|Type of business||Subsidiary|
Type of site
|Video streaming service|
|Founded||November 14, 2016|
San Francisco, California
|Headquarters||New York City, New York|
|Area served||United States|
|Key people||Arlen Marmel (VRV GM)|
Tom Pickett (Ellation CEO)
|Industry||Anime, Manga, drama, video on demand|
VRV (pronounced "verve") is an over-the-top streaming service launched in November 2016 that is owned by Otter Media, a subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia. The service bundles together anime, speculative fiction and gaming related channels and the service targets these large fandoms.
Some of VRV's content can be streamed for free, while other content requires a subscription. The subscriptions to its channels can be purchased individually, or in a premium bundle. VRV is currently available only in the United States, despite some of its partnered content being available for viewing worldwide outside the platform.
Ellation, owners of Crunchyroll, formally announced the launch of VRV on June 14, 2016. Its initial partners included Rooster Teeth, Seeso, Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, and Frederator's Cartoon Hangover.
On September 29, 2016, Funimation, Adam Savage's Tested, RiffTrax, CollegeHumor, Machinima.com, Ginx TV, Shudder, and Mondo Media were announced as new partners. VRV would officially launch on November 14, 2016.
On August 9, 2017, the VRV Select channel was launched, featuring content from other sources. It was also announced that Machinima, Ginx, and Rifftrax were being dropped from the service. On the same day as VRV Select's announcement, Seeso announced via its Facebook page that it would be shutting down by the end of 2017. Though RiffTrax, Machinima and Seeso's channels were dropped, some of their content, including Seeso's The Cyanide & Happiness Show, HarmonQuest, Hidden America with Jonah Ray, and My Brother, My Brother and Me would migrate to VRV Select.
On May 3, 2018, it was announced that Tested was being dropped, with its content moving to VRV Select.
On October 18, 2018, Funimation announced that they will be leaving VRV, as their partnership with Crunchyroll has ended, and all of their titles will disappear on November 9, 2018. On that same day, VRV announced that HIDIVE will be joining the service to replace Funimation.
|Paradigms: How We Know What We Know||Science documentary||March 2, 2018||1 season, 1 episode||Ended|
|Gary and His Demons[a]||Adult animation/Comedy||April 15, 2018||1 season, 16 episodes||Pending|
|Epithet Erased[b]||Animated comedy/adventure||November 8, 2019||1 season, 7 episodes||Pending|
|HarmonQuest (seasons 2-3)||Adult animation/Live improvisation||Seeso||September 15, 2017||2 seasons, 20 episodes||Pending|
|The Cyanide & Happiness Show (season 4)||Adult animation/Comedy||September 18, 2019||1 season, 10 episodes||Pending|
VRV can be accessed through its website, as well as apps for iOS (on iPhone and iPad), Android, Android TV, tvOS on Apple TV (on 4th generation and 4K), Chromecast, Fire TV, newer Roku streaming devices, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.