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Anime Network Strikes Carriage Deal with Mediacom

by on January 17, 2008
Anime Network has signed a carriage agreement with Mediacom, making the channel available on Mediacom’s subscription based video-on-demand (SVOD) service. The deal raises Anime Network’s access to more than 33 million households. [Source: Anime Network] Read the full press release

PR: Anime Network Strikes Deal with Mediacom

by on January 17, 2008
Anime Network today announced its carriage deal with Mediacom. Under the terms of the agreement, America’s #1 Anime Channel will be available to Mediacom customers in January 2008 as a subscription based video-on-demand (SVOD) service. Viewers will find some of the network’s hottest new series, including Project Blue SOS, Kanon, Magikano, 5 Centimeters per Second, […]

*Vroom Vroom* "Ergo Proxy Vol. 5" Cuts Down Some Plot Trees

by Weathermanon January 16, 2008
When we last left our crew of wanderers, they had just begun the trip back to Mosk, Vincent’s home town, to try to find some answers. And as Volume 5 of Ergo Proxy starts up, the answers begin to fly fast and furious. We meet some new characters, find out some important details about Vincent, […]

"Justice League: The New Frontier" HD DVD Date Pushed Back; Final Specs Released

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2008
The High-Def Digest website is reporting final specs for the Justice League: The New Frontier direct-to-video animated movie on DVD, HD DVD, and Blu-ray disc. All 3 versions of the movie will include a set of common special features, including two audio commentary tracks, three documentaries, and three bonus episodes of Justice League Unlimited (including […]

Teletoon Announces February Highlights

by on January 16, 2008
Teletoon’s Spin Cycle will run special love-themed episodes of Wayside, Carl2, Totally Spies!, and 6TEEN during Valentine’s Day week, the network says. In addition, the channel’s The Detour will air romance-themed episodes of Futurama and Bromwell High on Valentine’s Day itself. Teletoon also announced three movies for its “Teletoon Presents” in February. February 2 will […]

February 2008 Programming Highlights

by on January 16, 2008
THIS MONTH LOVE IS IN THE AIR ON TELETOON WHILE THE DETOUR FINDS THE FORCE WITH ROBOT CHICKEN There is more than just romance going on this February on TELETOON as Spin Cycle brings back-to-back episodes of top TELETOON shows throughout the month as well as some slushy Valentine specials to television screens the week […]

"Persepolis" Snubbed for Best Foreign Language Oscar Shortlist

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2008
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has issued the shortlist of nine films eligible for “Best Foreign Language Film.” Notable for its absence is Persepolis, the animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel memoir that was a heavy favorite in early Oscar race speculation. The movie is still eligible for a nomination in […]

NY Times on Promoting the New "George of the Jungle" Cartoon

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2008
The New York Times has taken a look at the new methods Cartoon Network exploited to promote the new George of the Jungle cartoon (free registration required), including on-line promotions and games, a DVD release of the original George of the Jungle cartoons, and a promotion with the Applebee’s restaurant chain, all in addition to […]

Macworld Brings iTunes Digital Copy and iTunes Movie Rentals

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2008
At yesterday’s Macworld Expo keynote address, Apple CEO Steve Jobs and 20th Century Fox CEO Jim Gianopulos jointly announced the iTunes Digital Copy feature, where DVDs will include a digital copy ready for viewing on home computers or portable video players like Apple’s video-enabled iPods. The first DVD that will have an iTunes digital copy […]

Family Guy’s "Blue Harvest": Silly Star Wars

by SB20xxon January 16, 2008
I’ll admit: I went into the Family Guy episode “Blue Harvest” with low expectations. Star Wars has been spoofed to death, Family Guy has been hit-or-miss since its 2005 revival, and I was worried the episode was just going to regurgitate famous scenes from the movie with no real twist. Not only that, but the […]