AMC Networks acquired Sentai Holdings: The following day, AMC Networks announced that Sentai Holdings, LLC.
The acquisition comprises Sentai Filmworks and the HIDIVE streaming service.
So This transaction also includes the acquisition of Sentai’s holdings from the Japanese Cool Japan Fund.
The public-private fund set up to promote different Japanese goods. And offerings in the international market and generate greater demand for the products.
In a statement after this acquisition, where AMC Networks Interim CEO Matt Blank said, that “This acquisition strengthens AMC Networks’ already strong franchises and IP and expands our streaming strategy that focuses on serving our fans with great depth of content, and curation, and community.
With the acquisition of Sentai, We have to strengthen AMC Networks’ position as the world’s leader in the field of targeted streaming. As we build an enduring and profitable streaming business that can be revolutionary for our company.
” Blank also stated that Sentai’s “seasoned team solid content, and direct-to-consumer offerings to viewers around the globe” have made Sentai a “key worldwide player in the world of anime.”
AMC Networks acquired Sentai Holdings
Sentai Filmworks’ executive management team, including the founder John Ledford, Chief Operations Officer Griffin Vance, and Chief Operating Officer Paul Clinkscales. will all remain in leadership positions.
Ledford stated, “We are thrilled by AMC Networks’ acquisition and are delighted to be part of their strategy for growth.
This acquisition won’t alter Sentai’s go a creative the most innovative anime content to viewers across the globe. It will become broad tremendously.
It will provide our content companies with more distribution, partnerships with more scale, and greater reach.
I am beyond satisfied.”
Ledford founded Sentai Filmworks in 2008 and Matt Greenfield and David Williams.
Since then, Sentail has licensed many well-known films such as Clannad, Higurashi When They Crying, My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Not Right, As I Supposed, and numerous others.
Sentai launched the animation streaming platform HIDIVE in 2017 following the end of Anime Network Online.
The HIDIVE service license and includes a series of Sentai and Section23. As well as Section23 shows from the no-longer-running Anime Strike service.