Advanced Television


Rising Impact heading to Netflix

Rising Impact, the first anime adaptation of Nakaba Suzuki’s celebrated manga of the same name, will premiere Season 1 exclusively on Netflix in June 2024, followed by Season 2 in August. Embodying friendship and hard work, the manga captured hearts and minds in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In Rising Impact, Gawain Nanaumi is […]

December 8, 2023

Little Dot Studios to manage Cineverse channels

Cineverse, a streaming technology and entertainment company, has signed an agreement with digital content studio, Little Dot Studios (an All3Media company), to manage and grow some of their owned and operated OTT channels. In this deal, Fandor (a classic film lovers subscription service); RetroCrush (a fan favourite anime channel, pictured) and Midnight Pulp (a retro […]

November 23, 2023

Crunchyroll Game Vault goes live

Crunchyroll, the global home of anime, has enhanced its Mega Fan membership with the Crunchyroll Game Vault granting unlimited access to a growing library of mobile games specifically for fans of anime and anime-inspired entertainment, at no extra cost. Available to Crunchyroll Mega Fan members in more than 200 countries and territories, Crunchyroll Game Vault […]

November 8, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Crunchyroll on Prime Video Channels

Crunchyroll, the anime specialist, and Prime Video have entered into a global agreement to distribute the Crunchyroll subscription service on Prime Video. Crunchyroll is now available via Prime Video Channels immediately in the US – with the UK, Canada, Sweden launching later this week and additional territories to follow throughout 2024. Prime members can now […]

October 24, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Crunchyroll channel launches in US

Crunchyroll, in collaboration with GSN. has announced the launch of a new 24/7 channel in the US. The Crunchyroll channel is available now via LG Channels (available on LG Smart TVs), The Roku Channel and VIZIO WatchFree+ – and will launch on Amazon Freevee on October 17th. The network includes English-dubbed programing showcasing a range […]

October 12, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Nippon TV takes controlling stake in Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli, the celebrated Japanese animation studio founded by Hayao Miyazaki, is to become a subsidiary of Nippon Television Network. The boards of both companies have agreed that the Japanese commercial broadcast network will become Studio Ghibli’s top shareholder, with a 42.3 per cent stake. Financial details were not disclosed. Nippon TV’s Senior Operating Officer […]

September 21, 2023

Yohji Yamamoto’s Ground Y announces anime collaboration

Ground Y, the brand proposing new possibilities in fashion with its genderless and ageless style, drawing upon the core principles of Yohji Yamamoto, is partnering with Crunchyroll, the ultimate home for anime worldwide, to present a limited fashion collaboration celebrating the expansive universe and characters of Hell’s Paradise.  The limited edition collection will be available […]

August 28, 2023

Sri Lanka: Animax on Dialog Television

KC Global Media, the Asian leading entertainment network and multi-channel operator, has announced the launch of Japanese anime network, Animax, on Dialog Television in Sri Lanka. Subscribers can enjoy an array of anime content available via SVoD on Dialog Television and on the Dialog ViU App from July 1st. Dialog Television viewers and ViU App […]

June 30, 2023

KC Global Media sells Animax Korea to Aniplus

KC Global Media, the Asian entertainment network and multi-channel operator, has announced the completion of the deal with Asian multinational television channel and anime distributor, Aniplus, to acquire Animax Korea, the popular kid’s entertainment channel in South Korea. The partnership aims to elevate Animax Korea’s offerings while focusing on horizontally integrating its content across Aniplus’s […]

June 23, 2023

Research: Most games’ IP adaptations are animation

Research from Omdia reveals the majority of movies and series adaptations originating from games IP are animation. Japan has maximised opportunities from cross-media IP for decades, with Pokémon being the highest-profile global success. Some three quarters (72 per cent) of video-game adaptations since 1982 were from animation, with 65 per cent of these adaptations coming […]

June 8, 2023