The North American telecommunication broadcaster Verizon has dropped the channel of Funimtion entertainment, stating that the reason behind this action is the low viewership that is no longer sufficient for the price they are paying to provide the access of their subscribers to the anime distributor’s shows.
Those who are subscribed to FiOS (Verizon’s service in question) will no longer be able to watch the channel. I am certain that no matter how few they are, Funimation Channel will be missed by a fine number of people.
The date of the final show is said to be March 15, 2012 (or around that date, since the information is unclear).
We appreciate the outpouring of support from the FUNimation Channel nation regarding this sudden notice. After learning of Verizon FiOS TV’s decision, we are discussing our options to maintain FUNimation Channel‘s presence on their platform. We promise to keep our legion of fans posted through our website and social media pages and encourage our fans to call Verizon FiOS TV to voice their opinion.
Funimation’s shows will still be available through other local services including but not limited to Charter, Xfinity and AT&T U-Verse.
Source: Anime News Network
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