This is a lot to digest if you are not familiar with business and industry. This is what I can summarize to the best of my abilitiies
AT&T, for most of you will recognize it if you have a cellphone account, has bought a lot of small companies and merged them to keep a consistent brand with a common goal, entertainment media geared towards a broad audience.
Think of Disney so to speak.
How does affect you?
They got Crunchyroll, Adult Swim and stuff you will find familiar.
It is like an inverted tree, it just go back to one source.
WarnerMedia, the new content company created after AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner last June, announced a reorganization of its divisions on Monday that will bring many of its subsidiaries and brands — including Otter Media (Ellation, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, VRV), Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and Boomerang — into a single "Global Kids & Young Adults" unit.
Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara will have oversight of all WarnerMedia-licensed consumer products in the company's effort to launch an "integrated, global approach to all our kids and animation businesses." Tsujihara stated that there will be chance for WarnerMedia brands to collaborate, with opportunities to release new animated TV and digital projects in coordination with Warner Animation Group features.
Tsujihara sent a memo about the reorganization to Warner Bros. employees on Monday, and one section of the memo dealt with Otter Media:
Otter Media speaks loudly—and effectively—to the millennial/Gen Z audience and brings together highly passionate communities through content. Bringing our iconic brands, infrastructure and library together with Otter's creative talent, reach and diverse set of communities will help us grow this important audience segment for Warner Bros.and WarnerMedia content and services. This move also enables us to create the scale necessary for passion-driven digital media companies to be successful.
AT&T announced last August that it had acquired the entirety of Otter Media, the holding company that operates Crunchyroll and VRV's parent company Ellation, from its previous co-owner The Chernin Group. AT&T announced at the time that it planned to fold the company into WarnerMedia.
Since the acquisition, WarnerMedia closed the DramaFever streaming service last October, resulting in layoffs for 20% of the company's 110 employees. WarnerMedia also closed the FilmStruck streaming service last November. AT&T folded Machinima into its digital media company Otter Media on January 1 as part of a larger restructuring that saw layoffs of about 10% of Otter Media's staff. Machinima laid off81 staff members from its team of around 100 employees and ceased operations in early February.
Taka: Depending on my energy, I can watched up to 2 AM. Usually with work, I fall asleep on anime series that don't have a lot of action.
Feb 9, 2020 3:24:18 GMT
Master Menos: Finally got out of the fast food job. It was a graceful exit, but to be honest, I'll miss some of those guys. Got a sprained ankle from it since September, so I'll finally focus on healing that back at the family home.
Feb 10, 2020 3:53:27 GMT
HungryWorld: Well if anyone remembers what happened to Pingu in the City, with it being joke 10/10 scored on MAL just to get it into the top 10 anime... well now is Ishuzoku Reviewers' turn. Seems that in response to Funimation's cancel people boosted the score hard.
Feb 11, 2020 2:11:38 GMT
Taka: What? That sounds so weird.
Feb 11, 2020 5:36:23 GMT
Master Menos: It's damn awesome to be honest. It shot to 1st Place!
Feb 11, 2020 6:31:08 GMT
Dream: On the subject of MAL, it looks like the admin are planning to tweak their scoring system for titles to reduce the likelihood of voters artificially inflating the ranking of certain titles.
Feb 13, 2020 22:47:26 GMT
Master Menos: My V-Day present will be belated this year because I "Had some trouble with ol' Johnny." (That's your hint.)
Feb 15, 2020 4:17:13 GMT
Dream: The joys of adulthood. Joking aside, plan to at least attempt to wrap up Gankutsuou sometime early to mid next week so I can get done with my Funi voted titles. Afterward, not doing any more voting for a while considering how long this had been taking.
Feb 15, 2020 16:50:30 GMT
Dream: Done with Gankutsuou. Will be working to get a review up for it by sometime tonight.
Feb 16, 2020 20:57:26 GMT
Taka: Great job, Dream! I should do some reviews, too.
Feb 17, 2020 5:24:39 GMT
Dream: Looks like MAL's currently down due to the site getting hit by a major denial-of-service attack, just as a heads up.
Feb 18, 2020 17:55:23 GMT
Taka: I added 2 polls tonight. Also, I wonder why MAL was down. Crunchyroll also had it, too.
Feb 20, 2020 4:05:24 GMT
Dream: Not sure about Crunchyroll. For MAL, the DoS attacks may have been retaliation by those who dabbled into manipulating the site's scoring system for certain anime titles. The admin on MAL announced they would be overhauling the system to prevent said...
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:15 GMT
Dream: ...manipulation last week.
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:45 GMT