Los Angeles June 30, 2012—ShortsHD is adding a catalog of high quality Anime titles to its channel lineup. The world’s only TV network dedicated to short movies has acquired a library of high quality Anime short movies from FUNimation Entertainment, the leading Anime company in the U.S. and they include such popular anime series and fan favorites as: Fullmetal Alchemist, D.Gray-man, Jyu Oh Sei, Ghost Hunt, Aquarion, Sands of Destruction, Kenichi, and Trinity Blood.
“We are pleased to be offering an assortment of high quality Anime films from FUNimation on ShortsHD ,” said Carter Pilcher, Chief Executive of ShortsHD. “Anime and animation lovers nationwide are in for a real treat with this launch.”
The announcement comes on the heels of ShortsHD teaming up with the British Film Institute (BFI) to world premiere Vintage Jubilee Shorts, a series of vintage short films and documentaries from the prestigious BFI national archive film vaults. The airing of Anime films on the channel is already underway and can be seen beginning this week.
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, visitwww.funimation.com.
ShortsHD™ is the first high definition channel dedicated to short movies and is available on DIRECTV (Channel 568), and AT&T U-Verse (Channel 1789). ShortsHD™ is operated by Shorts International, the world’s leading short movie entertainment company with the world’s largest movie catalogue dedicated to short movies. Shorts International also operates ShortsTV™, which is available in France, Belgium, Luxembourg on Numericable (Channels 134 and 52) and in Turkey via TTNET’s Tivibu service. Shorts™ is the short movie on-demand service available on iTunes movie stores in the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Taiwan and throughout Europe. The company is headquartered in London, England with additional offices in Paris and Los Angeles and is led by Carter Pilcher, Chief Executive. Shorts International is owned by Shorts Entertainment Holdings and Liberty Global Ventures.