@Horizon_ Netflix is interesting in that they don't seem to play favorites when it comes to who they license their shows to for home video. Knights of Sidonia and AJIN both went to Sentai. Kuromukuro went to PonyCan. Seven Deadly Sins went to Funimation, and just recently BLAME! got picked up by VIZ Media. And I'm pretty sure that if The Adventures of Sinbad or Fate/Apocrypha ever get home releases, those will go to Aniplex.
This is even true of their Netflix original series. House of Cards is handled by Sony Pictures, Orange is the New Black is handled by Lionsgate, and the recently announced Stranger Things boxset is going to be sold exclusively at Target.
There was a recent announcement of other Netflix titles. I don't remember them all, but Viz got Blame. I think there were 3 announced and each went to a different licensor.
Future deals are probably going to be on a case by case basis. Hopefully Funi gets a few good ones in there.
Wow, that is interesting! So I guess it may depend on which company bids the most for the home video rights. I think now that Funimation is backed by Sony, it could potentially increase their chances of getting some of these shows in the future. Especially for something like Violet Evergarden, I would imagine Funi would want to fight to secure the rights to that that since it seems to be a very popular title