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S. California Digital TV Station Adds Haruhi Suzumiya

posted on by Egan Loo

United Television Broadcasting (UTB), the Southern California station that describes itself as "the first 24-hour Japanese digital television channel in North America," will officially premiere Kadokawa Pictures' The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya anime series on Saturday. It has been already airing the Eureka Seven, Fantastic Children, The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye, True Tears, sola, D.I.C.E., and Nihongo Dekimasu anime projects. In addition, it airs the following manga-based live-action projects: Bloody Monday, Tomie, MPD Psycho, Gokusen, and Hotaru no Hikari.

UTB officially launched its digital programming on May 1 on the 18.2 digital channel, although it started some programming beforehand. (The Southern California station KSCI had carried the FUNimation Channel on the 18.3 digital channel from 2006 until 2007.) The transition from analog television broadcasts to digital will finish throughout the United States on June 12.

Image © 2006 Nagaru Tanigawa / Noizi Ito / member of SOS

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