Cable Operators

Anime Signs First Linear Network-Carriage Deal

5/03/2004 4:10 AM Eastern

Anime Network announced Sunday that it will launch on Insight Communications Co. Inc. as a 24-hour digital channel beginning in June.

The deal represents the first linear-channel-distribution deal for the video-on-demand service, executives said. Some operators carry the service on a VOD basis.

“With this agreement, we have achieved a major milestone on behalf of Anime Network, and we are proud of our standing as the only independent ever launched from a VOD start,” Anime president Kevin Corcoran said in a prepared statement.

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