Funimation, the North American anime distributor have confirmed that Gainax and Shikabane Hime: Aka will be available online via streaming methods within the weeks of airing on Japanese TV. The first English subbed episode will be hosted for free on Joost, Hulu, Funimation’s own video service and YouTube from the 24th October.
Then after the first episode there will be a $1.99USD download per episode on only Funimation’s video service.
This is another streaming anime from Funimation and the US markets, we can only wait and see if the UK follows suit.
Source: Anime News Network