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Sony’s anime service joins Amazon Channels UK line-up

Sony Pictures Television’s anime service, FunimationNow, has joined the Amazon Prime Video Channels line-up in the UK.

The rollout marks SPT’s first service launch on Prime Video in the UK and Funimation joins Amazon’s roster of more than 70 channels that are available as individual subscriptions for Prime subscribers.

Funimation is priced at £4.99 (US$6.50) per month and offers viewers hundreds of new and old anime shows and movies with English subtitles and dubbing.

“It’s great that we can now offer UK Prime members access to popular anime shows with the addition of Sony’s FunimationNow on Prime Video Channels,” said Alex Green, European MD of channels and sport at Amazon Prime Video.

“FunimationNow adds an incredible line up of anime to the wide selection of entertainment we offer customers on Prime Video in the UK.”

Funimation president and CEO, Gen Fukunaga, added: “We are pleased to be working with Amazon to offer FunimationNow as part of their Prime Video Channels line-up. This will further expand our global footprint and enables us to bring the best in anime to many more fans in the UK.”