Central Park Media Jumps on Video iPod Bandwagon28 Oct, 2005 By: John Latchem
Central Park Media will be the first anime company to provide content for Apple's new video iPod.
The company announced today that the first episode of CPM's upcoming “Armored Trooper VOTOMS” is available for download at www.centralparkmedia.com/ipod. Also available is the trailer for the anime frightfest Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek, and the award-winning Hammerboy. Kakurenbo is scheduled to premiere on a special pre-Halloween midnight broadcast on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, Saturday, Oct. 29.
Episodes from “Descendants of Darkness,” “Revolutionary Girl Utena” and “Shadow Star Narutaru” will be available in the future."Releasing episodes and trailers for the iPod is only natural for Central Park Media,” said Newton Grant, CPM's Director of Business Development. “CPM has always been the pre-eminent innovator in the anime world. We were the first to release anime on CD-ROM, DVD, and PSP downloads, and the first to offer manga and manhwa as Digi-press downloads, so now the iPod is perfectly natural for us."
Central Park Media currently offers downloadable content for the Sony PSP at www.centralparkmedia.com/psp and has entire volumes of manga and manhwa online.
While CPM's iPod video programs are available only at the CPM Web site at this time, the company is negotiating to make its programming available at the Apple iTunes online store.