A new year will usher in a new look for FUNimation Entertainment’s FUNimation Channel. The soon-to-be revamped digital cable channel will have a “renewed focus on delivering fans the very best selection of anime content in the market.” The current content airing on FUNimation’s channel will come to an end as the company forges a “brand partnership” with Olympusat, an independent media company, on December 31. FUNimation will reveal further information about the relaunch at another time – most likely closer to the channel’s relaunch date.
By the sounds of it, the FUNimation Channel, which launched in 2005, will be delivering brand new anime for the viewing pleasure of the audience. The channel’s current anime slate consists of only a handful of FUNimation titles, such as Blood-C, Fairy Tail, D-Frag!, Haganai and BlazBlue: Alter Memory. Hopefully the new channel will air brand new releases such as Tokyo Ghoul, Terror in Resonance and Free! Eternal Summer!
On another FUNimation-related note, cable provider Frontier informed their customers the following news:
“Thursday, December 31, 2015
For customers in Washington, Oregon, Indiana and Connecticut, FUNimation is changing its name to TOKU. TOKU will continue to deliver Asian anime shows, but will add more variety including highly-rated Asian movies in the Live Action, Grindhouse and Independent genres. Customers in FiOS locations in OR, IN and WA can find TOKU on Channel 252. FrontierTV customers in CT will find TOKU on Channel 1484.”
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