Anime Network is set to launch on Time Warner Cable’s iControl interactive platform for video on demand service in select major markets. The roll-out will begin in November. Anime Network President Kevin Corcoran made the announcement.
In addition to its new arrangement with Time Warner Cable, Anime Network has carriage agreements in place with RCN in greater Philadelphia and Comcast OnDemand in Philadelphia, New Jersey, Baltimore and the Boston area. It’s also available on Cablevision’s $6.95 per month subscription VOD Interactive Optimum service in the New York metropolitan area, and will hit iN DEMAND’s 24-hour High-Definition channels INHD and INHD2 this fall.
The first cable channel in North America dedicated to Japanese animation, The Anime Network is a subsidiary of A.D. Vision, Inc. (parent company to ADV Films and Newtype USA) is (Japanese animation). The outlet launched in 2002 and offers science fiction, action, drama, martial arts and horror fare such as Full Metal Panic, Saiyuki, Final Fantasy: Unlimited and Noir.