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Founded in 2006, Crunchyroll is currently headed by general manager Joanne Waage. Earlier this year, Crunchyroll announced its inaugural slate of originals, with 12 total series announced to date. The first two originals “Tower of God,” a Crunchyroll and Webtoon Production, and “The God of High School,” both set new viewership records on platform, according to Otter Media.
CuriosityStream is a factual media and entertainment company that offers video programming including documentaries, TV shows, and short-form video content to subscribers. It was launched in 2015 by the founder of the Discovery Channel, John S. Hendricks.
Pluto TV is a streaming service, but it stands out thanks to more than 200 channels you can watch entirely for free. You can find everything from the All Day Anime channel to non-stop wrestling thanks to Impact! Wrestling. Pluto TV is available for download from most major app stores and comes built-in on many smart TVs. Basically, anywhere you can download streaming apps, you can find Pluto TV—and more channels than you know what to do with. There’s even a channel offering nothing more than cute animal videos, all day, every day.