FUNimation Channel, the Nation’s Leading Anime Network, Launched its Revenue Generating Subscription Video-On-Demand Package on Armstrong Cable.
West Palm Beach, FL, (December 1, 2011) – FUNimation Channel is the nation’s only leading Anime digital cable network with an accelerated in-home video-on-demand window and the most comprehensive, exclusive library of Top Anime titles from every genre. The FUNimation Channel video-on-demand package combines standard definition and select high definition product sampling with proven transactional and subscription levels of service for this extremely attractive demographic. Each product drives usage to the next, creating a path to capture a wider audience while maximizing revenues.
“We’re delighted Armstrong customers can watch their favorite Anime series and movies, including premiere titles such as Chaos;HEAd and Fairy Tail, said Albert Estrada, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Olympusat. “Armstrong Cable has incredible entertainment in their video-on-demand offering and we’re excited to be joining their lineup.”
“We’re excited to add the unique and dynamic content FUNimation provides to our extensive on demand library and making it available to our customers. I’m sure they will enjoy it,” said Dave Wittmann, Vice President, Cable Marketing at Armstrong.
FUNimation Channel video-on-demand is located under FUNimation/Premium and includes a subscription level of service offering over 50 hrs per month with full anime series, specials, iconic classics, originals, and select premium live action titles. The transactional offering includes up to 15 hrs per month featuring movies, packaged series and simulcasts of anime series currently airing in Japan.
FUNimation Channel’s video-on-demand offering is refreshed monthly to ensure maximum consumer appeal with both popular iconic titles such as Noir,Yu Yu Hakusho, Evangelion and Kenichi. And recently released, full seasons of anime titles including: Fairy Tail, Sekirei 2: Pure Engagement, Chaos;HEAd, Red Garden and more.
About FUNimation Channel
FUNimation Channel, a partnership between Olympusat, Inc. and FUNimation Entertainment, is the market leader in providing fans in the U.S. within the $2.5 billion dollar a year business direct access to an exclusive portfolio of Anime movies, series and specials to TV, mobile and broadband customers alike. FUNimation Channel is currently available in approximately 20 million TV households in the U.S. and is available on AT&T, Charter Communications, Comcast, Verizon, and others. FUNimation Channel has linear SD, VOD and HD (1080p) service, along with multiplatform strategies and licensing capabilities. www.funimation.tv
OlympuSAT, Inc. is the nation’s largest provider of independent television and multiplatform networks in both standard and high definition. The company represents or controls more than two dozen diverse channels through their Hispanic, and Faith & Family Packs. OlympuSAT facilitates technical related services including satellite and uplink along with affiliate sales and marketing services. Additional services provided to networks include, as needed, master control, advertising sales and traffic and billing services. The OlympuSAT network portfolio is distributed via Intelsat Galaxy 23. An affiliate of Ocean Communications, OlympuSAT is based in West Palm Beach, Florida, serving homes nationwide. www.olympusat.com
About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation® Entertainment is the leading anime company in North America. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands. They manage a full spectrum of rights for most of their brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visit www.funimation.com
About Armstrong Cable
Armstrong provides television, high-speed Internet and telephone service to customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Maryland, and is America’s 15th largest cable television provider*.
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