Funimation Reveals New Streaming Service


LAS VEGAS: Funimation Entertainment has teamed up with Sony DADC New Media Solutions to use their Ven.ue platform to launch its new streaming anime service FunimationNow.

FunimationNow subscribers will have access to ad-free, HD streaming of Funimation’s library comprising more than 400 simulcast and catalogue titles, both dubbed and subtitled, including¬†Dragon Ball Z, Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail, One Piece, Tokyo Ghoul and Space Dandy, among others. The service will begin rolling out early next month. The app, available for iOS, Android, Kindle, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, contains Airplay and Cast features, allowing users to watch on their television¬†from any mobile device. There will also be a brand-new Windows 10 Universal application in February. In May, Funimation will launch its reimagined website and new integrated experiences on Funimation gaming console apps.

“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, the COO 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.”

“Ven.ue was designed to power the next generation of consumer experiences, unifying social engagement, commerce and video streaming into a single destination,” noted Andy Shenkler, the chief solutions and technology officer of NMS. “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,” added Rahul Purini, the chief technology officer at Funimation. “And with support for Ultra 4K and 10 Mbps streams, Funimation is a true leader in anime entertainment.”