Crunchyroll and GNS Team Up for 24/7 Anime Channel
Crunchyroll has announced a partnership with the Game Show Network (GSN) to launch a new 24-hour free streaming service, aimed at bringing anime content to the U.S. audience. The channel will be supported by ad content and will be available on various platforms, including Roku Channels, Vizio WatchFree+, LG Channels, and Amazon’s Freevee.
The new Crunchyroll channel, which launched today, features a library of older anime works. Their newer content will continue to be available on their existing video-on-demand subscription service. With over 10 million paying subscribers already, Crunchyroll hopes that this new venture will further enhance its popularity and attract more fans to the medium.
Some of the featured series in their lineup include:
- Ranking of Kings
- Moriarty the Patriot
- Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest
- Sugar Apple Fairytale
- To Your Eternity
- Code Geass
Crunchyroll’s president, Rahul Purini, expressed confidence in the partnership, stating that their distribution partners will provide millions of fans with easy access to the world of anime. Furthermore, Crunchyroll plans to introduce more programming blocks in the future, showcasing a diverse range of anime genres.
GSN EVP of distribution Tim Carry, expressed enthusiasm for the collaboration, highlighting the positive response from platform partners and expressing gratitude for the opportunity to bring this new channel to the market.
Crunchyroll and GSN’s new 24-hour is available on various streaming services as of today and will be headed to Freevee on October 17, 2023!
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