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Funimation Channel
Funimation Channel.jpg
Type Television network
Country United States
Availability United States (cable)/(UHF-ATSC)
Founded by (as independent company)
Gen Fukunaga
Owner Funimation Entertainment
(Navarre Corporation)
Key people Gen Fukunaga, CEO of Funimation Entertainment
Launch date September 29, 2005
Official Website Funimation Channel

The Funimation Channel is a 24-hour anime network that showcases some of Funimation's properties. OlympuSAT[1] was chosen as the exclusive distributor of the network. The Funimation channel is North America's second 24-hour dubbed anime cable outlet, the first being ADV Films' Anime Network. During 2008, 13 new titles were added to the 24-hour channel.

The linear channel is available to Verizon FiOS customers. It is currently not available on Dish Network or DirecTV. Only the Video On-Demand service for the Funimation Channel is available on Dish Network and Comcast. [2]

On May 1, 2008 the Funimation Channel block was pulled from Colours TV; Funimation has yet to give a reason for the cancellation.

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History

Shortly before the Navarre Corporation acquisition, Funimation conducted a survey on its website asking the fans what they thought about a 24-hour anime cable network. Several months passed and Navarre had completed its acquisition of Funimation before the company announced the Funimation Channel.

Funimation Channel affiliates

Calls Channel Branding Format Market/Market Rank Timeslot Owner
Terrestrial Stations
KBTV-CA 8 anolog
238 comcast
(VHF analog & digital) KBTV 8 Multicultural Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, CA / 20 Weekdays
3:30-5 PM
Tower of Babel Broadcasting
WRGT-DT2 30.2 (UHF 30 digital) My TV Dayton General/My Network TV Dayton, OH / 58 Monday-Friday
1-3 AM
Cunningham Broadcasting
(LMA: Sinclair Broadcasting)
WSAW-DT2 7.2 (VHF 7 digital) My TV Funimation/My Network TV Wausau, WI Varies depending on day; usually between 12AM and 5AM CT Gray Television
WSYX-DT2 6.2 (VHF 13 digital) My TV Columbus General/My Network TV Columbus, OH / 32 Monday-Friday
1-3 AM
Sinclair Broadcasting

References

  1. ^ Navarre's Funimation Entertainment Announces the Funimation Channel - September 29, 2005 Navarre press release. Accessed June 17, 2006.
  2. ^ The Funimation Channel's Dish Network page.

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