Anime Network and Cox Communcations Ink SVOD Deal

Apr 13th 2005
ANIME NETWORK AND COX COMMUNICATIONS INK SVOD DEAL

Houston, TX – April 13, 2005 — Continuing its expansion throughout North America, Anime Network has signed an agreement with Atlanta-based Cox Communications, Inc. to make its programming available as a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service via Cox's Entertainment on Demand platform.

Cox will disclose launch details to its customers in the spring.

Since its 2003 launch as the first channel in North America wholly dedicated to the anime genre, Anime Network has become one of the top performing Video On Demand (VOD) networks in the U.S. Its cutting-edge programming—with such fan-favorite hits as “Chobits,” “Gantz,” “Cromartie High School,” and “Robotech,” among many others—is now available in more than 15 million homes.

“We are delighted at the opportunity to reach both anime fans and new viewers in Cox's broad national coverage area. We look forward to delivering these subscribers the highest quality of anime entertainment available,” said Kevin Corcoran, Anime Network President.

With a dedicated and loyal fan base that includes the elusive 18-34-year-old male viewer, Japanese style animation (anime) is among the hottest genres in the entertainment world today. Its art style has transformed popular culture, influencing everything from film and television to advertising and fashion. The U.S. anime industry is an estimated $4.2 billion business.


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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