FUNimation To Launch Updated Streaming Service Within the UK
07/01/2016 1 Comment
American Anime Distributor FUNimation Entertainment have today revealed that as part of their updated online streaming service, which has now been renamed to FUNimation Now, they will be expanding their selection of Simulcasts and Back-Catalogue titles to UK Audiences for a monthly subscription fee.
This expanded service will launch in the UK from February 2016 starting with support for desktop PC’s and apps for numerous mobile devices, such as iOS, Android and Kindle devices with more devices, including games consoles and streaming devices, to support the service by May 2016.
Just like Crunchyroll and Viewster, FUNimation Now will offer fans ad-free HD anime streaming for a monthly subscription; with the service offering a variety of Japanese (with English Subtitles) simulcasts and a selection of FUNimation back-catalogue titles for on-demand viewing. As it stands the selection of content being offered to the UK remains unclear; but its assumed that key-titles and those which currently have a ‘UK license’ will be made available to the UK as part of the subscription.
Further details surrounding FUNimation NOW will be revealed in due course; but this ‘new and improved’ streaming service has come about as a result of a new partnership with Sony DADC New Media Solutions and ven.ue.