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    Adult Swim: available on VIDEO ON DEMAND?

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    Some people over at the AS.com boards are saying that Comcast now has an AS section on their Video OnDemand thingie under 'Cutting Edge,' however no programming is available.

    Anyone have Comcast and VoD and care to check?

    We have Time Warner, and all they have listed unded CNoD is just CN and Boomerang stuff.

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    It's on my service, but nothing's listed.

    There's stuff coming, I'm sure.
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    I don't have Comcast but I checked my VOD just to be sure and I had a new "Adult" selection. I clicked it and some of the results were:

    All Girl Action
    Asian Fever (vols 11 and 12)
    Ebony Tales
    Fetish 3
    Hooking

    That is probably not Adult Swim.

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    One wonders why Adult Swim should be on demand. Then again you can get Eastenders on PPV now, so why do I bother asking.

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    Adult Swim ON DEMAND?

    I was checking out my ON DEMAND menu when I noticed a choice name "Adult Swim." I checked it out, but it was empty. I'm wondering if this is for real and WS has made [as] ON DEMAND, or I stumbled upon a new aquatic porn channel. Can anyone confirm this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malex
    I was checking out my ON DEMAND menu when I noticed a choice name "Adult Swim." I checked it out, but it was empty. I'm wondering if this is for real and WS has made [as] ON DEMAND, or I stumbled upon a new aquatic porn channel. Can anyone confirm this?
    Looks that way...at least eventually. I fished around and found this snippet.

    Turner Swims Into VOD
    TCM, Cartoon’s 'Adult Swim’ Block Going On-Demand

    BY MATT STUMP -- Multichannel News, 5/3/2004


    Abstract: Turner Broadcasting System Inc. is diving more deeply into video-on-demand, launching separate packages from Turner Classic Movies and Cartoon Network’s 'Adult Swim’ block. Until now, the Time Warner Inc. programming stable had offered only a small amount of Cable News Network specials, plus some vintage and current cartoons from Cartoon Network.
    You have to subscribe to read the entire article, but here is the link anyway.

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    I guess this is their retaliation against the Anime Network...
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    I actually dreamed about something like this a few days ago. Weird.
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    I don't even get On Demand...I have regular cable with only 85 channels and one scrambled porn channel...

    Isn't on demand exactly like PPV, but they charge your cable bill instead of a separate payment?

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    We get several OnDemand channels free with the HD cable box. Including TechTV, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, BBC America, and several others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artimus Gigan
    I don't even get On Demand...I have regular cable with only 85 channels and one scrambled porn channel...

    Isn't on demand exactly like PPV, but they charge your cable bill instead of a separate payment?
    Not exactly. The Adult Swim VOD will fall under the "free" option like Anime Network and some of the other channels that have been mentioned.

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    Plus, Gigan, you have to have a box to do the on demand stuff. That's how you order it. If you just have a cable line directly to your TV, you can't access it. You need the box to access those features, even if you only have basic cable.

    I have Comcast, but the only anime available for On Demand is Anime Network.
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    That's interesting. I also discovered something just a couple days ago. I don't know if you all know this but:

    I got downloaded WinAMP MP3 player to listen to internet music. I clicked on a "internet tv" and I discovered that they were playing some of the AS originals and anime. There was a server to watch aqua teen hunger force and other AS originals and cowboy bebop. The anime that was playing Naruto, Love Hina, and Hellsing.
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    And you probably also noticed a few dozen porn stations, right?

    Winamp TV is basically a listing of all sorts of internet streams run by various people with too much time on their hands. These stations are in no way official. I could run one and air whatever video files I had, assuming I wanted to use the bandwith to do so.
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    Here's the full article from Multichannel. God bless Lexis-Nexis.

    HEADLINE: Turner Swims Into VOD;
    TCM, Cartoon's 'Adult Swim' Block Going On-Demand

    BYLINE: BY MATT STUMP

    BODY:
    Turner Broadcasting System Inc. is diving more deeply into video-on-demand, launching separate packages from Turner Classic Movies and Cartoon Network's 'Adult Swim' block.

    Until now, the Time Warner Inc. programming stable had offered only a small amount of Cable News Network specials, plus some vintage and current cartoons from Cartoon Network. No affiliate agreements have been struck for the new services as of yet, officials said, and Turner is hoping they end up as "pay products."

    "We have this great library of product we own and not a high repeat factor the way we schedule," TCM executive vice president and general manager Tom Karsch said. "VOD is an opportunity to get more titles into the marketplace as a convenience for consumers."

    TCM offers 350 movies a month from its 3,300-movie library, plus 2,000 licensed movies at any one time, Karsch said. Any particular movie might show up only once or twice a quarter.

    10 WEEKLY TITLES

    The VOD service will carry 10 movies, with about 25% of the titles turning over every week. Movies will include Robert Osborne introductions and such added-value material as trailers and behind-scenes footage. TCM doesn't run those features on a regular schedule, so offering them on VOD makes them easier to find.

    Adult Swim VOD will be a mix of 10 hours of comedy and action animation from the 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. block on Cartoon.

    "We have such a rich library and some viewers may not get to see the material," said Cartoon Network general manager Jim Samples. Younger Cartoon fans, for example, can't stay up late enough to watch it.

    "Through VOD, we can offer content whenever those viewers want to see it," Samples said.

    Titles will include Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Home Movies, Sealab 2021, Witch Hunter Robin, Space Ghost, The Big O and other Japanese animation that's part of Adult Swim.

    One-third of the 10 hours will be exclusive to the VOD platform, Samples said. "Many of the action series are serialized, so VOD gives us the opportunity to let people catch up."

    Turner Network Sales senior vice president and general manager, interactive/enhanced TV Kevin Cohen said he was "excited about the reception we've had with early discussions with operators."

    As for the business model, Cohen said: "We believe these products are pay products, and we're pursuing different models with different operators."

    CROSS-PLATFORM ADS?

    Advertising will be limited to promotions at the outset, but Turner is talking with advertisers about cross-platform deals that could include VOD.

    VOD also is seen as a way to get consumers who might not be regular viewers of the linear channel to sample it. And on-demand promotions from the linear network can drive viewers to the platform.

    Classic movies and animation also are strong DVD markets, and VOD could help drive sales in that arena, Samples and Karsch said.
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    Interesting... I suggested this on the board and they deleted my thread...

    Heh heh... I guess now those Inu-heads can watch their Inuyasha any time they want... unless of course it's not in the package in which case no doubt there will be much ranting until it's added.

    And I've just got to say it now... WHERE'S TOONAMI ON-DEMAND! I DEMAND my Kenshin and Dragonball Z!!!

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    So what's this offering that I can't get on the regular scheduel?
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    When's it supposed to, um, go live I guess?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tienshin
    All Girl Action
    Asian Fever (vols 11 and 12)
    Ebony Tales
    Fetish 3
    Hooking

    That is probably not Adult Swim.
    Yeah...but...do you really need AS with all that?

    Anyway, I hope we get AS on Demand here, I've got Time Warner cable. Of course, we don't get Boomerang, which is OWNED by Time Warner, on my Time Warner cable, but whatever...

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    I have Cablevision...

    I don't even get the Anime Network...

    But they do put all the 24 hour news stations rigth next to each other in the channel line-up...

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