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Death of Funimation Channel
« on: February 16, 2012, 03:06:41 PM »
My morning started out with a disturbing text message from verizon, lettng me know that on or around March 15th, they will be dropping the Funimation Channel from their lineup. I am *pissed*. SO. In order to get out the word, I thought I'd post here, and let the folks that love anime know. They claim they are dropping it due to "Low viewership" I call BS.


I called their customer service line and let them know that either they keep the channel or lose a subscriber. I urge anyone that loves anime and has Fios to do the same. There are also petitions online that you can sign. However, the best bet is to go directly to Verizon's customer service website where it says "Share Ideas with Verizon" and comment on the one about not killing Funimation. I already did :3 I hope lots of people do, because once they drop it its gone, and I WANT Funimation to stick around. Its one of the reasons I got Fios. :(


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Re: Death of Funimation Channel
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012, 03:11:44 PM »
Our tv service dropped it ages ago. Made me sad. I hope you get to keep it.
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Re: Death of Funimation Channel
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012, 03:38:03 PM »
http://forums.verizon.com/t5/Share-Your-Ideas-with-Verizon/Funimation/idi-p/408639
If you have Fios, go here and comment your displeasure please. It will do more good to comment here than to sign a petition anywhere else as it goes right to verizons's face. :heart:
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Re: Death of Funimation Channel
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012, 03:28:21 AM »
I've had this problem with Astro and BBC Entertainment, and I can attest that it isn't pleasant.

Don't let it happen. Don't let FIOS drop Funimation.
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Re: Death of Funimation Channel
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2012, 04:51:23 AM »
Hmmm ... I've never had the channel on any cable system, so I guess it got axed in our market a long time ago.  :(

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Re: Death of Funimation Channel
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012, 04:41:36 AM »
I never had the channel because I buy most of my anime on DVD, but that sucks for those that watch it.

I hate to sound like a downer, but this doesn't surprise me with the way the economy is. I wouldn't doubt if it goes away altogether. I'm surprised it lasted this long. I don't think anime has enough of a following in the US to make it watched as much as they intended it to be.

I am sorry. I hope your cable provider changes their mind. :(
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Re: Death of Funimation Channel
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2012, 02:19:35 PM »
It looks like it is on Hulu plus.. If it is dropped ny verizon, maybe you can watch it there
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Re: Death of Funimation Channel
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2012, 05:23:26 PM »
never got that channel, but I know what it is.

Best of luck trying ot save it <3
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Re: Death of Funimation Channel
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2012, 12:57:51 AM »
I watch my anime on Hulu and Netflix. I buy anime DVD once they go on sale.  Right now the anime industry is really small. >.> I hope the industry will grow in the future.
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Re: Death of Funimation Channel
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2012, 02:24:25 AM »
Correction: the industry is *shrinking*. Its because of people not actually buying the product on hard medium or downloading it directly from the manufacturer( among other reasons). This is just one more thing that would let it shrink more. We're really trying to stop it. Even if you don't subscribe to verizon, if you love anime, your signatures and support would be appreciated on any and all petitions regarding the matter. :3
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