Anime Network Inks Five New Linear Carriage Deals

Jun 28th 2007
24/7 Channel Launches Include Bresnan, Hawaiian Telecom, BendBroadband, BELD Broadband and Volcano Vision

HOUSTON, TX – June 28, 2007 – Building on its strength as a 24/7 linear offering, Anime Network has announced the completion of five carriage agreements that will add new subscribers from coast to coast. America's #1 Anime Channel has signed linear deals with Bresnan (Midwest), Hawaiian Telecom (Hawaii), BendBroadband (Oregon), BELD Broadband (Massachusetts) and Volcano Vision (California).

Today's news adds up to 200,000 new subscribers to Anime Network's distribution and further validates its strength as a 24/7 linear channel. Anime Network is already the largest VOD offering and one of the most popular SVOD services available today—available to some 31 million VOD-enabled households. The company continues to offer its distribution partners unique content packages on the VOD and linear platforms that speak to the needs of both the consumer and the affiliate multi-system operator (MSO).

Anime Network's 24/7 linear service provides fresh, new programming to fans seeking entertainment they cannot currently find on most channel lineups,” said Kevin McFeeley, the network's Vice President of Affiliate Sales and New Media. “While we program the 24/7 linear channel for mass appeal, we offer our newest and edgiest content on the VOD platform, which allows us to meet the expectations of all our fans—new and loyal alike.”

Anime Network's current linear launch schedule for each MSO is as follows:

Bresnan – Now available on a system-by-system basis.
Hawaiian Telecom – In test starting July 1 in Honolulu on Channel 171.
BendBroadband – Now available on Channel 156 in Oregon
BELD Broadband – Now available on Channel 620 in Braintree, Massachusetts
Volcano Vision – Available July 1 on Channel 171 in California.

About Anime Network
Anime Network, a subsidiary of A.D. Vision, Inc. (parent company to ADV Films and Newtype USA), is America's #1 Anime Channel, reaching more than 41 million households with thousands of hours of exciting, eye-catching serialized programming. Launched in North America in late 2002, Anime Network is the nation's top video-on-demand (VOD) offering, and is also available as a 24/7 linear channel in several U.S. markets. The network continues to broaden its national roster of multi-system operator (MSO) agreements, bringing the elusive 18–34, tech-savvy male demographic back to television and driving demand for additional digital services offered by MSOs. For more information, visit www.theanimenetwork.com.

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