Anime Network VOD Expands into Austin

Nov 11th 2004
ANIME NETWORK EXPANDS INTO AUSTIN VIA TIME WARNER CABLE'S ON DEMAND SERVICE


Austin, TX – November 11, 2004 — Anime Network, the first channel in North America dedicated to anime, and one of the top performing video on demand (VOD) networks, continues its nationwide expansion, launching in Austin, TX on Time Warner Cable's Video On Demand interactive platform. Anime Network On Demand is free to all Time Warner Cable-Austin Digital subscribers and can be viewed on channel 1214.

With a dedicated and loyal fan base, which includes the elusive 18-34 year-old male viewer, Japanese style animation, or anime, is among the hottest genres in the entertainment world today. Anime Network delivers cutting-edge anime, from the newest releases to the classics of the genre. Young adult viewers can find non-stop action, martial arts, science fiction, drama, comedy, Japanese pop and rock music videos, youth culture and more in a visually compelling programming environment. Anime Network programming is offered as Anime on Demand on the Time Warner Digital service and will include such fan favorites as “Chobits,” “Azumanga Daioh,” “Peacemaker,” “Chrono Crusade,” “Full Metal Panic!,” “Noir,” “Neon Genesis Evangelion,” “Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040,” “Mezzo,” “Samurai X,” “Robotech,” “Gravion,” “Kaleidostar,” “RahXephon,” “Battle of the Planets,” “Final Fantasy: Unlimited” and “Aquarian Age.”

“Austin has a thriving anime fan base, including a popular club at University of Texas, so we are thrilled to be working with Time Warner to deliver the best that anime has to offer,” explains Kevin Corcoran, president of Anime Network. “We are also looking forward to introducing this pop culture phenomenon to a whole new audience.”

About Anime Network
Anime Network, a subsidiary of A.D. Vision, Inc. (parent company to ADV Films and Newtype USA), is the first cable channel in North America dedicated to anime, with access to thousands of hours of exciting, eye-catching serialized programming. Anime Network launched in North America in late 2002 with extensive availability initially through digital cable video-on-demand technology and has quickly become one of the top performing video-on-demand networks in the U.S. The network also became available on a 24/7 basis in select U.S. markets beginning Summer 2004 and continues broadening its initial roster of multi-system operator agreements to provide its programming nationwide, helping to bring the elusive 18-34, tech-savvy male demographic back to television and drive demand for additional digital services offered by MSOs. Additional information on Anime Network is available at www.theanimenetwork.com.


About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable owns and manages cable systems serving 10.9 million subscribers in 27 states, which include some of the most technologically advanced, best-clustered cable systems in the country with more than 75% of the Company's customers in systems of 300,000 subscribers or more. Utilizing a fully upgraded advanced cable network and a steadfast commitment to providing consumers with choice, value and world-class customer service, Time Warner Cable is an industry leader in delivering advanced products and services such as video on demand, high definition television, high-speed data, wireless home networking and digital video recorders. Time Warner Cable is a subsidiary of Time Warner Inc.

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