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Anime Network Selects iN Demand to Handle VOD Transport

Anime Network has concluded a deal with iN DEMAND to handle all transport of its popular service to its subscriber universe beginning on May 24.

Press release from Anime Network:

New York, NY -- Anime Network

has concluded a deal with iN DEMAND to handle all transport of its popular service to its subscriber universe beginning on May 24, 2012, it was announced by Bob Benya, President & CEO, iN DEMAND and Stacy Dodson, Executive Vice President, Anime Network. Anime Network joins the more than 40 programmers who currently use iN DEMAND to deliver their On Demand content to homes across North America.

"We're thrilled to partner with iN DEMAND to transport our programming throughout North America. We have the utmost confidence in their comprehensive technical expertise, bandwidth capacity and outstanding customer service in delivering content to our affiliates," said Anime Network's Ms. Dodson.

Anime Network reaches over 45 million North American homes through Subscription and Free On Demand. Catering to its highly desirable 15-30 male demographic, Anime Network provides a variety of content packages such as Comedy, Action and Sci-Fi, with new content refreshed each week. Popular titles include Angel Beats, Book of Bantorra, Broken Blade, Clannad, Elfen Lied and High School of the Dead.

"Anime Network holds a unique place among all television services because of its distinctive content and passionate following across a huge fan base," said Mr. Benya of iN DEMAND. "We are thrilled that Anime Network has chosen our state-of-the-art transport infrastructure to deliver their popular product to millions of followers."

iN DEMAND, which is well known throughout the industry as a pioneer and top distributor of Pay-Per-View (PPV), transactional VOD content, is also one of the leading companies transporting content to cable systems on behalf of linear networks and VOD services. It began its transport business a decade ago. iN DEMAND now transports On Demand programming directly to affiliates for such services as Music Choice, Ski Channel, Bollywood On Demand, New Frontier and other prominent content providers. In addition, through a collaboration with the Comcast Media Center (CMC) in Denver, iN DEMAND delivers VOD content for many network groups and channels including AMC Networks, FOX, MLB Network, Scripps, TV Guide Network and many other programmers.

iN DEMAND currently distributes its portfolio of products to 57 million digital cable and telco households across North America and the Caribbean. With a quarter-century track record, its technical infrastructure and expert staff flawlessly delivers an annual payload of more than 70,000 hours of content, plus over 10,000 promotional pieces. It boasts superior customer service and technical reliability for both transactional and free on demand delivery. iN DEMAND has recently completed a bandwidth expansion, doubling its transport capacity in 2011.