Anime Network Goes Online19 Dec, 2007 By: Chris Tribbey
Anime Network, the broadcasting arm of ADV Films, has launched a new broadband Internet service.
The ad-based site, www.theanimenetworkonline.com, will feature 20 episodes of both classic and new anime, including anime that hasn't found its way to DVD yet. The site's lineup will rotate new episodes in every Thursday and is free to the public. ADV reports that more than 60,000 episodes were streamed during the beta trial of the site in November.
“We know there's a demand for fresh, unreleased anime on the Internet,” said ADV president and CEO John Ledford. “Through Anime Network's ‘First Look' broadcasts, we can engage fans in a lawful way and at the same time build the audience for our DVD releases. Everybody wins.”