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Anime Network Online to Cease Streaming on August 20

posted on by Karen Ressler

The Anime Network announced on Thursday that its Anime Network Online (ANO) streaming service will shut down on August 20 at 12:59 a.m. EDT (August 19 at 11:59 PM CDT).

ANO transferred its assets to the new streaming service HIDIVE, which launched its beta version on Tuesday. Yearly ANO subscribers can receive a subscription credit at HIDIVE.

HIDIVE currently offers an ad-supported free membership, but English dubs, exclusive titles, uncensored content, subtitle style options, and HD video are only available for subscribers. Membership will cost US$3.99 per month for a limited time as an introductory price, and a seven-day free trial is available. Subscribers can add up to two simultaneous streams for US$1 each.

The Anime Network website will continue to support the company's cable television and subscription video on demand services.

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