Otter Media

Anime streamer Crunchyroll hits three million subscribers

Specialist anime steamer Crunchyroll has reached a milestone of three million paid subscribers globally. The service, which is operated by WarnerMedia-owned Otter Media, also offers a free ad-supported service with a limited library. The full Crunchyroll product boasts the world’s  largest anime library with more than 1,000 titles and 30,000 episodes. The service is available […]

AT&T acquires Chernin’s stake in Otter Media

AT&T has acquired The Chernin Group’s controlling interest in Otter Media, the joint venture between the two companies. Otter Media, a subscription, advertising and content company, comprises of wholly-owned subsidiary Ellation, an online subscription video service provider, with offerings under the Crunchyroll and VRV brands, as well as a full-service digital media company, Fullscreen. Otter […]

AT&T may be planning new OTT TV initiative

AT&T may be planning to effectively launch a new OTT TV offering following its acquisition of all of Otter Media, its streaming joint venture with The Chernin Group, according to a report by Digiday. According to the report, Vrv, the subscription streaming video platform owned by Otter Media, has been in talks with broadcaster about […]

AT&T digital chief to lead Otter as CEO

US-based digital media investments firm Otter Media has appointed a new CEO, who will transfer down from shareholder AT&T. Tony Goncalves has been appointed to the role having consulted with the business since its inception in 2014. Otter has been looking for a new chief since president Sarah Harden became CEO of Hello Sunshine, a […]

Chernin-backed Otter buys up Fullscreen

Online content companies Fullscreen and Ellation are now a fully owned subsidiary of web video venture Otter Media. Both already counted the AT&T and Chernin Group joint venture Otter as their majority shareholders. Six-year-old Fullscreen is known as the biggest multichannel network group, and briefly operated an SVOD service before closing it last year. Ellation, […]

Twitch appoints senior VP of content

Videogame video platform Twitch has appointed Ellation executive Michael Aragon as senior vice-president of content. Aaragon joins from Chernin Group and AT&T-backed Ellation, which is part of Otter Media. There Aragon was general manager of VRV, a video service that encompassed a number of channels – including Crunchyroll, Rooster Teech and Cartoon Hangover. VRV, which […]

Chernin’s OTT firm names president

OTT investment business Otter Media has upped Sarah Harden to president. Otter was formed last year as a joint venture between former Fox and News Corp. boss Peter Chernin’s company and telco giant AT&T. It was set up with US$500 million to invest in OTT and online platforms and content businesses. Harden has been upped […]

Chernin and AT&T firm makes first OTT investment

Peter Chernin and AT&T’s new joint venture company has bought online arts and crafts video site Creativebug. Chernin and US telco AT&T announced the JV, since christened Otter Media, in April, and said they would commit US$500 million to investing in over-the-top services. Creativebug is the first acquisition made by Otter. The San Francisco-based how-to […]