ANIME NETWORK PLANTED IN SUNFLOWER STATE
24/7 Linear Channel Launches with Kansas MSOs, Sunflower Broadband and Eagle Communications
CTAM, Washington, DC – July 24, 2007 – Houston-based Anime Network has secured linear carriage in the state of Kansas with Sunflower Broadband and Eagle Communications, deals that continue to solidify the network’s position as the leading 24/7 linear anime service for cable operators. Anime Network will soon be available in Lawrence, Hays, and Minneapolis, Kansas, just in time for the new semester to begin at universities across the state.
Today’s news—which adds three new markets to Anime Network’s linear distribution— illustrates another successful transition for the channel from VOD-only carriage into a growing 24/7 linear offering. Anime Network is already the most widely distributed SVOD service available today—with over 95% penetration to all VOD-enabled households. The company has prided itself in offering MSOs an array of content packages that speak to the needs of the consumer.
“Anime Network is extremely popular among the 16-to-34-year-old demographic, and we are thrilled to launch our 24/7 linear service to both loyal fans and new audiences served by Sunflower Broadband and Eagle Communications,” said Kevin McFeeley, the Network’s Vice President of Affiliate Sales and New Media
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.