Anime Network Scores New SVOD Carriage with WideOpenWest

Mar 27th 2007
Network Rollout to Additional Homes in Michigan , Cleveland and Illinois



HOUSTON, TX – March 26, 2007 – Continuing to expand its reach as North America's largest video-on-demand ( VOD ) offering , Anime Network has signed a carriage agreement with WideOpenWest (WOW!) to launch its popular subscription-based video-on-demand (SVOD) service in Michigan, Cleveland and Illinois. America 's #1 Anime Channel is now available to WOW! Digital Cable customers, a move that builds on the network's current total reach of more than 40 million homes.



“We are very pleased at the opportunity to work with WideOpenWest in delivering our programming to new viewers in these markets,” said Kevin McFeeley, the Network's Vice President of Affiliate Sales and New Media. “It is always gratifying to see more and more operators like WOW! realize the tremendous appeal and entertainment value of anime.”



In Q4 2006, Anime Network announced SVOD deals with Insight, RCN and Cogeco Cable, Inc. and linear deals with operators in Puerto Rico , Missouri , Texas , Florida and Wisconsin . Additionally, the network made its first deal on the mobile platform, with special clips available in premium packages for Sprint Mobile subscribers.



“It is a big part of our mission to continuously seek out fresh programming options for our growing young adult consumer base,” said Cathy Kuo, WOW! Senior Vice President of Marketing & Sales. “The Anime Network lineup really exemplifies the level of edgy, cool content they have come to demand.”



WOW! subscribers will have the opportunity to view anime series like the chilling mystery Le Chevalier D'Eon, the action-packed Air Gear, the supernatural Moeyo Ken TV and the wild sci-fi Coyote Ragtime Show as part of the service's launch package.



Anime Network—with over 95% penetration to all VOD -enabled households—continues to grow its distribution through multiple platforms, including VOD , SVOD, 24/7 linear and pay-per-view options.



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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