FUNimation Channel Launches on AT&T U-verse in HD

I’m sure many of you have heard about this already, but here’s the full press release. A show of hands for who gets the AT&T U-verse® TV HD Premium HD Tier?

AT&T Taps into the Highly Sought After Anime Demographic By Being the First to Launch FUNimation Channel in HD

West Palm Beach, FL, Sept. 27, 2010 – FUNimation Channel, the nation’s only 24/7 Anime TV Network, is now available through its High Definition launch on the AT&T U-verse® TV HD Premium HD Tier.

Since its launch in September 2005, FUNimation Channel has been on the cutting-edge of Anime entertainment. The launch of FUNimation Channel in HD delivers what Anime fans are demanding, the ability to watch top-rated Anime in HD on their TV.

“AT&T U-verse customers will benefit greatly as AT&T is the first mover in launching FUNimation Channel HD”, said Tim Kelly, Vice President of Olympusat.   “Anime fans across the U.S. can begin to enjoy top series and specials brought to them in compelling HD quality picture and sound.”

FUNimation Channel in HD recently bolstered its programming line-up with many new series including, “Samurai 7“, “Soul Eater“, “Baccano“, “Eden of the East“, “Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings“, “Hetalia: Axis Powers“, “Casshern Sins”, “Corpse Princess – Shikabane Hime”, and “Devil May Cry” to meet Anime fans’ never-ending hunger for more content.

FUNimation Channel HD is now available to customers on channel 1484 in the U-verse TV HD Premium Tier.

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 (1080p) 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, Digital I 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, 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.

About FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation® Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, is the leading company for home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States.  FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands,