June 12, 2014 13:00 UTC

Redux Joins Crunchyroll

The leading Anime and Asian drama content streaming service expands its video platform team with the addition of the Redux team

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Crunchyroll, Inc. announces that the Redux team is joining the Crunchyroll video platform organization. Previously at Redux, the team innovated a lean-back video discovery service for online video content with content curated and personalized by curators, tastemakers, and influencers that shares viewers’ tastes, closed distribution deals with the leading Connected TV and console manufacturers including Samsung, LG, and PlayStation, and was a pioneer in bringing the simple, lean-back experience of broadcast television to internet video.

“Over the last few months we’ve gotten to know the Redux team and were impressed with their leadership in building pioneering video discovery and lean-back experiences,” says Crunchyroll CEO and Co-Founder Kun Gao. “We’re thrilled to welcome Chris and the rest of his team to Crunchyroll and can’t wait to see them help accelerate our combined vision.”

“We are excited to be a part of Crunchyroll,” says former Redux CTO Chris Pennello. “We’re extremely impressed by what the Crunchyroll team has accomplished and believe our team can make a strong impact at Crunchyroll, especially around the areas of video discovery and next-generation consumption experiences.”

About Crunchyroll, Inc.

Crunchyroll is a leading global destination and platform for Japanese anime and Asian content. Crunchyroll delivers more than 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of officially-licensed content from leading Asian media producers directly to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages within minutes of TV broadcast, through applications including Crunchyroll for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®Vita, Xbox LIVE®, AppleTV, Roku, Chromecast, Internet-enabled TVs, set-top boxes, affiliate websites and its own streaming website. The Crunchyroll team recently launched KDrama, a new service aimed at offering the latest primetime drama simulcasts directly from Korea, as well as a collection of the most popular catalogue titles. The service will be available across a variety of web, mobile, and living room devices.

Crunchyroll’s majority investor is The Chernin Group, LLC (TCG), a privately-held, independent media holding company founded in 2010 by Peter Chernin and based in Los Angeles, CA. TCG builds, manages, operates and invests in businesses in the media, entertainment and technology sectors around the world. Crunchyroll has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Tokyo, and is a member of the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA). More information can be found at http://www.crunchyroll.com.

Contacts

Crunchyroll, Inc.
Public Relations Department
Patrick Macias, 415-796-3560
Fax: 415-796-3561
pr@crunchyroll.com


Source: Crunchyroll, Inc.