Crunchyroll is an American distributor and licensing company focused on streaming anime and dorama. Founded in 2006 by a group of University of California, Berkeley graduates, Crunchyroll's distribution channel and partnership program delivers content to 50 million registered users worldwide. Crunchyroll is a subsidiary of Otter Media, a subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia. Crunchyroll has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chișinău and Tokyo, is a member of the Association of Japanese Animations. "Crunchyroll-Hime" known as "Hime" is the official mascot of Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll offers over 900 anime shows, more than 200 Asian dramas to users, 50 manga titles as Crunchyroll Manga, although not all programming is available worldwide due to licensing restrictions. Crunchyroll passed one million paid subscribers in February 2017, has over 2 million paid subscribers as of 2019. Crunchyroll selects some anime titles for release on Blu-ray/DVD through its distribution partners. Crunchyroll started in 2006 as a for-profit video upload and streaming site that specialized in hosting East Asian video content.
Some of the content hosted on Crunchyroll included fansubbed versions of East Asian shows. In 2008, Crunchyroll secured a capital investment of $4.05 million from the venture capital firm Venrock. The investment drew criticism from anime distributors and licensors Bandai Entertainment and Funimation as the site continued to allow users to upload illegal copies of licensed titles. However, Crunchyroll began securing legal distribution agreements with companies, including Gonzo, for an increasing number of titles. On January 8, 2009, after announcing a deal with TV Tokyo to host episodes of Naruto Shippuden, Crunchyroll stated that it was committed to removing all copyright-infringing material from its site and to hosting only content to which it had legitimate distribution rights. In 2010, Crunchyroll announced its acquisition of the North American DVD rights to 5 Centimeters Per Second; this was the first DVD release licensed by Crunchyroll. On October 30, 2013, Crunchyroll began digitally distributing 12 different manga titles from Kodansha – series such as Attack on Titan and Fairy Tail were part of the manga that were available – through Crunchyroll Manga.
On December 2, 2013, The Chernin Group, former News Corp. president Peter Chernin's holding company, announced that it has acquired a controlling interest in Crunchyroll. A person with knowledge of the transaction said the price for the acquisition was close to $100 million; the Chernin Group said that Crunchyroll management and existing investor TV Tokyo will maintain a "significant" stake in the company. On April 22, 2014, AT&T and The Chernin Group announced the formation of a joint venture to acquire, invest in and launch over-the-top video services. Both companies committed over $500 million in funding to the venture; the new company became the majority owner of Crunchyroll. On August 3, 2015, Variety reported that Otter Media will unveil Ellation, a new umbrella company for its subscription-based video services including Crunchyroll. Ellation's services included VRV, which debuted in 2016, a video streaming platform described as targeting "geeks and lovers of comedy and technology."On October 22, 2015, the Anime News Network reported that Crunchyroll has 700,000 paying subscribers.
In addition, the company announced that Crunchyroll and Sumitomo Corporation had created a joint venture to produce and invest in anime productions. On April 11, 2016, Crunchyroll and Kadokawa Corporation announced the formation of a strategic alliance that gave Crunchyroll exclusive worldwide digital distribution rights for Kadokawa anime titles in the upcoming year, it granted Crunchyroll the right to co-finance Kadokawa anime titles to be produced in the future. On July 1, 2016, Crunchyroll announced plans to release a number of series on home video. On September 8, 2016, Crunchyroll announced a partnership with Funimation. Crunchyroll will stream selected Funimation titles, while Funimation will stream selected Crunchyroll titles, as well as their upcoming dubbed content. In addition and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will act as distributors for Crunchyroll's home video catalog. On October 18, 2018, Funimation announced that their partnership with Crunchyroll has ended as a result of Sony Pictures Television's acquisition of Funimation and AT&T's acquisition of Crunchyroll's parent company Otter Media.
On February 9, 2017, Crunchyroll announced. On March 30, 2017, Crunchyroll began to distribute anime through Steam. On November 4, 2017, a group of hackers managed to DNS hijack the official site for 6 hours. Users were redirected to a fake lookalike site which prompted users to download a ransomware under the guise of "CrunchyViewer". Crunchyroll has filed a first information report against the hackers. In January 2018, Otter Media bought the remaining shares of Crunchyroll from TV Tokyo and other investors. In August 2018, AT&T acquired the remainder of Otter Media that it did not own from Chernin Group. In October 2018, the service announced an expansion into original content with the anime-inspired series High Guardian Spice produced by Ellation Studios. On March 4, 2019, it was announced that Otter Media would be placed under Warner Bros. as part of a reorganization. As a result of the same reorganization, the company and Crunchyroll became corporate sisters to the U. S. cable channel Cartoon N
NRL 360 is an Australian nightly NRL talk show that deals with the issues in the NRL. It began airing on Fox Sports on 6 March 2013. Ben Ikin Paul Kent From Tuesday, 3 March 2015, NRL 360 moves from once a week on Wednesdays to three nights a week for a total of 90 episodes in 2015. In 2016, for the finals series, in addition to the regular Tuesday-Thursday broadcast, they decided to broadcast on a fourth night with Monday nights as the fourth with two journalists as well as Greg Alexander joining Ikin and Kent; the final episode of 2016, the Thursday before the grand final and the day of the NRL fan day, they held a special live from the Sydney Opera House edition where they spoke to grand final captains, Paul Gallen and Cameron Smith, the grand final coaches Shane Flanagan and Craig Bellamy as well as the regular Thursday'legends' Geoff Toovey and Billy Moore. The 2016 NRL 360 schedule is as follows: Mondays - Journalists Night with Andrew Webster and Paul Crawely as well as Greg Alexander.
Tuesdays - Players Night with Benji Marshall & Michael Ennis - Wednesdays - Coaches night with Laurie Daley & Kevin Walters - Thursdays - Legends night with Geoff Toovey & Billy Moore - The 2017 edition of NRL360 is one of many shows on the new Fox League channel. NRL 360 is now hosted on Mondays and Wednesdays. Mondays - Coaches night with Laurie Daley & Kevin Walters - + Phill Rothfield Tuesdays - Players Night with James Graham & Aaron Woods - + Andrew Webster Wednesdays - Legends night Billy Moore with Danny Buderus - + Paul Crawely. Whilst both the Coaches remain the same, with the retirement of Michael Ennis and the move to the Brisbane Broncos by Benji Marshall Canterbury-Bankstown and Wests Tigers captains James Graham and Aaron Woods take their places. Furthermore, since the signing of Geoff Toovey by the Bradford Bulls in the English Championship, former Newcastle Knights legend and coach Danny Buderus comes in. At the conclusion of the 2017 NRL season, it was announced that a grand final edition would be aired the Monday after the grand final.
It was revealed that a'Summer Series' would air at 7:30 pm on Monday nights until the end if the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. Mondays - Ben Ikin and Paul Kent joined by Phill Rothfield and Paul Crawley, it was announced that the series would begin earlier to provide off-season news and opinion starting on Monday 29 January. The regular series began a week prior to the first round under the following program. Mondays - Phil Rothfield joins Ben and Paul + Coaches night with rotating coaches including current and former NRL, Origin and International coaches. Tuesdays - Paul Crawley joins Ben and Paul + Players Night with Luke Lewis & Josh Reynolds - Wednesdays - James Hooper joins Ben and Paul + legends night with Billy Moore and a ‘rotating legend’ including Danny Buderus, Greg Alexander, Nathan Hindmarsh or Steve Roach, it was announced mid-season that the series would shift to the 7:30 p.m. AEST time-slot, an hour than in previous years. Mondays - Phil Rothfield joins Ben and Paul + Coaches night with rotating coaches including current and former NRL, Origin and International coaches.
Tuesdays - Paul Crawley joins Ben and Paul + Players Night with James Graham & Benji Marshall - Wednesdays - James Hooper joins Ben and Paul + legends night with Billy Moore and a ‘rotating legend’ including Danny Buderus, Mark Carroll, Michael Ennis or Luke Lewis. List of Australian television series List of longest-running Australian television series Official website
Park Island Transport Company operates bus and ferry services between Ma Wan Island and other parts of Hong Kong territory. It was established in 2002. Park Island is a major private housing estate on the island. PITC was established in 2002 as a joint venture between Hong Kong & Kowloon Ferry and Transport International. In 2009, the business was purchased by Sun Hung Kai Properties. PITC operates six bus routes: NR330: Ma Wan to Tsing Yi NR331: Ma Wan to Tsuen Wan station NR331S: Ma Wan ⇔ Tsuen Wan West station and Nina Tower via Tai Ho Road Flyover NR332: Ma Wan to Kwai Fong NR334: Ma Wan to Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1 & 2 via Cathay Pacific City NR338: Ma Wan to Central Piers PITC commenced with six-second-hand Dennis Dart SLFs transferred from Kowloon Motor Bus. Between 2003 and 2008, due to the rapid growth of residents in Park Island, the company bought new Dennis Dart SPDs and the first DesignLine Olymbus electronic-motivated HEV bus from New Zealand; the three DesignLine buses were withdrawn in 2008/2010.
List of PITC buses: 5 Dennis Super Pointer Dart 1 Toyota Coaster 8 Young Man JNP6122G 2 MAN NL323F 9 ADL Enviro 200 3 Sunlong Coaches PITC operates a fleet of six high-speed double-deck air-conditioned catamarans. The ferry routes are from Ma Wan to Central Piers, to Tsuen Wan pier, near Tsuen Wan West station. Transport in Hong Kong Media related to Park Island Transport at Wikimedia Commons Guy Photo Collections