News More Anime TV on Ontario's Cogeco, France's Numericable
posted on 2008-02-14 12:35 EST
Canadian cable provider Cogeco announced that it will be adding the Super Channel package of global entertainment programming, including anime, to its offerings in the Ontario regional market. Super Channel 2, which will be broadcast on channel 191, currently runs episodes of Noein, Tokko, Tactics and Street Fighter II V, all of which are licensed in North America by Manga Entertainment. Cogeco subscribers will be able to preview it for free until February 29, and after that date, subscription to all four Super Channel streams, as well as the Super Channel On Demand service will be priced at C$10.99 a month (about US$10.72) for the first six months, increasing to C$15.99 (US$15.59). Currently, the four Super Channel stations are also carried by the Bell ExpressVu digital satellite service. Since November, Cogeco has been the Canadian carrier for ADV Films' Anime Network on Demand.
Separately, France's Numericable provider will be launching a video-on-demand service that will include anime from the catalog of Kaze Animation. No specific titles have been mentioned, but Kaze is one of Europe's most established distributors of Japanese animation. Its recent releases and licenses include Appleseed, Le Chevalier d'Eon, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, and Nana.