Network Rollout to Additional Homes in Michigan, Cleveland and Illinois
HOUSTON, TX â€“ March 26, 2007 â€“ Continuing to expand its reach as North America's largest video-on-demand (VOD) offering, Anime Network has signed a carriage agreement with WideOpenWest (WOW!) to launch its popular subscription-based video-on-demand (SVOD) service in Michigan, Cleveland and Illinois. America's #1 Anime Channel is now available to WOW! Digital Cable customers, a move that builds on the network's current total reach of more than 40 million homes.
"We are very pleased at the opportunity to work with WideOpenWest in delivering our programming to new viewers in these markets," said Kevin McFeeley, the Network's Vice President of Affiliate Sales and New Media. "It is always gratifying to see more and more operators like WOW! realize the tremendous appeal and entertainment value of anime."
In Q4 2006, Anime Network announced SVOD deals with Insight, RCN and Cogeco Cable, Inc. and linear deals with operators in Puerto Rico, Missouri, Texas, Florida and Wisconsin. Additionally, the network made its first deal on the mobile platform, with special clips available in premium packages for Sprint Mobile subscribers.