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Milyoni and FUNimation(R) Launch Largest Video Library Available to Stream on FacebookLeading Anime Company Expands Reach via Milyoni Social Cinema; Launches More Than 400 Videos on Facebook (April 23, 2012)
PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/23/12 -- Milyoni, the leader in social entertainment, and FUNimation® Entertainment, the leader in Anime, have teamed up to offer the largest video library available on Facebook. Anime fans can now access a catalog of over 430 FUNimation episodes and movie titles through the company's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/FUNimation
The leading distributor of Japanese animation in North America, FUNimation® is expanding its reach by providing Facebook fans with access to its library of new and classic anime. Using Milyoni Social Cinema, fans can go to the FUNimation® page on Facebook (https://apps.facebook.com/funimationcinema) and choose from a number of "anime bundles" to rent, comment on, and share with friends. Bundle pricing ranges from $0.99 - $2.99, and using PayPal or credit card, full-length movies can also be purchased for as little as $1.99. All video rentals are available for a two-day period.
"FUNimation® is where everyone goes to enjoy anime and it's only fitting that their content is made available in one of the biggest and most popular hangouts on the Web today," said John Corpus, CEO of Milyoni. "The Facebook bundles allow fans to pick their favorite anime titles and watch them with friends at their leisure. We are thrilled to partner with a leader like FUNimation to give fans access to its tremendous library of films and episodes cost-effectively."
Milyoni's Social Cinema brings these titles to Facebook's more than 850 million users, allowing fans direct access to the biggest Anime library available via the most powerful social network. Fans are now able to chat and connect with one another while watching their favorite Anime films and episodes right from their Facebook page.
"Milyoni's Social Cinema provides fans with the ability to access our content in a totally new way," said Gen Fukunaga, founder and president of FUNimation. "Not only can fans enjoy the anime episodes on their own, they can chat with each other and share content with their friends on Facebook -- bringing a different level of interaction as they watch. This partnership will allow us to bring a high-quality viewing experience to fans and expose new users to our anime catalog."
FUNimation® is the leading North American distributor of Japanese anime, and hosts hundreds of hours of content including, Dragon Ball Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, Soul Eater, and One Piece at their official website, www.funimation.com. For more information on the FUNimation offerings and to access the biggest anime library on Facebook, visit: https://apps.facebook.com/funimationcinema.
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Milyoni, Inc. is the leader in social entertainment. The company's technology provides entertainment companies with a way to connect and engage with Facebook fans, and turn them into customers. Whether it's watching a live concert, movie or sporting event or shopping your favorite brands, Milyoni enables companies to monetize fans pages through a unique level of engagement and a shared, social experience. Milyoni's services reach over 150 million fans from industry leading customers, including Universal Pictures, Lionsgate, Paramount Studios, Big Air Studios, Austin City Limits Live, Turner Broadcasting, University of Oklahoma and The NBA to bring a variety of digital content and physical goods to fans on Facebook. For more information, visit www.milyoni.com.
About FUNimation® Entertainment
FUNimation® Entertainment is the leading anime company in North America. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands. They manage a full spectrum of rights for most of their brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visit www.funimation.com.
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