It was announced today via Variety that AMC Networks via the Cool Japan Fund has acquired Sentai Filmworks and the streaming service HIDIVE.
“With strong industry relationships and access to key content creators in Japan, Sentai distributes and curates one of the anime industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles, with its content available on Crunchyroll, Hulu and Amazon Prime, among others,” AMC Networks said in a statement. “Sentai’s HIDIVE streaming service represents a strong new addition to AMC Networks’ portfolio of fast-growing targeted offerings.”
As of now, John Ledford (Founder), Griffin Vance, and Paul Clinkscales will retain their senior roles with the company.
Sentai Filmworks was founded in 2008. They launched HIDIVE in 2017.