Anime Network Extends Video On Demand Agreement With TVN Entertainment

Apr 19th 2004
BURBANK, Calif., July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- TVN Entertainment, a leading provider of on demand television programming, management and delivery solutions, today announced the extension of its Video On Demand (VOD) services agreement with Anime Network.

Anime Network is one of the first and most recognized on demand networks and the first channel in North America dedicated to Japanese animation known as anime. This pop culture phenomenon appeals largely to the elusive 18 to 34 year-old males and is consistently ranked among the top performers on several of the cable systems offering its distinct programming.

"We chose TVN as our VOD partner in the beginning because of their open platform and broad distribution," said Kevin Corcoran, President of Anime Network. "TVN's expertise has certainly contributed to the success of Anime Network and we look forward to continuing and expanding our relationship with them."

"Anime Network has proven to the cable industry that quality content rises to the top and that on demand networks are a viable business opportunity," said Jim Riley, TVN's Senior Vice President of Business Development. "TVN has established and delivered more on demand networks than anyone in the industry and we are thrilled that we are continuing our partnership with Anime Network."


About TVN Entertainment Corporation

TVN Entertainment, a Video On Demand (VOD) and Pay Per View (PPV) content solutions company, is a leading provider of on demand television programming, management and delivery services. TVN currently distributes more than 1500 hours of VOD programming from over 70 content providers. In addition to comprehensive programming services, TVN Entertainment offers the only single-source management and distribution solution for VOD and PPV, including content aggregation, packaging, encoding, asset management and transport via satellite to all video service providers. TVN Entertainment has been chosen as the VOD solution for many leading MSOs, including Adelphia, Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Insight and Mediacom. For more information visit http://www.TVN.com


About Anime Network

Anime Network, a subsidiary of A.D. Vision, Inc. (parent company to ADV Films and Newtype USA), is the first cable channel in North America dedicated to anime with access to thousand of hours of exciting, eye-catching serialized programming. Anime Network launched in North America in late 2002 with extensive availability initially through digital cable video-on-demand technology and has become the #1 offering of video-on-demand. The network will also be available on a 24/7 basis in select U.S. markets beginning Summer 2004 and is broadening its initial roster of multi-system operator agreements to provide its programming nationwide, helping to bring the elusive 18-34 tech savvy male demographic back to television and drive demand for additional digital services offered by MSO's. Additional information on Anime Network is available at http://www.theanimenetwork.com.

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