Anime Network Expands With RCN VOD

The Anime Network, the first all-anime programmer in North America, has extended its agreement with RCN Corp. and will be available to subscribers of RCN’s Impulse on DemandSM VOD beginning Dec. 1 in Manhattan, Boston, Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia, as well as to Pennsylvania markets outside of the original Philadelphia carriage agreement.

The Japanese-style animation outlet will provide RCN with 25 hours of programming for its VOD service, including such popular titles as Final Fantasy: Unlimited, Full Metal Panic, Noir and Saiyuki. Says Anime Network president Kevin Corcoran, "Anime fans are demanding their anime and operators are listening."

Launched in late 2002, the Anime Network is a subsidiary of A.D. Vision, Inc., the parent company to ADV Films and Newtype USA. It is being marketed to cable systems from coast to coast as both a stand-alone 24-hour digital network and as a VOD programming offer. Learn more about the Anime Network at www.theanimenetwork.com.

RCN Corp. provides bundled phone, cable television and high-speed Internet services to the most densely populated markets in the country. The company has more than one million customer connections and operates in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.