New TV Channels Showing Anime

posted on 2002-09-24 20:23 EDT
In the United States "Black Belt TV" will include martial arts Anime as a part of its line-up, while in the UK "CNX" will also air Anime.

Last week Blackbelt TV was first announced as a TV station a new cable channel devoted entirely to martial arts programming and animé, for the 18-34 year-old male. This week in the UK, Turner Broadcasting Europe announced that it is launching CNX, a satellite TV station targetting 16-34 year old males. CNX will also feature Anime amongst its programming.

No mention of Anime is immediately visible on the Blackbelt TV website, but oneline mewdia news websites Electronic Media Online and C21 Media state that Anime is a part of the stations 15000 hour library of shows, along side Martial Arts classics and ring fights.

Blackbelt TV is being launched by the Producers of Mortal Kombat, backed by Threshold Entertainment, Fusient Media Ventures and Sirius Investment Corporation.

Over in the UK, Turner Broadcasting Europe will be launching it's first new UK tv channel on October 14th. According to the press release: CNX will offer a mix of movies, live action and animated programming. "CNX is a pure entertainment play for the adult male audience," says Channel Manager, Richard Kilgarriff. "With a strong backbone of quality action, adventure and animé, CNX will stand out on the EPG, taking viewers to a new place that's slightly out of reach but totally theirs on TV."

Turner Broadcasting operates Cartoon Network, Boormerang, CNN and is a subsidiary of AOL Time Warner.

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