Anime Network Launches First Streaming Channel on Roku

New Channel Serves Up Thousands of English Dubbed and Subtitled Episodes

HOUSTON, May 18, 2015 – Anime Network, one of the longest-standing digital providers of anime to the United States is now being offered on the Roku streaming platform.

The channel will feature thousands of episodes of English dubbed and subtitled anime from the diverse catalogue of Anime Network. Roku is the best-selling streaming player in the United States and has sold over 10 million players to date, according to

“Launching on the most popular streaming platform in the U.S. is vital to our mission of bringing quality anime to every fan,” said Mark Williams, Managing Director of Anime Network. “We’ve always taken the fans’ input seriously, and we’ve put a lot of work into this partnership with Roku for them. This was the feature the fans requested most over the years.”

Anime Network is one of the most established providers of anime entertainment and the channel will feature specially curated content, based on user feedback and new additions. Free two-week trials are available and guests can watch hundreds of episodes with no commitment. Subscribers will unlock all streaming titles and be able to watch unlimited, ad-free anime.

“We’re so excited that we can bring this convenience to anime fans, they are truly the most passionate fans out there,” said Williams.

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.


Samantha Stevens