Verizon Launches Anime Network on FiOS TV VOD


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For Immediate Release

[size=4]Verizon Launches Anime Network on FiOS TV VOD[/size]

Popular Anime Channel Now Available on Demand to FiOS TV Customers

NEW YORK — 12-14-2010 — Verizon’s FiOS TV customers now have on-demand access to the cultural phenomenon of Japanese animation known as “anime,” with the launch of the Anime Network on FiOS TV Video on Demand. Now available to all FiOS TV subscribers, the Anime Network offers at least 45 hours of original programming every month, with new content added every week. Anime Network is available on demand to FiOS TV customers for $6.99 a month.

“We always look for niche programming that will appeal to our FiOS TV customers, and the addition of the Anime Network will certainly help expand our VOD lineup,” said Terry Denson, vice president of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon. “With one of the largest VOD offerings in the industry, Verizon’s FiOS TV customers have access to a variety of programming available at their fingertips.”

Stacy Dodson, vice president of the Anime Network, said, “Anime Network is thrilled to bring our special brand of entertainment to the Verizon FiOS TV experience, giving our fans a chance to catch their favorite Anime Network shows on demand. With the addition of FiOS TV, we are now available to over 43 million VOD-enabled households, and we look forward to working with Verizon in reaching even more viewers as part of their cutting-edge service.”

Anime Network offers a variety of hit shows on demand, such as “High School of the Dead,” “Samurai Girls,” “Xam’d,” “Canaan,” “Blue Drop,” “E’s Otherwise,” “Kino’s Journey,” “Glass Mask,” “Maria Holic” and “Legends of the Dark King.”

Anime Network joins FiOS TV’s extensive VOD service, which offers 18,000 monthly titles including 3,300 in high definition. FiOS TV also offers a broad collection of programming that includes more than 520 all-digital channels with up to 140 HD channels, as well as next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social networking, news and entertainment widgets; DVR management via broadband or select cell phones; and more.

For the latest news, updates and information about FiOS TV, visit www.verizon.com/newscenter and www.verizon.com/athomeblog.

**ABOUT ANIME NETWORK **
Anime Network is the leading broadcast and digital distributor of Japanese animation and Asian cinema in North America. Headquartered in Houston, TX, Anime Network was founded in 2002 and launched as one of the first VOD networks on most major cable providers. Anime Network’s mission is to bring the best in anime programming to everyone in North America. In addition to our VOD network, consumers can access our Video website. The dynamic website, featuring an ever growing anime community, includes a subscription service that mirrors the VOD network and allows viewers to catch up on episodes they may have missed on broadcast.

www.theanimenetwork.com


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This makes me happy. I like being able to come here and watch shows, but i really like to watch on TV sometimes. So glad i have Fios now. :stuck_out_tongue:


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I think that it’s great that the Anime Network is available on FIOS VOD. I became a subscriber as soon as I saw that it was available. HOWEVER, once I got into the categories of Anime being offered, I noticed that the “Cutting Edge” category of Anime offerings was not in the line up. This used to be there when I had this service on Comcast. This category includes some of my favorite Anime and I was VERY disappointed that it was not there and am now borderline on even keeping the subscription. Can someone tell me why this is? I figured because of the adult content maybe? We have parental controls for that. Can I get some insight on this from someone?

:frowning:


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mijoh wrote:

[quote]I think that it’s great that the Anime Network is available on FIOS VOD. I became a subscriber as soon as I saw that it was available. HOWEVER, once I got into the categories of Anime being offered, I noticed that the “Cutting Edge” category of Anime offerings was not in the line up. This used to be there when I had this service on Comcast. This category includes some of my favorite Anime and I was VERY disappointed that it was not there and am now borderline on even keeping the subscription. Can someone tell me why this is? I figured because of the adult content maybe? We have parental controls for that. Can I get some insight on this from someone?

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I’m sorry, I don’t know anything about Verizon, but I’ll see if I can round someone up that does.


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I hope that this is something that can be fixed. Please let me know as soon as you find out anything.


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Ok, I have done a little digging around.

The Anime Network is a Pay Channel on Verizon FiOS, not a free channel. It’s just like HBO or Showtime, I found it on the FiOs TV page listed as a ‘Premium Package’.

I don’t know if that means it has its own channel or not, since I’m not able to access a guide, but I think you should call your provider and ask them where it’s located. That seems to me to be the fastest way for you to find out where it’s located on your channel listings.


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Dude,

You are not understanding what I am saying. I KNOW that the Anime network is a pay subscription, after all I DID order it and am able to access it just fine. My issue is that there is content missing.

Normally, the Amime Network breaks up the VOD offerings into these categories:

Action
Girl Power
Super Happy Fun Time
The Cutting Edge

Each of these categories contain Anime that matches the genre. The issue I am talking about here is that in the FIOS Anime Network subscription, the Cutting Edge category and all of the anime that goes there is NOT present as part of the offering. The Cutting Edge contains all of the more violent, graphic, and intricately plotted anime offerings that got me into anime in the first place. I had this when I was using The Anime Network on Comcast and I loved the offerings under that category. I’m just trying to find out why it is not present on Verizon FIOS.


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Cutting edge is a section on Comcast for Shows that are cutting edge like Anime shows in general , Adult Swim , or SYFY stuff. It’s not a category. It’s like the Kids section or the Free Movie section.


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I think the four categories for The Anime Network were:

Action Zone
Girl Power
Giant Robot
Super Happy Funtime

But they just got rid of the Giant Robot one and lumped them in with the Action Zone.

There is a http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Whats-On/Anime-Network-Video-on-Demand/Verizon-FiOS for Verizon FiOS, but I see that someone hasn’t updated it for January - I just sent an email off to them.

As soon as it’s updated, you can look and see if you’re missing any content.

If you ARE missing any content, please go to http://www.theanimenetwork.com/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,65/catid,5/func,view/id,72244/ and leave me all the information I need so that I can help you out.

I hope to have that January content up as soon as possible.

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

(By the way, I’m not a dude.)


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