Anime Network, the nation’s first cable channel dedicated to anime, today announced that it is offering new anime movies and series as part of Comcast’s ON DEMAND video-on-demand (VOD) service. These programs, available for $3.99 each, include selected titles that will be available on VOD concurrent with their home video release.
The new programming, totaling six hours each month, is in addition to four hours of monthly Anime Network shows that will continue to be available at no additional charge as part of Comcast’s ON DEMAND service. Programs will be updated regularly so fans can always enjoy new selections from their favorite genre.
‘The anime audience is big and getting bigger all the time,’ said Anime Network president John Ledford. ‘Our demographics are extremely elastic, and we’re particularly strong with 18-34 year olds, who are driving the growth of interactive TV. We’re very happy to be teamed up with an industry leader like Comcast, which has brought video on demand to more homes than any other cable provider.’
Added Page Thompson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Video Products for Comcast, ‘Anime has a very loyal following, and is tailor-made for viewing in an on-demand environment. We’re pleased to be able to offer fans more of what they want to watch, when they want to watch it.’
Anime Network is now available in over 95% of all digitally-enabled homes in the United States and a number of systems in Canada.