Advanced Television


Crunchyroll developing Dark Star Squadron with Cinestar

Crunchyroll, the global anime streaming platform, is developing Dark Star Squadron, an epic animated space opera, in partnership with Zoe Saldana’s Cinestar Pictures. Todd Ludy (Voltron: Legendary Defender) is onboard to write with Saldana, Cisely Saldana, and Mariel Saldana of Cinestar Pictures serving as Executive Producers. Sonia A. Gambaro and Maytal Gilboa from Pollinate Entertainment […]

August 4, 2021By Nik Roseveare

ADN partners with Amagi to connect with anime enthusiasts

Amagi, a global leader in SaaS for broadcast and streaming TV on the cloud, is working with Anime Digital Network (ADN) for the playout and distribution of ADN’s new French anime channel to Samsung TV Plus. By tapping into its vast network of Free Ad Supported Television (FAST) platform partnerships, Amagi will also create a […]

July 27, 2021

VIZIO SmartCast gets Funimation app

VIZIO has announced that the Funimation app, the premiere destination streaming service for anime, is now available on VIZIO’s SmartCast platform. Now millions of viewers across the US can join the Funimation fan community and enjoy more than 13,000 hours of anime episodes, movies, extras, and top trending shows from Japan like My Hero Academia, […]

July 7, 2021

Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon A Time on Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video has announced the exclusive global launch (outside of Japan) of the Japanese anime blockbuster Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon A Time on August 13th. The movie is the fourth and final chapter of the new theatrical edition of Evangelion. The anime film – which is the highest-grossing in all movies by chief director Hideaki […]

July 1, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Oz: AnimeLab to transition streaming business to Funimation

Funimation, a specialist in anime serving fans worldwide, announced that streaming platform AnimeLab will begin serving fans under the Funimation brand in Australia and New Zealand commencing June 17th. The announcement was made by Tim Anderson, Senior Vice President of International for the Funimation Global Group. Madman Anime Group, including AnimeLab, was acquired by Funimation […]

June 10, 2021

Crunchyroll expands One Piece catalogue

Crunchyroll, the anime straming service, has announced that the epic pirate adventure series One Piece will be bringing new subtitled episodes to French, German, Russian, Italian and Spanish-speaking Europe, alongside Portugal, the UK, Ireland and Nordics. This catalogue expansion will bring more than 400 subtitled episodes of the long running shonen series to fans in […]

May 24, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Manga Entertainment rebrands as Funimation

Manga Entertainment has announced that it will be branded in the UK and Ireland as Funimation, commencing April 19th. The rebrand completes its acquisition by Funimation Global Group, a specialist in anime serving fans worldwide. Headquartered in London, England, Manga was acquired by Funimation Global Group in April 2019 and serves fans across a wide […]

April 13, 2021By Nik Roseveare

New Crunchyroll Beta in US

Crunchyroll, the anime streaming platform, has started rolling out a new, enhanced experience. Premium members in the US are are the first to experience the New Crunchyroll Beta which offers web users a chance to check out the mobile-responsive experience, fresh new homepage, redesigned browse and watch pages, new search capabilities and the new Crunchylists […]

March 22, 2021By Nik Roseveare

STARZPLAY content deal with TV Tokyo

STARZPLAY, the MENA SVoD service, has added over one thousand episodes of anime content via a multi-year deal with TV Tokyo Corporation. STARZPLAY subscribers can now watch some of TV Tokyo’s popula anime productions such as Naruto (all 220 episodes) as well as its sequel Naruto Shippuden (all 500 episodes). Other favourites that will play […]

February 16, 2021

Mobile Suit Gundam lands on Crunchyroll 

Crunchyroll, the anime streaming service, has added Mobile Suit Gundam, the first series within the iconic Gundam franchise, to its library of more than 1,000 titles and 30,000 episodes. All 42 episodes of the godfather of the mecha genre will be available on Crunchyroll effective immediately, in both English dub and subtitles. The subtitled series […]

January 26, 2021By Nik Roseveare