FUNimation.tv launches with a new integrated programming schedule and an e-commerce site with their partner FUNimation Entertainment.
West Palm Beach, FL, (November 22, 2011) – FUNimation Channel, the nation’s only 24/7 anime channel in America, is distributed as both a linear channel and VOD on various video providers across the U.S. To meet the demands of fans they recently announced the launch of a renewedwww.funimation.tv.
The new website focuses on making the schedule and content more accessible and dynamic. With the new features each show has its own dynamic landing page with show synopsis, trailers and a purchase button for buying the anime Blu-ray and DVD of the program directly from FUNimation.tv. With the addition of the channel’s official online store, www.funimation.tv/shop , viewers will now experience channel-only online specials.
This new e-commerce addition will allow the channel to give discounts to fans, reward customers with coupons, and offer DVD bundles for special releases and holidays. The online store offers Free Shipping to orders over $25, Pre-Order titles at competitive prices, and great Buy One, Get One Free offers.
For FUNimation Channel’s online store Grand Opening, customers can purchase the DVD bundle for Spice and Wolf Season One at the sale price of $37.49 (a savings of 25%) and get the recently released Season Two at 60% off. The online store is offering its customers Darker Than Black Season One at the sale price of $ 37.48 (a savings of 25%) and get the new second season at 60% off. Visit www.funimation.tv/shop for more information.
On Black Friday, Shop will unveil a variety of specials including a “VOD Special” where Video On Demand viewers can purchase select titles from Shop at lower-than-normal sale prices such as: The Count of Monte Cristo, My Bride is a Mermaid, Samurai Champloo, Ikki Tousen and many more.
Also on-“Darker Than Black Friday” – customers receive 40% off the retail price of either season 1 or season 2 of Darker Than Black.
The specials continue through Cyber Monday where customers can buy Chaos;HEAd and Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 at 40% off the retail price.
The site also contains an “Easter Egg” for those hunting for additional bargains on Shop. Visitors who find the “Easter Egg” will be able to take advantage of the special coupon offer.
About 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 $2.5 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 AT&T U-verse, Charter Communications, Comcast, Verizon, and others. FUNimation Channel has linear SD, VOD and HD (1080p) service, along with multiplatform strategies and licensing capabilities. www.funimation.tv
About OlympuSAT OlympuSAT, Inc. is the nation’s top owner and service provider of independent television and multiplatform networks in both standard and high definition. 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. www.olympusat.com