Viz Media Partners with T3 to Bring Anime Titles to Broadcast TV

Posted on September 2, 2011
Tags: Naruto

PRESS RELEASE T3 Networks, a provider of film, media, licensing and distribution, to play key role in bringing top VIZ Media anime titles to broadcast TV.

T3 Networks Inc., a provider of film, media, licensing and distribution, announced today that it has reached agreement with San Francisco-based VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media) for television and film distribution of anime titles.

VIZ Media is one of the largest distributors and licensors of anime and manga (graphic novels) in North America. Over its 25 year history, VIZ Media has led the transformation of anime and manga from a niche category sold only at specialty retailers into a mass media phenomenon popularized on Cartoon Network, Disney XD, SyFy, Hulu and iTunes, and available at retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble and Walmart. Today, VIZ Media’s award-winning library includes global blockbuster franchises like NARUTO, INUYASHA, BLEACH, VAMPIRE KNIGHT and DEATH NOTE.

T3 Networks Inc. will leverage its relationships, technologies and processes to help expand upon the television distribution landscape with selected VIZ Media series, including: NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN, INUYASHA: THE FINAL ACT, NARUTO, DEATH NOTE, PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE ETERNAL DIVA, and VAMPIRE KNIGHT.

T3 Networks Inc. Founder and CEO, Troy B. Phillips III states, “We are pleased to be selected by VIZ Media as a strategic partner for television and media distribution, and our goal is to help bring awareness, familiarity and distribution to new audiences.”

Stacy Salvi, Business Development and TV Sales Director at VIZ Media states, “The demand for anime continues to increase, and T3 Networks, as a media agency aimed specifically at television programming and acquisition executives, will play a vital part in expanding our brands into broadcast and related online media distribution.”

Mr. Phillips added, “The anime market is a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide, with some of VIZ Media’s top selling anime properties such as NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, NARUTO, BLEACH, and VAMPIRE KNIGHT contributing significantly, and we look forward to our relationship together and expanding these and other titles into new markets.”