Anime Network Inks Threee New SVOD Carriage Deals

Oct 9th 2006
ANIME NETWORK INKS THREE NEW SVOD CARRIAGE DEALS



Groundbreaking Network to Launch on Insight, RCN and Cogeco



HOUSTON, TX – October 9, 2006 – Reaffirming its position as the largest video-on-demand (VOD) offering in North America now available through 18 of the top 25 MSOs, Anime Network has announced three new carriage deals for its popular subscription-based video-on-demand (SVOD) service. America's #1 Anime Channel is set for SVOD launches throughout the Insight Communications and RCN systems, as well as Cogeco Cable Inc.'s Ontario systems in the coming weeks.



“We are delighted that more and more operators recognize the growing appeal and connection of Anime Network programming to their most sought-after consumer demographics,” said Kevin McFeeley, the Network's Vice President of Affiliate Sales and New Media. “We look forward to working with each of these three new partners in reaching and entertaining the communities they serve.”



“We believe VOD is a great platform for providing specialized programming to targeted audiences,” said Melani Griffith, vice president of programming at Insight. “Anime has a very passionate following and is exactly the kind of on demand content we believe will be successful and will attract new viewers.”



Anime Network's current SVOD launch schedule for each MSO is as follows:



* Insight Communications – September kick-off of three-stage system rollout
* RCN – October system-wide launch
* Cogeco Cable Inc. – November Ontario systems launch



While Anime Network has quickly become the largest VOD offering and one of the most popular SVOD services available today—with over 95% penetration to all VOD-enabled households—the network is also available as a 24/7 linear channel through several service providers.



About Anime Network

Anime Network, a subsidiary of A.D. Vision, Inc. (parent company to ADV Films and Newtype USA), is America's #1 Anime Channel, reaching more than 40 million households with thousands of hours of exciting, eye-catching serialized programming. Launched in North America in late 2002, Anime Network is the nation's top video-on-demand (VOD) offering, and is also available as a 24/7 linear channel in several U.S. markets. The network continues to broaden its national roster of multi-system operator (MSO) agreements, bringing the elusive 18–34, tech-savvy male demographic back to television and driving demand for additional digital services offered by MSOs. For more information, visit www.theanimenetwork.com.

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