Anime Network Clicks in Seattle - Tacoma

Nov 11th 2004
ANIME NETWORK CLICKS IN SEATTLE-TACOMA

Click! Network To Launch Anime Network As SVOD Offering In December

HOUSTON, Texas – November 11, 2004 – Anime Network, the first channel in North America dedicated to anime, and one of the top performing video on demand (VOD) networks in the U.S., will expand its reach within the Seattle-Tacoma region when it launches this winter on Click! Network. The announcement was made today by Kevin Corcoran, President, Anime Network and Cyndi Wikstrom, Marketing & Business Operations Director of Click! Network.

Anime Network programming will be offered on Click! Network for $2.99 per month. Shows include such fan favorites as “Chobits,” “Azumanga Daioh,” “Peacemaker,” “Chrono Crusade,” “Full Metal Panic!,” “Noir,” “Neon Genesis Evangelion,” “Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040,” “Mezzo,” “Samurai X,” “Robotech,” “Gravion,” “Kaleidostar,” “RahXephon,” “Excel Saga,” “Battle of the Planets,” “Final Fantasy: Unlimited,” “Aquarian Age” and more.

“We have been inundated with requests for anime from our subscribers. We also noticed a gap in programming for young adults and The Anime Network not only fills that niche but we hope will also attract new subscribers to our service,” said Wikstrom. “Click! Network continues to offer our customers the latest technologies and the best programming available and we're thrilled to have The Anime Network be part of our SVOD service.”

“The Pacific Northwest is a hotbed of anime fandom and we're sure the fans in Click! Network's footprint will take advantage of having their favorite shows available at their fingertips,” added Corcoran. “We look forward to a long standing relationship with Click! Network and their digital customers.”

With a dedicated and loyal fan base, which includes the elusive 18-34 year old male viewer, Japanese style animation (anime) is among the hottest genres in the entertainment world today. Anime Network, now in 55 cities and 11 million homes, delivers cutting-edge anime, from the newest releases to the classics of the genre. Young adult viewers can find non-stop action, martial arts, science fiction, drama, comedy, Japanese pop and rock music videos, youth culture and more in a visually compelling programming environment.


About Click! Network
Click! Network, started in 1997, is an operating section of Tacoma Power and is the nation's largest municipally owned telecommunications system. In addition to supporting the utility's electric system operations, Click! provides customers with choices for telecommunications services, including cable television, high-speed cable modem and broadband services. More information is available from Click! Network at 253-502-8900 or on the Web at www.click-network.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 thousands 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 quickly become one of the top performing video-on-demand networks in the U.S. The network also became available on a 24/7 basis in select U.S. markets beginning July 2004 and continues 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 MSOs. Additional information on Anime Network is available at www.theanimenetwork.com.

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