Red Planet Media announced today the launch of the FUNimation Channel
mobile video-on-demand service, which brings leading anime titles to the screens of mobile phones by simply pointing a mobile phone browser to http://jumpinmobile.com/funimation
. Fans can also gain quick access by texting the words "go funimation
" to the number "22646".
The new service allows AT&T Wireless subscribers with video-capable phones to access entire episodes of Moon Phase and Galaxy Railways
on a pay-per-clip basis. This represents the first phase of an ongoing roll out where entire seasons of FUNimation Channel
's leading anime titles will be available through a mobile video-on-demand service across a broad selection of video-capable mobile phones and wireless carriers. Red Planet Media manages the content programming and discovery while partner OlympuSAT delivers the supporting advertising campaigns and QuickPlay Media powers the video delivery.
"The launch of this great portfolio of Japanese anime as a mobile video-on-demand service for AT&T subscribers is the result of a great team effort," stated Dean Fresonke, President of Red Planet Media. "This same team is readying the launch of a vast new catalog of mobile video programming along with an advertising campaign that will be unprecedented in the industry. It will open many peoples' eyes to the power of mobile video."
's anime titles are hot with the same 15 to 30 year olds that are quick to adopt new mobile phone technology like mobile video services," stated Kim Fragione, Vice President of Acquisition and Development at Olympusat. "We see this as the beginning of a mobile video distribution program with a very bright future."
About Red Planet Media
Red Planet Media, Inc. interweaves the power of social networking with the multimedia and transaction capabilities of mobile phones to create a more connected world. JumpInMobile (http://JumpInMobile.com), Red Planet Media's mobile social network, enables a wide variety of human interaction using the ubiquity of mobile devices. Learn more at www.redplanetmedia.com (http://www.redplanetmedia.com)
OlympuSAT, Inc. distributes top independently owned and operated digital networks on individual transponder platforms and currently represents more than two dozen diverse channels through their Hispanic, OlympuSAT I Digital and Faith & Families Packs. A turnkey service provider, OlympuSAT facilitates technical related services for the transponder along with affiliate sales services. An affiliate of Ocean Communications, OlympuSAT is based in West Palm Beach Florida, serving homes nationwide. www.olympusat.com (http://www.olympusat.com)