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04/26/2006 Archived Entry: "Industry news: Toonami Jetstream Announced"
Yesterday VIZ Media and Cartoon Network announced a joint venture called Toonami Jetstream, a broadband service to provide on-demand streaming video of anime series such as Hikaru no Go and Naruto. The free, ad-supported service will launch on July 17.
"Cartoon Network has long been the dominant TV provider of the best anime and action," said Paul Condolora, senior vice president and general manager of Cartoon Network New Media. "And we were the first to stream, in 2001, full-length anime series online. Now, with this joint venture with VIZ Media, we will give our fans the chance to view our top shows on-demand and follow new series that cannot be seen anywhere else. We also believe this will bring new fans to the action/anime genre, create interest in new shows and build the overall popularity of "Toonami” on Cartoon Network."
The series available at launch will be: Naruto, Samurai Jack, Hikaru no Go, MAR, and The Prince of Tennis. Additional series planned for release include Megaman NT Warrior and Zoids Genesis. I'm looking forward to giving this service a try -- maybe it will help me justify my broadband bill.
Posted by Tom Good
The Wapshott Press
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