Anime streaming giant Crunchyroll recently posted a job advertisement for a job position at their organization. And based on the claims made in it, it’s possible that the company is planning to launch a whole new vertical.
In what could turn out to be a very exciting development for anime fans around the world, Crunchyroll is planning to launch its own vertical linear TV channel, possibly titled Crunchyroll channel.
The company is currently looking for a manager for Crunchyroll Channel, with 5+ years of experience in media/television or related industry.
The channel is set to launch in ‘key markets’ globally. However, we don’t know much about which markets Crunchyroll sees as key for the channel, and we also don’t have any specific information about a launch date.
The Manager, Crunchyroll Channels will drive the growth and management of the Crunchyroll Channel (linear television) channel in key markets globally, in collaboration with internal and external partners, deliver and close Contribute to user acquisition and content strategies.
They will work closely with the distribution, programming, operations and marketing organization to support global commercial goals as well as corporate objectives across all divisions.
The Crunchyroll Channel Manager reports to the Vice President, Global Content Distribution.
-excerpt from Crunchyroll’s job posting.
The Animehunch team has reached out to Crunchyroll for more details about the channel.
Crunchyroll, Inc. is an American distributor, publisher, production and licensing company focused on streaming anime, manga, and dorama. It was founded in 2006 by a group of Berkeley (University of California) graduate students. It was acquired by Sony in 2021 from AT&T.
Since then, Crunchyroll has expanded its horizons and launched new plans to enter markets where it previously did not have a large presence, including India.
The platform currently serves more than 100 million users worldwide.
Note: This is a developing story, more details will be added as we receive them.
Source: Crunchyroll Job posting