Crunchyroll Boosts Revenue, Takes On FUNimation?

Topic started by gia on May 3, 2010. Last post by Papasan 4 years, 2 months ago.
Post by FoxxFireArt (2,638 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Supermutant: 
What's wrong with commercials? If you are watching it for free. The least you can do is watch a commercial. It's not as if they are five minutes long. They are normally about thirty seconds.
Post by Karkarov (147 posts) See mini bio Level 7
Crunchyroll is doing fine to be sure, I seriously doubt the numbers are being tweaked on their end though the Funimation numbers may have more involved than what is on paper.  Crunchyroll though has a better player, higher quality, and you know the membership is only 7 dollars a month...?  Really are you telling me you can't afford 7 crappy dollars?  Considering it gets you HD streams, access to certain shows like Fairy Tales new episodes, and removes all commercials I have to say I think it is a pretty good deal.  If it really is that hard to get that amount of money though you could just say skip going to mcdonalds once a month or something similar.
Post by Burntlettuce (155 posts) See mini bio Level 14
@FoxxFireArt said:

" @Supermutant:  What's wrong with commercials? If you are watching it for free. The least you can do is watch a commercial. It's not as if they are five minutes long. They are normally about thirty seconds. "

I will say that in regards to Funimation, their commercials are really glitchy. I don't mind commercials at all, I prefer sites to have them to be honest, but sometimes Funimation's get a tad annoying. One time I was on their, watching FMA(Recent one), but right in the middle of the action, not a place for a commercial, but one popped up and it did piss me off a little bit. 
Post by hitsusatsu11 (10,725 posts) See mini bio Level 20
good work CR, sock it to funni.......
Post by agila61 (87 posts) See mini bio Level 4
@Bigheart711 said:
" I'm more used to the FUNimation and VIZ simulcasts than Crunchyroll.CR has more adverts than I'm used to, and I bet that their video membership costs more than some sleazy hotline. "
$8/month is more than you spend on a sleazy hotline? That's not as sprint to the finish - its a dash.
Post by agila61 (87 posts) See mini bio Level 4
@ReVolutionOfEvangelion said:
" The future of anime is online videos; that's the future of TV in general as well.  Bang Zoom's insisting that "online videos aren't profitable" is simply because the R1 Anime companies did an *awful* job of starting their own web players; ...  
Remember that BangZoom is a dubbing house. If the market for streaming simulcasts is still in its early days, the market for digital downloads is in its infancy, and that's where the market for digital distributions of dubs seems to be located.
 If online video players aren't working, its because they're not really trying to make them work in the first place.  They're not very enthusiastic about it. "
Don't forget that there are more than the US licensors/distributors involved - there is also the Japanese production committees. If they don't understand the benefit to their own long term survival of building the market for ad-supported and subscriber-supported simulcasts of their broadcasts throughout North and South America, Europe and Oceania ... that makes it harder to get them to agree to reasonable terms for the streams to help build the market.  
 
TV Tokyo clearly gets it, hence their deal with CR. The noitaminA broadcast partners kind of get it, hence their simulcast deal with Funimation. But clearly, not everyone in Tokyo gets it, yet.
Post by Papasan (160 posts) See mini bio Level 9

MO-NEY! MO-NEY! MO-NEY! Keep makin' that Dollah, Crunchy! 
 
The money has GOT to be there... Streaming is the only idea out there right now! 
 
Disagree? Come up with a better idea! I have blinders on when it comes to streaming, I really think it can save the industry if they Clock That Cheddah!
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