businessman and investor. He is the chairman and CEO of The Chernin Group, which he founded in 2010. TCG manages, operates and invests in businesses in the media, entertainment, and technology sectors. Specifically, the company focuses on three areas: making investments in technology and media companies in the US, developing premium content for film and television, and capitalizing on strategic business opportunities in emerging markets.
The Chernin Group and AT&T’s Otter Media to Acquire Majority Stake in Fullscreen. LOS ANGELES and DALLAS, September 22, 2014 – Otter Media, a venture between The Chernin Group and AT&T*, today agreed to purchase a majority stake in Fullscreen, a global online media company. As part of the deal, Fullscreen CEO and Founder George Strompolos will continue as CEO and maintain a material ownership stake in the company.
Aug 16, 2018 · AT&T Acquires Full Ownership of Otter Media. Written by Featured Partner on August 16, 2018. Originally Published by AT&T. AT&T* has acquired The Chernin Group’s controlling interest in Otter Media, the joint venture between the two companies. Otter Media, a leading subscription, advertising and content company, comprises wholly-owned subsidiaries Ellation, an online subscription video service provider, with offerings under the Crunchyroll and VRV brands, as well as a full-service digital ...
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With AT&T and Time Warner coming together, there was instant speculation that Peter Chernin will eventually play a role in the entertainment side of combined company.
Oct 21, 2016 · Chernin, who recently finished a term as a Twitter board member, has had a relationship with AT&T for several years via Otter Media, a joint venture between the telecom giant and his Chernin Group...
Nov 21, 2016 · Reese Witherspoon and Otter Media, the joint venture between media executive Peter Chernin's The Chernin Group and AT&T, today launched Hello Sunshine, a new cross-platform content company ...
Chernin Entertainment is an American film and television production company founded and owned by former News Corporation president and chief operating officer Peter Chernin, also CEO and chairman of the company. Jenno Topping is the current Head of Film and Television, with David Ready serving as EVP of Film and Television. Kristen Campo is the EVP of television. The company over eight years had made 24 films most of them with 20th Century Fox.