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Anime Network Expands Into So. Calif. On Adelphia

Anime Network, the first channel in North America dedicated to anime expands its reach within Southern California when it launches during the latter part of 2004 on Adelphia OnDemand.

Anime Network, now in 55 cities and 11 million homes, delivers cutting-edge Japanese in the forms of martial arts, science fiction, drama, comedy, music videos, from recent to genre classics. Programming to be offered on the Adelphia On Demand service will include CHOBITS, AZUMANGA DAIOH, PEACEMAKER, CHRONO CRUSADE, FULL METAL PANIC!, NOIR, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, BUBBLEGUM CRISIS TOKYO 2040, MEZZO, SAMURAI X, ROBOTECH, GRAVION, KALEIDOSTAR, RAHXEPHON, EXCEL SAGA, BATTLE OF THE PLANETS, FINAL FANTASY: UNLIMITED and AQUARIAN AGE.

"The Anime Network is interesting and unique," said Mariann Belmonte, vp of sales and marketing for Adelphia. "We think that many of our digital customers will become die-hard fans of this terrific network and we are excited to offer it to our digital customers for free." Anime Network will be offered at no additional charge to Adelphia digital cable customers.

As the largest cable provider in Southern California serving more than 1.2 million households, Adelphia (www.adelphiasocal.com) provides a full range of entertainment and communication services including basic and digital cable television, HDTV, OnDemand and high-speed Internet access. Adelphia is committed to professional customer service and community involvement.

The Anime Network, a subsidiary of A.D. Vision Inc. (parent company to ADV Films and Newtype USA), is the first cable channel in North America dedicated to anime. The Anime Network launched in North America in late 2002 with extensive availability initially through digital cable video-on-demand technology. Additional information on Anime Network is available at www.theanimenetwork.com.

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