Free Anime Videos Now Online7 Jul, 2008 By: Chris Tribbey
Advertising-supported anime is now being streamed at AnimeNewsNetwork.com (ANN), the leading source for North American anime news.
Content delivery company EdgeCast Networks is delivering the free videos, which is launching initially with hundreds of anime trailers, and news and interviews from ANN.
“I couldn't be happier with the level of service we've received from EdgeCast Networks,” said Justin Sevakis, director of new media for AnimeNewsNetwork.com. “This service would not be possible if it weren't for the reliable delivery and support for the newest technologies that EdgeCast provides.”
ANN generates nearly 20 million page views every month and draws 2.3 million unique visitors every month. Thanks to EdgeCast's platform, the service minimizes piracy or illegal copies.
“Many of our prospects and customers have legitimate concerns about streaming license-protected media globally, due to perceived risks about piracy or other types of misuse,” said EdgeCast Networks president James Segil. “But our robust security features give content owners and distributors full control over who sees what and when, eliminating the chances of licensing violations that threaten the integrity of the service.”