FUNimation Reveals Plans For New Cable Channel

Leading Anime Entertainment Company Ends Olympusat Partnership; New Channel to Launch in First Quarter 2016

Dec 14, 2015, 11:27 ET from FUNimation

FLOWER MOUND, Texas, Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FUNimation announced today that it is ending its content and brand partnership with Olympusat on December 31, 2015, to distribute the FUNimation Channel. After that time, Olympusat will no longer be broadcasting FUNimation titles. FUNimation confirmed that it will be relaunching the FUNimation Channel in 2016 with a renewed focus on delivering fans the very best selection of anime content in the market. Further details on the relaunch of the all new FUNimation Channel will be announced soon.

"We're committed to making it easy to discover and connect with anime, and our new cable channel will provide the best in anime entertainment that fans have come to expect," said Mike DuBoise, COO of FUNimation. "We are grateful to all subscribers who have supported the FUNimation Channel over the last 10 years. While we finalize the new channel for launch next year, I encourage viewers to subscribe to our streaming service now at FUNimation.com – so they don't miss a single episode of their favorite titles."

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