Full Seasons of the Best Anime from FUNimation Channel Launch on JumpInMobile.TV – The New Mobile Video-on-Demand Service from Red Planet Media

Jul 9th 2008
Three of FUNimation Channel's most popular anime series, MoonPhase, Gunslinger Girl and Galaxy Railways, are now available on over 30 million cell phones across the U.S. JumpInMobile.TV from Red Planet Media, Inc. is an entirely new generation of longform, on-demand mobile video that can be accessed any time, any place. Sprint and AT&T Wireless subscribers can try out the service by texting the words "go funimation" to the number "22646" or by pointing their cell phone browsers to http://jumpinmobile.tv/funimation

Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) July 9, 2008 -- Red Planet Media, Inc. announced today the launch of the FUNimation Channel on JumpInMobile.TV, the wireless industry's newest and most dynamic mobile video-on-demand service. The FUNimation Channel contains full seasons of MoonPhase, Gunslinger Girl and Galaxy Railways, with each title consisting of up to 26 half hour episodes. The FUNimation Channel on JumpInMobile.TV represents the largest selection of on-demand anime ever offered on mobile phones and is compatible with an estimated 30 million AT&T and Sprint phones including models from Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and the Apple iPhone. AT&T or Sprint customers can point their cell phone browsers to http://jumpinmobile.tv/funimation or can send a “go funimation” text message to 22646 to receive a link to FUNimation Channel's JumpInMobile.TV home page. There, fans can learn more about the service, view free trailers and sign up for the channel.

FUNimation is the leading provider of top quality anime content aimed at young adults with dozens of the most popular titles including Dragon Ball, Slayers, and Spiral. The linear FUNimation Channel is available on a growing list of independent television systems across the nation. With the launch of the FUNimation Channel on JumpInMobile.TV, FUNimation's vast anime catalog can now reach a mobile phone audience estimated at over 30 million people.

"This new partnership shows our commitment in providing innovative multi-platform content that is also a rich interactive experience for our fans," said Gen Fukunaga, president and CEO at FUNimation Entertainment. "We also expect that the promotional value of this mobile content will increase awareness about our series and ratings for our linear TV channel."

OlympuSAT, a leading distributor of independent television channels throughout the U.S., manages the distribution and marketing of both the linear TV and the JumpInMobile.TV FUNimation Channels. In support of the launch of the new mobile channel, OlympuSAT is developing an advertising campaign consisting of television, print and web.

JumpInMobile.TV is an on-demand service for owners of Sprint and AT&T video-capable phones. Consisting of a growing number of channels including FUNimation, Cine Mexicano and Noti Mobile, JumpInMobile.TV turns long form content such as full seasons of FUNimation and full-length movies from Cine Mexicano into easy-to-manage on-demand chapters navigated with the phone's Internet browser. Subscribers to the channel have unlimited access to all the chapters in the channel each month and the cost of a monthly subscription is conveniently added to the consumer's monthly bill.

JumpInMobile.TV uses the mobile phone's native video player and does not require the download of a separate application, making it compatible with an estimated 30 million mobile phones in the U.S. The content adaptation and playback capabilities are powered by QuickPlay Media, the leader in mobile TV and video solutions.

“Premiering JumpInMobile.TV with the FUNimation Channel is an exciting showcase for all the partners involved in this project,” said Dean Fresonke, President of Red Planet Media. “Rather than the minutes a week of fresh mobile video on a handful of phones available from virtually every other provider, the FUNimation Channel and JumpInMobile.TV are bringing hours and hours of the top anime titles to millions of mobile phone owners. This is just the beginning of an entire family of JumpInMobile.TV channels that are simple to access and compelling to watch.”

About Red Planet Media

Red Planet Media, Inc. connects people to their desires and empowers them to better their lives by extending the capabilities of cell phones far beyond voice. JumpInMobile.com allows people to “Get Social on Your Cell” by enabling them to interact and transact across town or across the globe. JumpInMobile.TV is a mobile phone video-on-demand service that brings engaging entertainment and personal enrichment to a vast number of mobile phone viewers. Learn more at www.redplanetmedia.com

About OlympuSAT

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

About the FUNimation Channel

The FUNimation Channel was conceived as a vehicle to expose a wider audience to the unique storytelling style and graceful animation inherent in the Japanese style of animation. In addition, it provides anime and entertainment fans direct access to FUNimation® Entertainment's exclusive portfolio of leading anime titles as well as top titles from other U.S. anime companies. FUNimation Channel in partnership with OlympuSAT offers video providers across the nation the FUNimation Channel linear feed as well as top syndicated & multiplatform transactional programming. For a full list and descriptions of these series and others, or for more information on the FUNimation Channel, its availability or how to get it, visit www.funimationchannel.com.

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