Dailymotion Partners with Crunchyroll to Bring Top Asian Content to its Global Audience
Dailymotion, one of the largest Web video sites in the world, and Crunchyroll, the leading online streaming source for anime and Asian dramas, today announced a partnership that will bring Crunchyroll’s vast catalogue of professionally-produced video content to Dailymotion’s large audience in the US and around the world.
Beginning November 11th, Dailymotion’s audience will have on-demand, ad-supported access to selections from Crunchyroll’s library of high-quality, officially-licensed content from leading Asian media producers. The partnership also offers brands and marketers the opportunity to reach a highly-engaged and targeted audience.
Crunchyroll simulcast titles will be available on Dailymotion one week after they premier in Japan and have been made available through the Crunchyroll Anime Membership. Some of the popular selections that will be available include anime series Naruto Shippuden, Shugo Chara!, Eyeshield 21, REBORN!, Bleach and Gintama.
“Anime is one of our fastest-growing content categories, and one that attracts an enthusiastic and dedicated audience,” said Joy Marcus, General Manager of Dailymotion US. “We’re proud to partner with anime leader Crunchyroll to provide this best-in-class content to our viewers, while also giving our advertisers access to a passionate and engaged audience.
“As anime and other Asian styles of entertainment become increasingly mainstream, we’re elated to partner with a platform that can offer access to such a large, European audience,” said Brady McCollum, COO of Crunchyroll. “We look forward to expanding our relationship with Dailymotion in the coming months to include even more great content and make it available at the time and on the platform audiences choose.”
As one of the leading sites for sharing videos, Dailymotion’s network of sites attracts over 15 million unique visitors in the US and 76 million unique monthly visitors globally (source: comScore September 2010). Dailymotion offers the best content from users, independent content creators and premium partners. Using the most advanced technology for both users and content creators, Dailymotion provides high-quality and HD video in a fast, easy-to-use website that also automatically filters infringing material as notified by content owners. Offering 19 localized versions, Dailymotion’s mission is to provide the best possible entertainment experience for users and the best marketing opportunities for advertisers, while respecting content protection. www.dailymotion.com.
About Crunchyroll, Inc.
Crunchyroll is a leading global video network and developer of social media applications for Japanese anime and Asian media. Through applications like Crunchyroll for iPad andNaruto Shippuden Official, set top boxes, affiliate websites and its own site, Crunchyroll delivers officially-licensed content from leading Asian media producers directly to consumers.
Crunchyroll has offices in San Francisco, Calif. and Tokyo, Japan, and is a member of the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) and Licensing International Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA). Founded in 2006, Crunchyroll is funded by leading venture capital firm, Venrock, Japanese entertainment giant TV TOKYO, digital publishing leader Bitway and a group of angel investors representing some of the brightest and most successful entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. More information can be found at www.crunchyroll.com.
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