Toonami Jetstream Adds Content8 Aug, 2007 By: Chris Tribbey
More than 115 million video segments have been streamed on Toonami Jetstream, Cartoon Network's online extension of its anime and animated action-adventure programming block, according to Cartoon Network and content provider Viz Media.
And more than 1.7 million unique visitors are hitting the site each month, the companies report.
Cartoon Network and Viz are marking the first-year success of the site by doubling the number of programs offered, adding such titles as “Star Wars: Clone Wars,” “Dragon Ball” and “MegaMan Star Force.”
Four more anime programs are in the pipeline. “One Piece” (Aug. 13), “Dragon Ball Z” (Sept. 10), “Zoids Genesis” (TBD), and “Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo” (Nov. 5) will all be made available to PC owners (the site does not support Mac users).
“TV lovers are increasingly viewing the Internet as an integral part of their entertainment experience and young animation fans are no exception,” said Paul Condolora, SVP and GM of Cartoon Network New Media. “We're proud to celebrate the first anniversary of the site with a new lineup of popular action and animation shows.”
“Toonami Jetstream [enables] even more consumer discovery and popularity of the anime genre,” said Daniel Marks, SVP of Viz Media.