Propeller TV Audiences Demand More Anime Network

Sep 12th 2007
Sky Channel Programming Block Expanded with New Content from America?s #1 Anime Channel

Houston, TX - September 12, 2007 - Hot on the heels of its successful debut on Propeller TV, Anime Network?s UK programming block has been expanded. The edgy, two-hour injection of anime is now airing nightly on SKY Channel 195 between 8:00-10:00pm, with brand new content shown on weekends. Today?s announcement is the result of positive viewer feedback to the block launched in early June.

"We received a tremendous response to The Anime Network block during its 13-week debut," said Andrew McKinnon, Propeller TV Commercial Director. "This is clearly content our viewers are demanding, so we?re happy to give them what they want."

Added John Ledford, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of A.D. Vision, Anime Network?s parent company: "Since Anime Network launched in the U.S. nearly five years ago, we have been overwhelmed by the sheer passion of the channel?s loyal fan base. To see this same energy coming out of the UK is extremely gratifying, and we look forward to continuing with Propeller TV to serve these viewers."

Presented by Sci-Fi Guy extraordinaire Stuart Claw (T4) and manga maven Emma Vieceli (SelfMadeHero?s Manga Shakespeare, Sweatdrop UK Manga Studios), Propeller TV?s Anime Network block is filled with comedy, action, adventure, science fiction and horror. The exciting lineup, which will continue to air such animated favorites as Coyote Ragtime Show, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Guyver: The Bio-Boosted Armour and Elfen Lied on weeknights, will now feature new themed programming blocks on weekends:

Saturday - Shoujo (Girl) Power
Azumanga Daioh - A comedy chronicling the everyday trials and triumphs of six high school girls... from obsessions and self-confidence to aggravation and jealousy.
Paniponi Dash - A humorous, off-beat look at Japanese and American pop culture through multiple parodies in the story of students dealing with their first year of high school.
This Ugly Yet Beautiful World - Sci-fi meets romantic comedy in this series about two high school boys struggling against teenage angst in the midst of a mysterious girl and alien monsters.
Kurau: Phantom Memory - A captivating sci-fi thriller about a female mercenary, master swordswoman and martial artist whose power is only eclipsed by the secret she holds...a secret that could destroy her.
Sunday - Shonen Night
Jinki:Extend - An action series revolving around two girls who pilot giant humanoid robots and the manipulation behind the scenes that draws them inexorably together in a final battle.
Neon Genesis Evangelion - The drama continues in this famed mecha series revolving around the struggles of a paramilitary organization to prevent the city of Tokyo-3 from being destroyed by monstrous beings.
Guyver: The Bioboosted Armour - The pulse-pounding continuation of this sci-fi anime legend in which a world is controlled by a sinister brotherhood that hides its fangs behind masks of humanity.
Innocent Venus - A post-apocalyptic sci-fi series chronicling the battles between elite and lower class factions in a world that has been devastated by simultaneous hyper-hurricanes.
For more information on Propeller TV?s Anime Network block, please visit: www.animenetwork.co.uk.

About propeller
Broadcast from Yorkshire, propeller (Channel 195 on SKY) is the first digital satellite television channel in Europe to screen 100% new and original programming. Since its launch in February 2006, propeller's programming has become widely regarded as among the most creative on the Sky platform showcasing raw, edgy and challenging television. An initial £5.2million of national and regional investment from Yorkshire Forward, the Learning & Skills Council and the Higher Education Funding Council has secured Phase 1 of the channel's growth to 2009. Further strategic guidance and support from Skillset, the sector skills council for the audio-visual industry in the UK, has seen the channel take the leading role in showcasing the quality work of new and emerging film talent. Propeller TV is a not-for-profit organisation that reinvests any income it generates back into schemes that support new talent and is under the scrutiny of the UK Film Council and Skillset in this role.
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 41 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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