Sony replacing Funimation with Crunchyroll in Brazil

Sony has shut down its anime streaming platform Funimation in Brazil and will migrate its existing subscribers to Crunchyroll, the alternative anime offering it acquired from AT&T in 2020.

According to local reports, Funimation will remain operational in the other Latin American countries in which it is offered for the time being, with the service set to continue in Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia.

In Brazil, the service will shut down at the end of this month.

Sony has not officially announced the termination of the service, but Brazilian social media users have commented on a notice from Funimation itself informing them of the closure.

Sony added most of the content available in Funimation to the Crunchyroll catalogue in March last year.

Sony stated at the time of its acquisition of Crunchyroll from AT&T, ahead of the latter’s 2022 divestiture of WarnerMedia, in which it was housed, that it intended to bring the two together into a single entity to craete a unified anime subscription offering. Crunchyroll and Funimation were officially merged in August 2021.

Sony had acquired a controlling stake in Funimation in 2017.

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