|GENEON ENTERTAINMENT OFFERS A SELECTION OF POPULAR TITLES FOR FANS WHEREVER AND WHENEVER
Top North American Anime Supplier Expands Distribution – Content On Television with the fuse network, ImaginAsian TV (iaTV), G4 Tech TV Canada and Over The Internet Via Akimbo, Azureus and Xbox LIVE Marketplace
|LONG BEACH, Calif. — Feeding fans demand for its popular anime programming on television and via the Internet, Geneon Entertainment has recently entered into strategic agreements with television networks fuse, ImaginAsian TV (iaTV), and G4 Tech TV Canada, as well as digital content distributors Akimbo, Azureus and Xbox LIVE Marketplace. With these partners in place, loyal fans of the genre now enjoy unprecedented access to content and options to view it via the Internet, cable, or on DVDs.
“Anime fans are hungry for content and are eager to embrace new ways to access anime more readily,” said Marc Harrington, Vice President of Business Development at Geneon Entertainment. “Partnering with reputable companies in new places is the perfect way for Geneon to reach it’s fan-base.”
While the digital download aspect represents a new delivery method for Geneon’s anime products, television is no stranger to the company’s programming slate. The fuse network, ImaginAsian TV (iaTV), and G4 Tech TV Canada, extend the broadcast relationships beyond those Geneon Entertainment enjoys with The Cartoon Network, Starz, among others.
The Geneon series to be broadcast by the networks and available for digital distribution at launch include Akira (exclusive to Xbox LIVE Marketplace), Ayakashi (Samurai Horror Tales), Gankutsuou (The Count of Monte Cristo), Gun Sword, Last Exile as well as Lupin the 3rd. Following are brief plot outlines of the series:
· Akira- available exclusively on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace, consumers can also view Akira in High Definition with Surround Sound for the first time ever in North America. Akira’s post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo explodes in a violent combination of motorcycle gangs, psychic power, and political corruption.
Users of the digital distribution providers will be able to download content to their computers or game console and enjoy the episodes in full quality resolution through the distributor’s media player.
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