FUNimation channel going HD, includes Baccano!, others


Hate low-quality web streams? Internet too slow for torrents? Too cheap or impatient for Blu-rays? Or do you just prefer regular-ole' television to your monitor? FUNimation has some good news for you!

The FUNimation channel has just launched its own high-definition broadcast (or "HD" for you tech-savvy hep cats), and is adding a bunch of new shows to its lineup (both scheduled and on-demand) in celebration.

Among the new offerings are Baccano!, Samurai 7, Darker Than Black, Soul Eater, D Gray Man, Slayers Revolution, and Devil May Cry. That's a pretty robust roster of "shows that you might like to see in HD", in the future some nice pretty movies would be a cool addition.

The FUNimation channel's currently available on Verizon, Comcast and other major cable providers. Check out some hot press release action below.


The Nation’s Leading Anime TV Network Launches High-Definition Feed, New Branding and Enhanced Program Line-up

West Palm Beach, FL – September 7, 2010 –FUNimation Channel, the nation’s only 24/7 Anime TV Network, launched today a high-definition feed broadcast in true HD along with new branding across it’s HD and SD platforms in conjunction with an exclusive, expanded programming line-up of the most popular anime titles available.

Since its launch in September 2005, FUNimation Channel has been on the cutting-edge of anime entertainment. The transition to HD comes at a time where viewers are demanding the option to watch top-rated anime 24/7 in high-definition on their TV. The transition will continue to solidify FUNimation Channel as a market leader in the Anime space.

“We are thrilled to offer FUNimation Channel HD to this tech savvy, highly educated 18-34 year old core audience” said Bill Saltzgiver, Olympusat’s Senior Vice President of Network Operations. “The transition to HD allows for a more robust and superior qualities that FUNimation Channel fans have come to expect.”

To showcase the FUNimation Channel's evolution, the network will bolster its programming line-up with many new series and top hits including, "Samurai 7", "Baccano", "Darker than Black", "Slayers Evolution R", "D Gray Man", “Soul Eater”, “Claymore”, “Slayers Revolution” and "Devil May Cry" to meet Anime fans' never-ending hunger for more content.

“This wave of new content will be the first of many additions to come as Funimation Channel reacts to customer demand,” adds Saltzgiver.

About the 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 $4.5 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 Verizon, Comcast and others. FUNimation Channel has linear SD, VOD and now HD service along with multiplatform strategies and licensing capabilities.

About OlympuSAT
OlympuSAT, Inc. is the nation’s top owner and service provider of independent television networks. Currently the company represents or controls more than two dozen diverse channels through their Hispanic, Emerging and Faith & Families 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, transcoding, 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

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