A few weeks ago we told you about a will Sony To buy Crunchy RollOne of the most popular streaming services for watching Japanese cartoons. With this move, the inventor of the Walkman wanted to try to stop the increasingly apparent “encroachment” of Amazon and Netflix in the sector, and acquired a show of great significance. Too bad thatAntitrust American is investigating whether this offering, along with Sony’s catalog, does not create the risk of forming a monopoly in the animation sector.
In fact, the information site claims that many people have become aware of the antitrust will to block the transaction 1.175 billion Dollars. For the time being, it is only a postponement of the deepening of the investigations, but a final halt may also come.
Over the years, in fact, Sony has bought several animation distributors and streaming services, among them as well Fenimation, Crunchyroll’s main competitor. Hence, the danger is that the Department of Justice believes that this acquisition gives Sony a dominant position in this area.
Although a decent place to be when compared to the Netflix and Disney + numbers, Crunchyroll has a lot more. 4 million subscribers. New investigations may continue for another 6 months, after which the court will decide whether the agreement with WarnerMedia can be enforced.