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FUNimation Channel VOD launches on Optimum

12:00 PM on 12.21.2012 // Brad Rice

Rejoice, Cablevision subscribers!

Nothing like a bit of good news to end the week on, right? For all of those people subscribing to Optimum TV, you now have the option of subscribing to FUNimation's Video on Demand service. For $6.95/month, you'll have access to the following titles:

  • Mass Effect: Paragon Lost
  • Hellsing
  • Black Lagoon
  • Shakugan no Shana 2
  • Is This a Zombie?

Now, this service isn't for everyone. Video on Demand is often geared towards those who don't regularly buy items, and don't use other streaming services. It's a money maker for FUNi, because a great majority of the work (translating, dubbing, encoding) is already done for other platforms, and they just need to port it over. I would guess the answer is no, considering the fanbase at Japanator, but do any of you utilize Video on Demand on a regular basis?

NEW YORK , December 21, 2012 – Olympusat, Inc., the leading developer and distributor of independent Hispanicspecialty and faith & family television networks in the U.S., announced today that their award-winning FUNimation Channel has launched a Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service on Cablevision’s Optimum TV.  FUNimation Channel delivers the most sought after anime titles from Japan, dubbed into English to satisfy the legions of growing fans in the United States.  


“We are very excited to partner with top television provider, Cablevision, and offer FUNimation Channel SVOD to their Optimum TV customers,” said Amanda Nanawa, director of programming, FUNimation Channel, Olympusat, Inc.  “Cablevision’s Optimum TV provides the best in entertainment, and we are thrilled to be a part of the line-up.  We also thank FUNimation Channel fans for their support.”


“Many of our customers are loyal fans of anime programming, and we are pleased to add new FUNimation Channel to our premium On Demand offering,” said Bradley Feldman, Cablevision’s vice president of video product management.  “This is a wonderful addition to the high-quality, diverse programming we offer customers.”


FUNimation Channel is a 24/7 and On Demand television network devoted exclusively to anime.  With the addition of Cablevision, FUNimation Channel is now available to a total of 40 million subscribers.


Titles featured in this package on Optimum TV include the following U.S. broadcast premieres:


  • ·        Mass Effect: Paragon Lost
  • ·        Hellsing
  • ·        Black Lagoon
  • ·        Shakugan no SHANA 2
  • ·        Is This a Zombie?


FUNimation can be found on Optimum TV’s On Demand menu in the premium subscriptions category. Customers can enjoy the titles listed as well as many others for $6.95 a month.  Residential customers must also have a digital cable set-top box.  To subscribe to Optimum TV and enjoy the FUNimiation Channel or call 1-866-218-3259.


About Olympusat:

Olympusat, Inc. owns, operates and distributes independent linear and non-linear programming networks to the Cable, Satellite, and Telco industries, in addition to multi-platform offerings including mobile, IPTV and broadband networks. The company represents HispanicSpecialty and Faith & Family networks such asCine Mexicano¡Sorpresa!, Gran Cine, FUNimation ChannelUntamed Sports and Parables. Olympusat is the leading distributor of Hispanic networks in the United States and is the Spanish-language leader in HD linear programming in the United States. Olympusat, Inc. also owns two strategic business units: Olympusat Digital Production, which provides HD optical scanning and restoration services and Olympusat

Telecom, which enables broadband solutions and content rich media platforms for entertainment clients. For more information please visit For more programming information please


About Cablevision

Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation’s leading media and telecommunications companies. In addition to delivering its Optimum‐branded cable, Internet, and voice offerings throughout the New York area, the company owns and operates cable systems serving homes in four Western states.  Cablevision’s local media properties include News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity and Newsday Media Group. Cablevision also owns and operates Clearview Cinemas.

Additional information about Cablevision is available on the Web at


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