Toonami Jetstream Delivers More Than 9.5 Million Video Streams Since July 14 Launch

Aug 16th 2006
Free Action and Anime Broadband Service Toonami Jetstream Delivers More Than 9.5 Million Video Streams Since July 14 Launch

Cartoon Network and Viz Media Broadband Joint Venture Proves Successful with Fans,
Attracting More Than 725,000 Unique Visitors Per Week for First Four Weeks
Fans are flocking to Toonami Jetstream to get free on-demand, full-length streaming episodes of their favorite action and anime series. Toonami Jetstream, a joint venture between Cartoon Network and Viz Media, achieved more than 9.5 million video streams since launching on July 14. In the first four weeks since the launch, Toonami Jetstream has attracted an average of more than 725,000 unique visitors per week.
Available at http://ToonamiJetstream.com, the 24/7 broadband service allows users to watch streaming episodes of a number of hit series like NARUTO, Samurai Jack and Megas XLR. In addition, users are also able to watch full-length episodes of series like HIKARU NO GO, MÄR and THE PRINCE OF TENNIS that are not currently offered on U.S. broadcast or basic cable television.

“We are thrilled by the incredible response from our fans who are visiting ToonamiJetstream.com to watch their favorite action and animé programs online,” stated Paul Condolora, senior vice president and general manager, Cartoon Network New Media. “Achieving 9.5 million video streams since our July 14 launch proves that fans are looking to Toonami Jetstream as the online destination of choice for action and animé programming. We will continue to offer a variety of the newest and most exciting animated series for our fans to access at anytime for their viewing pleasure.”

“We knew there was an already large and growing fan base for these series which have been huge in Japan. The initial numbers confirm that we selected a strong offering for the launch,” says John Easum, Executive Vice President, Viz Media. “We look forward to adding even more exciting and popular series to the list in the future.”

Toonami Jetstream, an online extension of Cartoon Network's long-running and successful Toonami action-adventure television franchise, is a free service, supported by advertising that includes both streaming video ads and graphic ads.

Each week, new episodes will be added to the site while previous episodes will also be available for a limited time through the Toonami Jetstream archive. Cartoon Network New Media currently offers another streaming online video service, Adult Swim Fix, which features full-length episode of popular shows like Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Robot Chicken.

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About Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 89 million U.S. homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s ad-supported cable service offering the best in original, acquired and classic animated entertainment for kids and families. Overnight from 11 p.m.-6 a.m. (ET, PT) Sunday-Thursday, Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.

About Viz Media, LLC

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Viz Media, LLC (Viz Media) is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan's largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha, Inc., Shogakukan, Inc., and Shogakukan Production Co, Ltd. (Sho-Pro Japan), Viz Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America and a global licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including, magazines such as SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, videos, DVDs, audio soundtracks and develops and markets animated entertainment from initial production, television placement and distribution, to merchandise licensing and promotions for audiences and consumers of all ages.

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