Cartoon Network is celebrating the first anniversary of Toonami Jetstream, the broadband extension of its action-adventure TV franchise, with a slate of new programs including the Emmy-winning Star Wars: Clone Wars, as well as Dragon Ball and MegaMan Star Force. A co-venture between Cartoon Network and VIZ Media, the site has streamed more than 115 million video segments and attracted an average of 1.7 million unique visitors each month.
Star Wars: Clone Wars began streaming on June 25 and Dragon Ball and MegaMan Star Force both followed in July. Upcoming new offerings include One Piece (August 13), Dragon Ball Z (Sept. 10), Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (Nov. 5) and Zoids Genesis (TBA).
‘TV lovers are increasingly viewing the Internet as an integral part of their entertainment experience, and young animation fans are no exception,’ says Paul Condolora, senior VP and general manager of Cartoon Network New Media. ‘We’re proud to celebrate the first anniversary of the site with a new lineup of popular action and animation shows that will surely please our viewers.”
Toonami Jetstream currently allows visitors to watch streaming episodes of such hit series as Naruto, Zatch Bell! and Pok’mon. In addition, the site offers 24/7 access to full-length episodes of the international hit series Hikaru No Go, which is not currently offered on U.S. broadcast or basic cable television. Fan response to M’r and The Prince Of Tennis, which debuted exclusively in the U.S. on ToonamiJetstream.com, propelled the two shows to regular slots in Cartoon Network’s Saturday prime time block, Toonami.