Anime Network Inks Five SVOD Deals


HOUSTON, July 19, 2005 — Anime Network, the first cable channel in North America dedicated to anime, is pleased to announce five new carriage deals for its subscription video-on-demand service (SVOD).

BendBroadband, Click! Network, Massillon Cable TV, PrairieWave Communications and Sunflower Broadband have signed on to carry the service. These newest affiliates join Cablevision and Cox Communications Inc. in Anime Network's SVOD offerings, increasing the number of providers to 15 that carry the on-demand content throughout the United States and parts of Canada.

With thousands of half-hours of programming already in its library, Anime Network continues to bring out new top titles and classic hits. This summer Anime Network is proud to feature the highly anticipated series Elfen Lied; a story where innocence and evil collide in the mind of one woman with supernatural powers. Also airing this summer for the first time on American television is the classic series Gatchaman and the original Japanese version of the live action hit horror movie Dark Water.

“We are excited to partner with our newest affiliates and to continue providing the best Anime titles to our passionate and loyal fan base,” Anime Network Director of Affiliate Sales and Marketing Kevin McFeeley said in a prepared statement.

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 become one of the top video-on-demand offerings. The network also became available on a 24/7 basis in select U.S. markets beginning July 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

About PrairieWave Communications

With more than 400 employees, PrairieWave Communications is the first company dedicated to building and operating broadband telecommunications networks in small communities. The Company's current networks serve 44 communities in South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa and include three switching centers, an advanced data network operations center, four cable television operations centers, and more than 100,000 network miles of integrated fiber optic, coaxial, and copper network facilities. Over these proprietary networks, the Company offers a full bundle of advanced telephone, video, and data services to community residents and businesses. Further information is available on the Company's website at

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