Following the current trend of networks and publishers making specific streaming outlets for their content, Funimation has just announced its new streaming service, FUNimation Now, slated to hit this February.
Regardless of device or platform, FunimationNow subscribers will enjoy ad-free, HD streaming of Funimation’s expansive library of over 400 simulcast and catalog of over 400 action-packed titles will be made available for streaming Funimation Entertainment titles, both subbed and dubbed, including acclaimed shows such as “Dragon Ball Z,” “Attack on Titan,” “Fairy Tail,” “One Piece,” “Tokyo Ghoul”, “Space Dandy” and many more.
“Our partnership with Sony, the very best in this space, will help power the launch of FunimationNow, our next generation of innovation for anime fans,” said Mike DuBoise, Chief Operating Officer of Funimation. “We’re now uniquely positioned to deliver new and compelling experiences that will be integrated across multiple screens, platforms, and channels, making it easier for fans to discover, share, and experience extraordinary anime.”
The service has two tiers of membership; a $4.95 (featuring only subtitles), and a $7.95 plan, featuring all the offerings. It will be available on iOS, Android, and Kindle apps, as well as Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV apps. The service is in partnership with Sony, and it’s likely we will see the service available on Sony products as well.
“Ven.ue was designed to power the next generation of consumer experiences, unifying social engagement, commerce and video streaming into a single destination,” said Andy Shenkler, Sony’s Chief Solutions and Technology Officer. “We are delighted that Funimation shares our vision of compelling next-gen experiences, and we look forward to enriching fans’ enjoyment of anime everywhere.”
“FunimationNow will be powered to support tens of millions of concurrent streams globally,” said Rahul Purini, Chief Technology Officer at Funimation. “And with support for Ultra 4k and 10 Mbps streams, Funimation is a true leader in anime entertainment.”
First-ever demos of the new FunimationNow streaming service are being provided by Funimation, Sony and Brightcove at 2016 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information on FunimationNow, please visit http://www.funimationnow.com and for information on Funimation’s winter simulcast & broadcast dub shows, please visit funimation.com/winter. Keep an eye out for the launch next month, and let us know how the service works for you!