The Anime Network, the first cabler in North America devoted entirely to Japanese-style animation, has been rolling out in select markets over the past year as a Video-On-Demand (VOD) service. Now multisystem cable operator Insight Communications has entered into an agreement to distribute the network on its digital tier 24 hour a day, seven days a week.
Feature films and television series featured on the Anime Network include Noir, Spriggan, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040, Tekken, Golden Boy, Ninja Resurrection, Samurai X: The Motion Picture, Comic Party, Gravion, Kaleidostar, Orphen, Final Fantasy, Chobits, BoogiePop Phantom, Peacemaker and Chrono Crusade.
Insight Communications is the ninth largest cable operator in the U.S., serving approximately 1.4 million customers in the four contiguous states of Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.
The Anime Network, a subsidiary of A.D. Vision, Inc. (parent company to ADV Films and Newtype USA), launched in North America in late 2002. For more information, visit www.theanimenetwork.com.