Funimation, OTT focused on anime content, plans to expand its streaming service to Latin America this year. The platform will be launched in Mexico and Brazil, and it already operates in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
For its launch in Latin America, the platform will offer select subtitled and dubbed anime series in Spanish and Portuguese. News of the expansion came during FunimationCon 2020, fans festival celebrating anime.
‘Anime is special in that it speaks equally to people from different cultures, regions and languages around the world. Audiences in Latin America are among the most passionate in the world, and have been clamoring for more’, Funimation Global Group CEO, Colin Decker, officially reported. ‘Expanding Funimation to Mexico and Brazil is the natural next step for us to serve those fans and extend our brands’, he added. This year, Funimation released
In 2019, Funimation has expanded its library by nearly 20% through strategic deals with licensing partners like Aniplex and NIS America. The streaming service offers about 13 thousand hours of programming, spanning 700 series. This year, Funimation released “My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising”, which recorded more than USD 13 million at the US box offices. Another release was focused on the 30th anniversary edition of ‘Dragon Ball Z’.