**ATTN: COMCAST VIEWERS** FUNimation Channel VOD

PROGRAMMING CHANGES TO COMCAST VOD

The month of November is going to show some very drastic changes to Comcast’s VOD menu look. You guys have probably heard something about Project Infinity from Comcast. Jump here if you don’t know what it is or how it affects you. The section called MOVIES & EVENTS on the VOD menu will disappear starting around 11/19 (it may be sooner in some cities). Instead, all the FUNimation Anime content that was available in that PPV VOD section will now be consolidated under THE CUTTING EDGE/FUNIMATION ANIME section. So now free and ppv VOD will be accessible via that section. Some viewers have experienced a lack of refreshed content since last Friday. If you are one of those affected, please list in the comment section below your city and zip code where you receive Comcast VOD. And list what titles (if any) are currently listed on your VOD menu. I’m not sure how each headend is dealing with this new VOD architecture, but hopefully I’ll be able to talk to operations and get info.

Comcast is trying to pave a way for us to grow and offer more anime titles by 2010. Obviously I can’t say much more until then but I know it will be as awesome as rainbows and unicorns.

And I know I mentioned last week about hinting some changes to the linear channel. I’ve got some hints…but I can’t reveal them yet. I know. The suspense is killing you, isn’t it? All I can say is…to be continued… 😥

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22 comments on “**ATTN: COMCAST VIEWERS** FUNimation Channel VOD”

  1. I’m a bit confused about the infinity thing but hopefully it dosen’t affect my viewing way on demand too much. And I hope the Linear channel thing means that us Comcast peep’s can get the channel…hopefully 😆

  2. Any chance of bringing the Funimation Channel to Canada?

  3. Nashville 37027
    These are the things currently listed under the Cutting Edge/Funimation folder:
    Anime Selects
    Gundam Seed Destiny Ep. 11 – 12
    Blassreiter Ep. 8-11
    D. Gray-man Ep. 35-36
    Drama-Comedy
    Case Closed Ep. 39
    Fruits Basket Ep. 13-14
    Negima! Ep. 7
    Shuffle! Ep. 7
    El Cazador Ep. 1-6
    Nabari No Ou Ep. 11-15
    Nana Ep. 19
    New This Week
    a repeat of what’s in the Drama-Comedy folder
    Tower of Druaga Ep. 9-12

  4. 60188 Carol Stream, IL (Elmhurst Comcast)
    I have not recived any of the updates for the date of 11/13, everything else is there.
    (This problem is isolated to the funimation channel as I have recived updates for other channels.)

  5. In Kansas City (64138), none of the free VOD parts are there (not even some of the first episodes of the PPV shows)!  Haven’t seen any updates to the shows either! 😦

  6. North Bend, WA 98045  (as of 11/14/09, 6 pm PST)
    The Cutting Edge/Funimation Anime:
    Dragonaut  9-12
    Blassreiter 13 & 14
    Nabari no Ou 16
    Shuffle! 8
    Fruits Basket NADA, zip, zilch
    Case Closed 40 & 41
     
     

  7. University Place, WA 98466, 11/14/09
    The updates for Cased Closed and Fruits basket was up in fact Fruits basket was not even an option on the menu anymore.

  8. 37027 Nashville, TN
    Looks like they updated everything that should have been updated for 11/6.  Thanks for that!   But none of the episodes  for 11/13 have been updated.  Still missing the following episodes:
    Dragonaut Ep. 1-5 Special
    Blassreiter Ep. 12-15
    Nabari no Ou Ep. 16-18
    Negima! Ep. 9
    Shuffle! Ep.9
    Fruits Basket Ep. 15-16
    Case Closed Ep. 42

  9. San Jose, CA 95116

    i’m still missing in both

    Blassreiter Ep. 12 and 15
    Nabari no Ou Ep. 18
    Shuffle! Ep.9
    Fruits Basket Ep. 15-16
    Case Closed Ep. 42
    Spice an wolf Ep.1

  10. Chicago,IL 60649

    Spice And Wolf 3 and 4 Missing

    Shuffle 9 Missing

    Blassreiter 12 Missing

     
    Everything else is good right but they’re taking way too long to update everything. This problem has been going on for about a few weeks now and I E-Mailed them but no response so far as to what’s going on.
     

  11. Knoxville TN 37923

    Missing Eps –
    Fruits Basket eps 16
    Solty Rei 9a (menu says 9a, but it’s ep 9 duplicated)
    Spice & Wolf ep 3

    Movies & Events -> Funimation Anime

    -> Blassreiter
    Blassreiter 12-15

    -> D. Gray-man
    D. Gray-man 37-39

    -> Dragonaut
    Dragonaut 9-12

    -> El Cazador
    El Cazador 1-6

    -> Hunter X Hunter
    HunterXHunter 7-10

    -> Nabari no Ou
    Nabari no Ou 16-18

    -> Nana
    Nana 17-20

    -> Specials
    Blassreiter P1 1-5
    Case Closed 3 movie
    Dragonaut P1 1-5
    My Santa OVA

    ->Spice and Wolf
    Spice and Wolf 1-2
    Spice and Wolf 4-5

    The Cutting Edge -> Funimation

    -> Action-Fantasy
    Mushi-shi 25-26
    Sasami 23-24
    Solty Rei 9
    Tsubasa Chronicle 9-10
    xxxHolic 13-14

    -> Ah! My Goddess
    Ah! My Goddess 13-16

    -> Anime Selects
    Gundam Seed Destiny 13-16
    Vampire Princess Miyu 7-8

    -> Blassreiter
    Blassreiter 12-15

    -> D. Gray-man
    D. Gray-man 37-39

    -> Dragonaut
    Dragonaut 9-12

    -> Drama-Comedy
    Air Gear 9-10
    Case Closed 40-42
    Fruits Basket 15
    Negima! 8-9
    Shuffle! 8-9

    -> El Cazador
    El Cazador 1-6

    -> Glass Fleet
    Glass Fleet 1-4

    -> HunterXHunter
    HunterXHunter 7-10

    -> Nabari no Ou
    Nabari no Ou 16-18

    -> Nana
    Nana 17-20

    -> New This Week
    Ah! My Goddess 13-16
    Air Gear 9-10
    Case Closed 40-42
    Fruits Basket 15
    Glass Fleet 1-4
    Mushi-shi 25-26
    Negima! 8-9
    Sasami 23-24
    Shuffle! 8-9

    -> Specials
    Blassreiter P1 1-5
    Case Closed 3 movie
    Dragonaut P1 1-5
    My Santa OVA

    ->Spice and Wolf
    Spice and Wolf 1-2
    Spice and Wolf 4-5

    Thanks! 🙂

  12. will comcast get funimation channel?
    the vod is great but i wolud love to watch anime 24/7

  13. ok so im a big huge fan of vegeta!!! and i was looking at pics of him to find a background and come upon a pic of him as ss5!?!?! I went to the site it was from and it said that fans are mking their own series. Its called Dragon Ball AF. It is over in Japan. But it sounds really cool. I think FUNimation should make more of Bragon ball and make Goku and Vegeta go to ss7! It would be awesome to see.       This is the story line they are using. (Dragonball AF Story Line – In Dragon Ball AF Raditz is back as a Super Saiyan even goes SSJ 3, Frieza and Cooler fuse, Cell absorbs Android 8, Goku goes Super Saiyan level 5 and then 6 also Goku learns how to fuse with 3 people. The AF is supposed to stand for either After Future, Alternate Future, or Another Future (or Absolutely Fictional!).):lol: 😛 😆 😆

  14. Nashville, TN 37027
    Still missing Fruits Basket Ep. 16 and RobinRenee was right Solty Rei Ep. 9a is a repeat of Ep 9.
     

    • @ndv1 – Operations sent a trouble ticket to your local headend so hopefully they can correct this. If the Solty Rei ep 9a doesn’t become available – I’m making a note to re-air it once the series finishes since its one of the bonus eps.

  15. Chicago,IL 60649
     
    Fruits Basket 16
     
    Solty Rei 9a is just episode 9 again.

    • @Saiyuki Goku – Operations sent a trouble ticket to your area so hopefully they can correct those. I will make a note to air ep 9a again later – when the series ends – since its one of the bonus eps.

  16. Gwinnett, GA 30052

    Our Movies & Events section just disappeared and now we seem to be missing a lot of Funimation. Here’s what we do have (as of the 12/4 update):

    Drama-Comedy:

    Case Closed 45-47
    Negima 11, 12
    Shuffle 11

    Action-Fantasy

    Solty Rei 10
    xxxHolic 16

    Specials

    Dragonaut P1 1-5
    Linebarrels Iron 1-3

    Anime Selects

    GundamSeedDestiny 17-19

    Nabari No Ou 16-18
    Ah! My Goddess 24
    Blassreiter 12-15
    El Cazador 07-12
    Glass Fleet 10
    Hunter X Hunter 12
    Spice and Wolf 1-6

     
    Comparing to the post http://blog.funimation.com/2009/12/vod-fridays-funimation-channel-124/ suggests we’re missing Air Gear, Dragonaut, NANA, D.Gray-man, Fruits Basket, Black Cat, Tsubasa Chronicle, and Soul Eater altogether as well as episodes of many of the others.
    Also, Solty Rei 9b was episode 9, like 9a was.

    • @Atlatl – Thanks for checking in. I’ll forward your list over to operations. It may be that your local headend just updated their menu and will take this week for them to re-populate everything to go under the Cutting Edge/FUNimation Anime category.
      Solty Rei 9a & 9b bonus eps won’t air since we were told by the licensor that they can’t allow us to air on TV. Sorry. 😦 So the only place to find them would actually be on the DVD.
      Let me know if your VOD menu changes this week.

  17. You said let you know if it changed: Nothing ever happened. Well, we did get our usual update on the 11th, but the previously skipped update never appeared. We’re still missing about half or more of our Funimation. Basically, if we were supposed to get it on 12/4, we still don’t have it. Air Gear, Dragonaut, NANA, D.Gray-man, Fruits Basket, Black Cat, Tsubasa Chronicle, and Soul Eater are still missing entirely and we have episode gaps in many of the others.

  18. is funimation really going to replace g4? i hope so


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