This month, Hulu, a joint venture of the NBCUniversal division of the Comcast Corporation, News Corporation, Walt Disney and Providence Equity Partners, announced a deal to carry Spanish-language telenovelas and other shows from Univision, the most-watched Spanish-language network in the United States.
Internet streaming services have upended the business model for Japanese animation. A decade ago when the genre exploded among the young comic book set in the United States, viewers mostly watched pirated versions. These online videos posted on fan Web sites with sloppy English subtitles left the Japanese anime industry powerless to profit from even the most popular titles overseas. Hulu and Netflix Gain an Advantage With Anime – NYTimes.com.
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