Tubi, the free streaming division of Fox Entertainment, announced today that it will be partnering with Shout! Factory to bring a collection of premium anime movies to the service. Several critically acclaimed and award-winning titles will be available, such as Millennium Actress by Satoshi Kon, Liz, and Blue Bird, and In This Corner of the World, along with several other popular titles. Most of the movies will be available in dubbed and subtitled versions for free, with announcements starting April 8. In USA approx. 230 anime titles & movies are available on Tubi TV.
New Content Sales Manager at Shout! Factory Julie Dansker said, “We are delighted to further expand our partnership with Tubi and make our award-winning Japanese anime available to an even wider audience.”
“Tubi has a significant audience of anime lovers and our latest additions to Shout! Factory will soon give them even more of what they’ve been hoarding, “said Tubi’s chief content officer, Adam Lewinson.
Shout! Factory titles coming to Tubi TV :-
- Millennium Actress
- Liz and the Blue Bird
- Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
- Penguin Highway
- The Wonderland
- Sound! Euphonium: The Movie – Welcome To The Kitauji High School Concert Band
- Sound! Euphonium: The Movie – May The Melody Reach You
- Sound! Euphonium: The Movie – Our Promise: A Brand New Day
- Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern Parts 1 & 2
- Donten: Laughing Under the Clouds Gaiden, One Year After the Battle, The Tragedy of Fuuma Ninja Tribe, and Conspiracy of the Military
- In This Corner of the World
Tubi was founded by Farhad Massoudi and Thomas Ahn Hicks of AdRise in San Francisco, and launched in 2014 as a free service. In June 2019, Tubi announced that it had more than 20 million monthly active users, and later in September, the company reported that users had streamed 132 million hours of content. In September 2020, the company reported 33 million monthly users. Sandy Grushow, former president of Fox TV, is a member of the advisory council. Mark Amin, former vice president of Lionsgate, is an investor. Adrise, the company behind Tubi, has raised $ 4 million in capital. Top investors include Foundation Capital, Bobby Yazdani, Zod Nazem, SGH Capital, and Streamlined Ventures.
In 2019, CEO Farhad Massoud announced that Tubi would nearly double its 2018 spending on licensed content, close to $ 100 million. In February 2019, Tubi signed a distribution agreement with NBCUniversal, which includes 400 television episodes and movies. On September 25, Tubi became available on Vizio Smartcast. On October 21, Tubi launched “Tubi Kids,” a dedicated hub for the streamer’s child-centric content across Roku and compatible devices.
In February 2020, Fox Corporation would have started talks about the acquisition of Tubi. On March 17, Fox announced the acquisition of the company for $ 440 million. The deal was expected to close in late June; Farhad Massoudi would remain with the company, which would continue as a separate subsidiary. The deal officially closed on April 20.
Shout! Factory is an American home music and video company. Founded in 2002 as Retropolis Entertainment, its video releases include feature films, classic and contemporary television series, animation, live music, and comedy specials. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Shout! Studios, Westchester Films, Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, and Video Time Machine.