TotalVid.com Launches with Largest Library of Anime Downloads

Nov 8th 2004
TotalVid.com Launches with Largest Library of Anime Downloads
Norfolk, VA November 8, 2004 – TotalVid has announced the launch of its new anime category on TotalVid.com in conjunction with Central Park Media, one of the leading distributors of Japanese animation in the United States. TotalVid has launched its anime category with the official release of over 70 individual downloads representing 24 series and feature-length movies. With this launch, TotalVid now has the largest selection of legal, full-length anime downloads on the Internet.

This initial rollout includes such anime series as: Dominion Tank Police, Wrath of the Ninja, Angel Sanctuary, Geobreeders, and Cyber City Oedo.

“The launch of an anime category for TotalVid is pivotal to our vision of TotalVid as a marketplace for video downloads in special interest and hard-to-find content categories. We look forward to leveraging Central Park Media's anime titles and intensifying our marketing reach to provide anime enthusiasts with instant and affordable access to a wide range of anime content,” said Karl Quist, TotalVid's General Manager.

“We are proud to be working with Central Park Media in establishing this new distribution channel for their anime content. This is one of the first partnerships of this magnitude for anime downloads and we're confident that it is the beginning of a deep and rich new category for TotalVid and a strong, new distribution channel for Central Park Media,” said Chris Smythe, TotalVid's VP of Content.

TotalVid will offer anime programming in a download “rental” format for 7 days viewing, with prices starting as low as $1.99. Consumers will eventually be able to purchase the DVDs of these titles from TotalVid. Central Park Media, a pioneer in the mass market anime industry since 1990 and one of the oldest and most experienced anime suppliers in the US, has decided to leverage TotalVid's download site and marketing expertise on behalf of its products. “It's a win-win for everyone involved,” said John O'Donnell, Managing Director of Central Park Media. “We're glad we can be one of the first to offer multiple options for anime enthusiasts in North America – be it full DVDs or episodic downloads. We hope this will further expand the anime market in the US.”

For additional information, contact: [email protected]

TotalVid offers consumers the world's largest video download libraries for anime, actions sports, motorsports, outdoors, and travel content. In addition to video downloads, TotalVid sells DVD and VHS formats of the titles it distributes.

About TotalVid, Inc.
Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, TotalVid is a subsidiary of Landmark Communications, Inc., a private media company with interests in publishing, broadcasting, cable television, and the Internet. TotalVid's partners include Microsoft Windows Media (MSFT), ThePlatform and Akimbo Systems. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.totalvid.com or email Mary Ray at [email protected]

About Central Park Media
Central Park Media has been a leading supplier of anime in the United States since 1990. The company currently manufactures and distributes three home entertainment lines, each offering anime product for a distinct and discriminating audience: U.S. Manga Corps, Central Park Media and Software Sculptors. With exclusive rights to hundreds of book, video and music products, the company has become a leader in integrated media, as well as a leading publisher of manga under its CPM Press label. In addition, the company also distributes a broad array of live action Japanese feature films under its Asia Pulp Cinema label. For high resolution, downloadable artwork and information, please visit CPM's electronic press kit at www.centralparkmedia.com./cpmdb/presskit.cfm

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