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posted on 2000-10-31 15:58 EST
YTV has sent out its fourth irregular Anime newsletter. Which includes Sailor Moon, Dragonball Z, Gundam Wing, Monster Rancher, Pokemon and Vision of Escaflowne updates.

Excerpted from the Newsletter:


SAILOR MOON:

GOOD NEWS 'Sailor Moon' fans, effective October 30th, YTV has added an extra timeslot. Beginning that week you can now catch 'Sailor Moon' on Tuesday at 6:30pm E/P, Saturday at 3:00pm and 3:30pm E/P, and on Sunday at 1:30pm E/P.

At this point, we have no plans to air any 'Sailor Moon' movies, however please be assured the programming department are aware of your requests.

Many of you have complained about the new voice of 'Sailor Moon' this season. We are sorry if these new 'Sailor Moon' episodes have fallen short of your expectations. In addressing your concerns, we would like to point out that YTV has no role in the production of the series. This means we are not responsible for the voices, translations, theme music, etc. We hope that you can understand that we air the series in the format in which it is received from the distributor.

When producing and editing a series such as 'Sailor Moon', it is not uncommon for some changes to occur from season to season. For instance, voice actors may choose to discontinue their work with the program, which of course means that new actors need to be hired. We can totally understand how frustrating such changes are to the fans of the show, however like in all areas of television, sometimes such changes are unavoidable! You may want to try contacting Voice Stars with your concern, they can be contacted at www.voicestars.com. They are responsible for many of the 'Sailor Moon' voices.

DRAGONBALL Z:

You can catch new episodes of 'DragonBall Z' starting September 15, 2000. Please remember that because we do not have possession of all the new episodes, we aren't going to be able to air new episodes every day. However, we will air the new episodes as soon as we receive them. You'll have to keep watching to catch all the action!

ANNOUNCEMENT:

We are pleased to announce on Thursday November 23, 2000 YTV will be airing 3 new episodes of 'Dragonball Z' back to back. Mark your calendars, tell all your friends! Beginning at 7:30pm E/P we will air episode # 126, "The Reunion', followed by episode #127, "Borrowed Powers" at 8:00pm E/P, then at 8:30pm E/P, catch episode # 128, " His Name is Cell". Please remember, all schedules are subject to change without notice.

Current schedule for 'DragonBall Z' is:

Friday at 6pm E/P -- new episodes when available
Monday at 8pm and 8:30 E/P -- new episodes when available
Monday to Friday at 4am E/P -- will be repeating previous seasons

At this time we have no plans to adjust our schedule to move 'Dragonball Z' back into the Zone. We are sorry if this is disappointing for you to hear, however, starting November 6, 2000, 'Dragonball Z' will air 4 nights a week. Beginning that week you can catch DBZ on Mondays at 8:00pm E/P, Tuesdays at 8:00pm E/P, Thursday at 8:00pm E/P and on Friday at 6:00pm E/P. Repeats will continue to air Monday to Friday at 4:00am E/P. Please note that all schedules are subject to change without notice. Please be assured that all feedback has been forwarded to our programming department for their future consideration.

Please note that YTV has no plans to air 'DragonBall GT' anytime soon (Be assured that the Programming Department knows that DBZ fans want YTV to air the GT series). There are also no plans to air the original 'DragonBall' series, as our contract for these episodes has expired. We also do not have plans at this time to air any DBZ movies.

YTV airs DBZ in the format that we receive it from our distributors. We do NOT edit the program at YTV and therefore we do not control what gets taken out. Canadian television standards must be adhered to and may be different from those in other countries.

Many of you have asked us for copies of 'Dragonball Z'. We are glad to hear that you enjoy the show so much that you would like your own copy, but at present YTV does not provide copies of our programs. We hope you can understand that we simply do not have a service in place to accommodate such requests. Also, we feel it is important to note that we are generally only licensed to broadcast programs and not to distribute them.

GUNDAM WING:

Effective the week of October 30,2000 'Gundam Wing will air Mondays at 8:30pm E/P and Monday to Thursday 11:30pm E/P. Then starting the week of November 6th, 'Gundam Wing' will air Monday at 8:30pm E/P, and Monday to Wednesday at 10:30pm E/P. Please remember all schedules are subject to change without notice.

YTV will air 'Gundam Wing' in the format that we receive it from our distributors. Canadian television standards must be adhered to and may be different from those in other countries. Please understand that YTV has no role in the production of this series. This means we are not responsible for the voices, translations, theme music, etc.

MONSTER RANCHER:

Starting September 11, 2000, you can catch 'Monster Rancher' on Friday at 6:30pm E/P and Saturday at 7:30am and 5:30am E/P, with new-to-YTV episodes scheduled to begin with our Fall schedule.

DIGIMON:

Starting September 11, 2000, 'Digimon' will air Monday to Friday at 5:30pm and 4:30am E/P and on Saturdays at 8am E/P. Please note that the episodes airing Monday to Friday at 4:30am E/P will be a repeat of episode that aired at 5:30pm E/P that same day.

During the week of September 11, YTV will be showing a new episode of 'Digimon' every day. After this, we will be airing new episodes as we receive them. Because our delivery schedule is not concrete we are unable to provide a specific air date for the new episodes.

POKEMON:

New episodes of Pokemon' are scheduled to air the week of September 11. At this point, we will be airing new episodes as we receive them. Because our delivery schedule is not concrete we are unable to provide a specific air date for the new episodes.

You can catch 'Pokemon' Monday to Friday at 5:00pm and 5:00am E/P and on Saturdays at 8:30am E/P. The episodes aired on Monday to Friday at 5am E/P are a repeat of the episode aired at 5pm E/P that same day.

VISION OF ESCAFLOWNE:

We are hoping to air a new episode of 'Vision of Escaflowne' each week however due to the scattered delivery schedule this may not always be possible. However, we do have a new episode scheduled each week for the first 6 weeks. On September 11 we will begin with "The Girl from Mystic".

We are sorry if the scheduling of "Girl From Mystic" is disappointing for you and differs from what you had expected. We hope that you can understand that we air the series in the format in which it is received from our distributor. YTV has no role in the production of the series. This means we are not responsible for the voices, translations, theme music or storyline. With this said, we have been assured that beginning with this episode will not interrupt the storyline.

Effective October 30,2000 you can catch 'Vision of Escalfowne' 3 nights a week, Mondays at 7:30pm E/P, Thursday at 7:00pm E/P and Friday at 7:00pm E/P. Then starting the week of November 6, the schedule changes a little. Beginning that week, 'Vision of Escaflowne' will air Mondays at 7:30pm E/P, Thursday at 7:00pm E/P and Sunday at 2:00pm E/P.

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