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February 13, 2013

TelVue Brings VIZ Media's Neon Valley Anime Channel to Xbox 360

By Rory Lidstone, TMCnet Contributing Writer

TelVue Corporation, a major player in television and Internet broadcasting for media companies, cable operators, communities and governments, recently helped VIZ Media launch its Neon Alley 24-hour programmed anime channel on the Xbox 360 console. The Neon Valley app is distributed by the TelVue CloudCast service, which is capable of delivering live, linear and video-on-demand programming to practically any Internet-enabled device.

TelVue helped VIZ Media, the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, launch Neon Alley in October as a PlayStation Network exclusive, offering a wide range of anime — from action, adventure and sci-fi to supernatural, fantasy and horror — all uncut and dubbed into English and even presented in HD where possible. Neon valley is delivered as a monthly subscription for unlimited access to popular content including weekly exclusive episodes of "Blue Excorsist" and "Tiger & Bunny," as well as the entirety of popular series such as "One Piece" and "Naruto Shippuden."

"Ever since the Neon Alley premiere in October 2012, Xbox fans have been excited for the experience to become available on their gaming network," said Brian Ige, VIZ Media vice president of Animation, in a statement. "TelVue is now powering Neon Alley on Xbox LIVE, putting our channel in front of gaming audiences around the world."

TelVue's 100 percent hosted broadcast solutions are capable of delivering secure, adaptive bit rate, multi-format, multi-resolution virtual video broadcasting services from the cloud. Even while delivering content to multiple screens, Telvue CloudCast doesn't burden the end user's bandwidth.

Back in December, TelVue launched its latest HD/SD Simulcast System in association with WBMA-TV, the government access television station for the city of Bloomfield, N.J. By deploying this solution, WBMA-TV viewers are now able to view the station in high definition on nearly any Web-enabled device. Meanwhile, the station is still capable of retaining its standard definition simulcast channels for seamless distribution.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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