ANIME NETWORK TO MAKE JANUARY 2008 LAUNCH ON MEDIACOM
SVOD Carriage Agreement Brings Net’s Total VOD Distribution to More than 33 Million Households
Houston, TX – January 16, 2008 – Anime Network today announced its carriage deal with Mediacom. Under the terms of the agreement, America’s #1 Anime Channel will be available to Mediacom customers in January 2008 as a subscription based video-on-demand (SVOD) service. Viewers will find some of the network’s hottest new series, including Project Blue SOS, Kanon, Magikano, 5 Centimeters per Second, Welcome to the NHK and Moonlight Mile, along with classic fan-favorites like Cromartie High School and Nurse Witch Komugi.
Anime Network’s carriage with Mediacom now brings the network’s total VOD distribution to more than 33 million households, with over 95% penetration in North America.
“Anime Network’s subscription video-on-demand service has proven to be a successful business model for our affiliates, and we are pleased to include Mediacom to our growing list of MSO partners,” said Kevin McFeeley, the company’s Vice President, Affiliate Sales & New Media.
About Mediacom Communications Corporation
Mediacom Communications is the nation’s 8th largest cable television company and one of the leading cable operators focused on serving the smaller cities and towns in the United States. Mediacom Communications offers a wide array of broadband products and services, including traditional video services, digital television, video-on-demand, digital video recorders, high-definition television, high-speed Internet access and phone service. More information about Mediacom Communications can be accessed on the Internet at: www.mediacomcc.com.
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 42 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. 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.