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Press Release: Ghost in the Shell, Robotech and more now available at Jaman.com
By Chris Beveridge
September 16, 2008
Ghost in the Shell (Essence of Anime)
© Manga Entertainment
Landmark films and episodic series such as Ghost in the Shell and Robotech join Jaman's collection
San Mateo, Calif. - September 16, 2008 - Jaman.com, a leading global community and online destination for quality entertainment, announced a deal today to distribute film and episodic content from Starz Media's Manga Entertainment, one of the premiere distributors of anime. This deal includes some of the genre's most popular titles and significantly bolsters Jaman's library of high-quality entertainment from around the world.
Among the Manga Entertainment titles that are now available for download at Jaman.com are: Ghost in the Shell, considered one of the most influential and visionary animated films of all time; Robotech, the landmark anime series made popular in the United States in the 1980s, and other well-known series such as Astro Boy, Street Fighter II V, Noein, Karas and Tactics.
"Jaman is excited to bring some of the most well-known and iconic titles in Japanese animation history to our online audience," said Gaurav Dhillon, founder and CEO of Jaman. "Animation fans are among the most passionate in the world, and episodic content has proven to be very popular with our audience. We look forward to bringing new fans into our vibrant community with this amazing collection of titles."
"We saw an obvious match between Manga Entertainment's properties and Jaman's sensibilities," said Mara Winokur, Starz Media's vice president of digital media and business development. "Jaman's audience has come to expect cutting-edge, quality titles from across the globe, and they will find what they're looking for in the entertainment we're supplying to Jaman."
Premium feature-length films from Manga Entertainment will be available for $2.99, while all series episodes will be available for $1.99.
Jaman.com is revolutionizing the way people discover, enjoy and share movies all over the world. The company is pioneering entertainment on the Internet by delivering high-definition films to a growing online community of fans and filmmakers. Viewers around the globe can browse and select from Jaman library of thousands of unique films and then view these movies on their PCs, Macs, televisions and home-set-top boxes. Jaman's popular community features provide a forum where people around the world can review, discuss and share world-class films with each other. Jaman is based in San Mateo, California and is backed by luminaries in technology and media. For more information, please visit www.jaman.com
About Starz Media:
Starz Media, LLC, is a programming production and distribution company operating worldwide. It includes the Film Roman, Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Manga Entertainment brands. Its units create animated and live-action programming -- including theatrical films -- and programming created under contract for other media companies. It distributes that programming, and programming acquired from outside producers, through home video retailers, theaters, broadcasters, ad supported and premium television channels, and Internet and wireless video distributors in the US and internationally. Starz Media (www.starzmedia.com
) is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group.