Anime Network in Hawaii

Jan 10th 2005
ANIME NETWORK AND OCEANIC TIME WARNER CABLE

HELP HAWAII'S ANIME FANS RING IN THE NEW YEAR

Wildly Popular Anime Network Programming Now Available as Video On Demand

Houston, TX - January 10, 2005 - Giving Hawaii's anime fans extra reason to celebrate the New Year, Anime Network has teamed with Oceanic Time Warner Cable to launch its hot programming lineup as part of Oceanic's Video On Demand (VOD) package. Viewers can now tune into Channel 332 to access such fan-favorites as “Chobits,” “Robotech,” and “Kaleidostar,” among many other hit animated shows and specials.

The first channel in North America wholly dedicated to the anime genre, Anime Network has steadily expanded its presence, now reaching devoted audiences in some 55 cities nationwide. This latest deal is the Network's answer to requests from fans in the Hawaiian islands-a hotbed for anime.

“Since our initial launch in 2003, we have been flooded with email, letters and calls from Hawaii residents demanding their anime,” said Kevin Corcoran, President of Anime Network. “We are delighted to have joined forces with Oceanic Time Warner Cable to give these fans what they want, while creating a completely new audience of avid viewers.”

With a dedicated and loyal fan base, Japanese style animation, or anime, is among the hottest genres in the world today. This is the entertainment force that is fueling directors like Quentin Tarantino and bands like Linkin Park, whose recent projects have been steeped in anime. Anime Network is dedicated to providing the most cutting-edge anime available, from the newest releases to the classics of the genre.

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 Summer 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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