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I'm so thrilled to see such support for the channel that's primarily watched in my home. Funimation is by far my favorite channel and stay on my TV. I am appalled and ashamed that Verizon is using such a lame and flimsy excuse to cancel this channel. I am 100% positive that some of the garbage channels they get a lot less viewers. I hate that big corporation think they can push us around and feed us trash and think we are supposed to like it. Verizon should ashamed of itself.
When I moved to Maryland a year ago, I made it a point to have Fios in my home against the Comcast lovers because they had what Comcast didn't...the Funimation Network. 24 hours of anime was like heaven for me because I have a deep love of anime. But now Verizon is crushing my dream and so now I want to crush them. They better think twice about this. I don't think they realize how many customers will dump them over this. I am one of them!
This is truly unfortunate. I have a deep love for anime and funimation provides one of, if not the only linear anime channel. I cannot understand why this has low viewership as it is the only channel of its kind. Considering the amount of news, sports and entertainment channels, I don't see how Verizon is suffering from keeping this channel. Please reconsider not dropping this channel, even if it means broadcasting it only in Standard Definition. But to cancel the channel entirely is an assault against the legion of anime fans subscribed to Verizon solely for the funimation channel. SAVE FUNIMATION!!!
Signed it, have you?
This is awesome I hope it does some good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I posted this in the Ideas Excange section and has definitely given me a bit of hope.
This came straight from the Official Funimation Channel Facebook fanpage:
"FiOS TV news update: Discussions are still going on, which is encouraging. Please continue to let Verizon FiOS know that you want us to still be offered on their service. You make a difference! #anime #FiOSTVFUNimationChannel"
Seems like our support is pushing through a bit
Please do not remove Funimation Channel. It is the only anime channel. I will have no reason left not to switch cable providers.
for real, DO NOT CANCEL funimation. whatever the reason is (guessing a contract dispute) it isnt fair to fios subscribers to have to suffer from buracratic bullcrap.
its the only channel like it; showing the kind of porgramming i enjoy. i know im not alone.
please dont make me have to cancel fios, just continue to air my favorite 24/7 anime network, thank you.
I just want to say that I plan to drop Fios the moment I find anohter provider in my area that has the Funimation channel if you do indeed drop it next month. I only watch two channels on Fios and Funimation happens to be one of them, along with the main reason I picked up your tv service in the first place. I like you guys and would love to keep my service, but you’re giving me no choice here
We sometimes make changes to our channel lineup in order to continue offering our customers the most popular programming. We try to maintain all services offered, but sometimes changes need to be made. The good news is that FUNimation programming is still available on their website (www.funimation.com) and with FiOS Internet, you are getting the nation's fastest, most consistent Internet with unmatched downstream speeds of up to 150 mbps and upstream speeds of more than 35 mbps.
Are you kidding Heather? Are you actually trying to sell us MORE services, when you have 16+ pages of people saying they want you to KEEP this channel on the TV platform?
Trust me when I say that most of the people who watch this channel are already VERY internet savy, and know they can find Funimation on the web. We don't want that. We want the channel. We want to be surprised with new programming. We know we can stream 80% of their content from Netflix (commercial free I may add) or their site, but that doesn't compare to the 'oh wow' feeling discovering something on the channel. I can name several series on this channel I would have normally bypassed when looking through lists of things to 'stream'.