Crunchyroll and Viz Media Europe closed the deal for Crunchyroll to become the majority owner of Viz Media Europe Group last December.
Technology website The Information reported on Wednesday that AT&T has offered to sell Crunchyroll to Sony for US$1.5 billion, citing “three people familiar with the situation.”
According to another “person familiar with the matter,” AT&T previously valued Crunchyroll at the equivalent of US$400 per subscriber.
Sony reportedly “balked at” the price, which effectively values the streaming service at US$500 per subscriber.
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