Crunchyroll Expands its Korean Drama Catalog with a Partnership with Korea's Premiere Network Giant SBS

Dec 15th 2009

More Korean Dramas Fully Licensed and Legally Streamed on the Number One (1) Online Destination for Anime and Asian Entertainment

San Francisco, CA and Tokyo, Japan (December 15, 2009) ‹ Crunchyroll expands its already extensive Korean program lineup with its newly formed alliance with Korea's premiere network giant Seoul Broadcasting System(SBS). This alliance will expand the online distribution giant's massive online catalog of Korean, Chinese and Japanese dramas with an additional twenty-six (26) titles including MONEY WAR, THE PAINTER OF WIND, PERFECT NEIGHBOR, PRINCESS JA-MYUNG, QUEEN OF GAME, WORKING MOM, STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN and much more to North and South America territories. More information can be found at http://www.crunchyroll.com.

With this new partnership, Crunchyroll drama fans will be able to watch programming from Korea's leading network, SBS, that has produced award winning dramas such as THE KING & I, ON AIR, MONEY WAR, TAZZA and THE PAINTER OF WIND. The additional programs will enhance the viewing experience and pleasure for all fans of the Asian drama genre.

We are honored to partner with SBS-Korea's premier network, states Crunchyroll CEO Kun Gao, This partnership will allow us to provide the Crunchyroll community with the best of Korean language programming from Korea.

Crunchyroll has shown a successful track-record of serving Korean entertainment brands to a world wide community, states SBS International, Inc. CFO, Heenam Kim, We're pleased to start a commercial relationship with one of the most important on-line distribution companies and proud to have this opportunity to offer our programming on this exceptional online channel and we look forward to working with Crunchyroll here in the Americas.

Fans can enjoy most content on the site for free and Crunchyroll will soon be launching a Drama Membership plan that will provide immediate access with higher quality streams and many other features. More information around the upcoming Drama Membership can be found at http://www.crunchyroll.com.

About SBS International
Established in November 1990,(Seoul Broadcasting System) provides a wide variety of programming including Dramas, Entertainment shows, sports, news and documentaries to an increasingly global audience. To better meet the demands for Korean programming in the U.S., SBS launched its first channel via its Los Angeles based subsidiary, SBS International Inc. in August 2004.

Currently reaches more than 100,000 households through major U.S. satellite and cable service providers and is expanding its coverage by reaching more operators in metropolitan areas. The SBS channel is a 24-hour long showcase of widely popular dramas, top-rated variety shows, and trusted news programs directly from Korea. In October 2006, SBS International continued its growth with the launching of a second channel, SBS PLUS, a 24-hour drama and sports channel offered exclusively on DIRECTV, the largest satellite operator in the U.S. For more information, please visit www.sbs-int.com

About Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is the largest online community and video site for the very best in Japanese Anime and Dramas from Asia. Crunchyroll's content is provided by Asian media leaders including TV TOKYO, Shueisha, d-rights, Fuji Creative Corporation (FCC), Media International Corporation (MICO), Pony Canyon, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, Toei Animation, Gonzo, Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation America and many others.

Crunchyroll was founded in June 2006 and has offices in both San Francisco and Tokyo. Crunchyroll is a pioneer and innovator within the Japanese anime industry and the only video service in the world to offer hit programs like NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, GINTAMA and many others online to its subscribers within one hour of its Japanese broadcast. Crunchyroll is a member of the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) and the Licensing International Merchandisers Association (LIMA) and is funded by leading venture capital firm, Venrock. More information can be found at its website http://www.crunchyroll.com.

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