Anime Broadcast Service

posted on 2002-05-25 03:09 EDT
"iBlast" to include Anime amongst the services it will offer

According to this Reuters article on ZDnet, a company called iBlast will eventually be broadcasting Anime content to computers.

Backed by major U.S. television station owners iBlast will first launch its service in Los Angeles on July 25th. The company will broadcast content via currently unused digital television bandwidth at an impressive rate of 19 megabits a second (almost 3 times as fast as the fastest cable modem service). Special hardware will be required for computers to receive the content, including a digital television antenna and a receiver, which will be available as an internal PC device or an external USB attachment. The hardware will cost between $99 and $199, while the monthly service will cost between $5.99 and 9.99

Initially the service will only be available in the LA area and the only specified content that it will include at startup will be video games. However the service will expand to other US cities and teh content will expand to include Anime amongst other things. At this time details from the company are still sketchy.

When ANN contacted the iBlast we were informed that, for the moment, the company was not making public any more information other than what is in the Reuters article.

Thank you to Ryan of Anime Nebula for the first heads up on this item.

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