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Business deals

Sony acquires US anime-streaming service Crunchyroll for $1.175bn

Deal with AT&T gives Japanese company access to 90m customers around the world

Sony will make Crunchyroll a fully owned subsidiary by purchasing all its shares from parent AT&T. (Photo by Akira Kodaka) 

TOKYO -- Sony will acquire U.S. anime-streaming service Crunchyroll for $1.175 billion from AT&T, the Japanese electronics company said Thursday, gaining access to Crunchyroll's 90 million-plus members around the world.

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