Seriously, I think it's pointless to hope that FUNimation will attain these licenses... after all it has taken them over a year it seems since they acquired Shana and Toaru... Neither series even has a teaser leading anyone to believe that they're even being worked on. Instead we're hanging on waiting.
I also keep hearing about this "FUNimation channel" as the average Joe with COX cable which channel is the FUNimation channel? I keep changing channels, but none of them list FUNimation as a potential channel...
From Otakon 2011, here is the reason why Shana and Toaru have not been released:
19:22:35 Q: re-release of original series
19:22:55 A: the tenchi series, hellsing, blacklagoon, all the stuff from AX last year.. had a very long term materials delay, just starting to work on them
19:23:13 they won't send materials until the geneon/universal merge is finished
19:23:16 hopefully sooner than later
19:23:25 as soon as we get materials, we'll tell you a thing
Cox cable does not have the FUNimation Channel and if you want the FUNimation Channel for your home with Cox Cable, all you need to do is request it because if they don't know there is a demand for it, you won't be getting it.