Float Left and Anime Network Team Up to Launch Roku Channel

June 4, 2015

App Development Press Roku

New Channel Boasts Thousands of Hours of Fresh Programming and Original Content


(NEW YORK, NY, June 3 2015) – Float Left Interactive, a leader in channel development for the Roku® platform and TV application solutions, and Anime Network, the largest anime on-demand cable network in North America, announced today that the Anime Network channel is now available on Roku players and Roku TVmodels. The streaming channel features thousands of hours of anime episodes and movies ranging from the hottest new titles to timeless classics, ad-free. Anime Network is priced at $6.99 a month, requires no commitment, and offers a two-week free trial at signup.

Anime Network’s online streaming service keeps viewers up-to-date with the latest anime straight from Japan. They have kept true to their name by bringing fans the hottest new titles as well as the enduring classics that made anime in North America a household word. Anime Network’s programming portfolio includes genres such as action, adventure, comedy, drama, mystery, science fiction/fantasy, romance, thrillers and horror.

Kirby Grines, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Float Left Interactive said, “Anime has developed into a unique subculture that has seen incredible growth in North America over the past couple of decades. It’s been a pleasure to work with an industry leader like Anime Network to make this great content available to millions of households with the launch of the channel on the Roku platform.”

“Roku has highly-engaged customers who view a significant amount of their TV entertainment every week using Roku streaming devices. In fact, last year Roku customers streamed more than 3 billion hours of entertainment,” Commented Mark Williams, Chief Technical Officer of Anime Network. “It was imperative that we expanded our footprint to the Roku platform to reach those customers. We selected Float Left because of their expertise in developing state-of-the-art Roku channels and TV apps. Through a successful collaboration with their team, current and new Anime Network subscribers can now get instant access to all-you-can-stream anime via the big screen.”

For more information, or to start your free two-week trial, visit TheAnimeNetwork.com today or find the Anime Network in the Roku Channel Store on your Roku player or Roku TV model.

About Anime Network
Anime Network is a leading broadcast and digital distributor of Japanese animation and Asian cinema in North America. Headquartered in Houston, TX, Anime Network launched in 2002 as one of the first VOD networks on most major cable providers. Anime Network’s mission is to bring the best in anime programming to every household in North America. Available in more than 30 million households, our VOD network offers a diverse collection of new and classic titles every month. Beyond Cable VOD, subscribers can access our streaming service with thousands of hours of TV episodes, OVAs and movies on our official website. Premium Subscribers can watch an unlimited amount of ad-free anime including English dubbed and subtitled formats. 

About Float Left Interactive
Float Left Interactive is a leading provider of TV app solutions and specializes in developing innovative, cross-platform video experiences for the biggest screen in the home – the TV.

Since 2009, Float Left has developed over 200 TV apps including TV Everywhere, video on demand, live broadcast, news, and music streaming channels. Select customers include Roku, Gaiam TV, Newsy, Acorn TV, and Viki.

Float Left is headquartered in Jupiter, Florida with a second office located in New York City.

More information about Float Left Interactive is available at http://www.floatleft.tv, Twitter: https://twitter.com/FL_Interactive, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/floatleftinteractive

Roku is a registered trademark and Roku TV is a trademark of Roku, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries.

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