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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

HIDIVE, A New Anime Streaming Service Out Of Nowhere?

In something that just caught me off guard, HIDIVE, a new anime streaming service has not only popped up from left field, but has also acquired the assets of AN Online (Anime Network Online)!

Subscribers of AN Online will be moved over to HIDIVE, after which, AN Online will cease to exist. All this within a span of 2 days!

I am not sure if we need another anime streaming service, as now anime fans have to split their money between Crunchyroll, Funimation Now, Amazon's Anime Strike, Hulu, Netflix, Daisuki and more with some show overlap.

You can read up on both press releases after the break.
From HIDIVE:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Anime Streaming Service, HIDIVE, Launches as Beta with Dubs, Live-Chat, and More

HOUSTON, TX, JUNE 20, 2017 - HIDIVE, a freshly launched beta anime streaming service, launched on Tuesday this week, offering thousands of hours of anime to a global viewing audience.

With a library that boasts long-awaited classics like Legend of the Galactic Heroes, as well as a varied selection of subtitled AND English dubbed anime, HIDIVE is a new legal viewing experience that seeks to deliver features designed with the anime fan in mind.

HIDIVE’s catalog includes a growing selection of English dubbed episodes of newly released English dubs, including Amagi Brilliant Park, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and Himouto! Umaru-chan. The new service will also host some Summer 2017 anime simulcast titles.

In addition to a growing catalog of bingeable anime titles, the HIDIVE beta will also launch with features that allow the viewer to customize their experience. The HD player allows members to stream their shows their way: customizable subtitles allow viewers to toggle between white and yellow subtitles, as well as control their player’s streaming quality, and audio language options in the same window.

The HIDIVE beta offers a premium membership at only $3.99 USD per month, which unlocks all premium HIDIVE features and content. For those who are interested, HIDIVE also offers ad-supported streaming on select titles.

To learn more about HIDIVE’s anime streaming services, or to sign up for a 7-day free trial, visit HIDIVE.com, or follow HIDIVE on Facebook and Twitter.

About HIDIVE LLC
HIDIVE is a new anime streaming service built with the needs of anime fans in mind. Currently offering a beta with a curated (and growing) catalog of some the most iconic anime and live action titles of the past and present, HIDIVE provides a unique streaming experience to a global viewing audience. Featuring one of the industry’s best players, customizable subtitles, in-episode live-chat, pinned searches, and more, fans can watch, discover, and share their favorite shows. For more information, or to start a free trial, visit HIDIVE.com.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HIDIVE LLC Acquires Assets of Anime Network Online

HOUSTON, TX, JUNE 21, 2017 -
HIDIVE LLC acquired the assets of AN ONLINE, LLC (formerly operating as Anime Network Online). The acquisition will enable HIDIVE to immediately increase its paid subscriber base as well as expand its outreach to addressable users. Following a limited transition period for subscriber migration to the HIDIVE™ online streaming service, AN Online will cease operations. Terms of the acquisition were not otherwise disclosed.

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