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Unedited Feed from the Neon Alley panel at Anime Expo 2012. Transcription: bayoab
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.

14:04:16 <bay|AX|VizS> (Waiting)
14:11:09 <bay|AX|VizS> (Letting people in)
14:11:24 <bay|AX|VizS> (This is the Neon Alley panel)
14:12:20 <bay|AX|VizS> (We have a brochure with Beserk, Bleach, Blue Exorcist, Death Note, Inuyasha, Inuyasha:TFA, Kekkaishi, Lagrange, Naruto Naruto Shippuden, Nura, Tiger and Bunny, Vampire Knight and Zetman listed)
14:12:37 <bay|AX|VizS> (All titles english dubbed, in HD* straight to your TV via gaming console)
14:12:46 <bay|AX|VizS> (*not all content available in HD)
14:13:05 <bay|AX|VizS> "uncut, 24/7 streaming, all english dubbed anime"
14:20:57 <bay|AX|VizS> (Still haven't started)
14:22:08 <bay|AX|VizS> Hello hello
14:22:09 <bay|AX|VizS> hi
14:22:17 <bay|AX|VizS> Can you hear us okay
14:22:20 <bay|AX|VizS> Hi everybody
14:22:26 <bay|AX|VizS> I'm Candice, I work in events at Viz media
14:22:30 <bay|AX|VizS> are you enjoying the show so far
14:22:47 <bay|AX|VizS> Viz Media hasn't been back at AX in 7 years (exibit wise)
14:22:55 <bay|AX|VizS> I know the title of the panel was the super secret project
14:22:59 <bay|AX|VizS> but we made the announcement 2 days ago
14:23:04 <bay|AX|VizS> but what it is is neon alley
14:23:09 <bay|AX|VizS> we're glad to share more details with you
14:23:13 <bay|AX|VizS> we're happy you came out for this panel
14:23:22 <bay|AX|VizS> i want to introduce a special guest who flew down today to tell you more
14:23:24 <bay|AX|VizS> this is brian egay
14:23:37 <bay|AX|VizS> brian is the vice president of animation at viz media
14:23:42 <bay|AX|VizS> let's get going on our presentation
14:23:47 <bay|AX|VizS> Neon Alley - what you should know
14:23:53 <bay|AX|VizS> so as mentioned, viz hasn't been around for a while
14:24:08 <bay|AX|VizS> we're glad you are here to listen to what we have to sya bout this brand new intiative
14:24:11 <bay|AX|VizS> what do you need to know about it..
14:24:17 <bay|AX|VizS> what do you need to know about it?
14:24:23 <bay|AX|VizS> what is neon alley?
14:24:29 <bay|AX|VizS> 24-hour programmed channel
14:24:34 <bay|AX|VizS> straight to your TV via a major game console
14:24:43 <bay|AX|VizS> we are in negotations and we will make an announcement which
14:24:53 <bay|AX|VizS> we looked at what was missing and noticed broadcast was a challenge
14:25:06 <bay|AX|VizS> we wanted to mimic that and do what our great partners have done in past
14:25:12 <bay|AX|VizS> and there aren't enough outlets to support the content that comes out
14:25:18 <bay|AX|VizS> this isn't to replace any of our existing
14:25:41 <bay|AX|VizS> we have great partners for simulcasts and vod, so we're trying to fill in a gap in the dubbed uncut market
14:26:21 <bay|AX|VizS> all the content will be dubbed in english and uncut, that's one of the challenges we've had in english int he past is we've had to edit the content heavily
14:26:29 <bay|AX|VizS> this will let us bring you the content in its original form
14:26:35 <bay|AX|VizS> will operate like traiditional channel
14:26:41 <bay|AX|VizS> every week will have new content
14:26:48 <bay|AX|VizS> exclusive weekly premieres of shows and movies
14:26:51 <bay|AX|VizS> will be in the highest quality available
14:26:54 <bay|AX|VizS> in addition to content
14:27:12 <bay|AX|VizS> also featuring animated shorts, ova, music videos, behind the scenes, industry news, and live action martial arts movies
14:27:22 <bay|AX|VizS> this is a multi studio initiative
14:27:25 <bay|AX|VizS> this isn't just viz media
14:27:30 <bay|AX|VizS> we're going to work with other partners
14:27:35 <bay|AX|VizS> Why was neon alley created?
14:27:42 <bay|AX|VizS> We wanted to identify the gap in the market thta was underserved
14:27:44 <bay|AX|VizS> and broadcast is that area
14:27:51 <bay|AX|VizS> there are significant challenges with current models
14:28:04 <bay|AX|VizS> that's why we had identified the gaming consoles as the best way to deliver the content
14:28:12 <bay|AX|VizS> since all you need is a console and internet
14:28:15 <bay|AX|VizS> how much is the service?
14:28:18 <bay|AX|VizS> 6.99/mo
14:28:26 <bay|AX|VizS> going to be blend of the subscription + Limited advertising
14:28:33 <bay|AX|VizS> we're doing this to keep the cost as low as possible for consumers
14:28:44 <bay|AX|VizS> we feel we can get to the right price point for everyones budget
14:28:45 <bay|AX|VizS> and now...
14:28:48 <bay|AX|VizS> a few partners to announce
14:28:50 <bay|AX|VizS> partnerships
14:28:54 <bay|AX|VizS> our first partner...
14:29:03 <bay|AX|VizS> we'd like to introduce you to christopher mcdonald of ANN
14:29:14 <bay|AX|VizS> hello everyone...
14:29:24 <bay|AX|VizS> Neon Alley News & Information
14:29:42 <bay|AX|VizS> (he said "are you all excited to watch anime on your playstation, no i just said that cause that's the only thing i have")
14:29:50 <bay|AX|VizS> I assume you all know what ANN is
14:32:19 <bay|AX|VizS> So what ANN is going to be doing for Neon Alley is we are going to have fun facts and quirky tidbits drawn from the world of anime.. (lost bits)
14:30:32 <bay|AX|VizS> ...top 10 lists...
14:30:41 <bay|AX|VizS> host a neon alley forum for comments/feedback
14:31:07 <bay|AX|VizS> we're also going to host the forums on ANN
14:31:19 <bay|AX|VizS> so you can talk about how great it is, how about the shows, tel them how they should change the programming
14:31:28 <bay|AX|VizS> sweepstakes, polls, lots of fun stuff...
14:31:33 <bay|AX|VizS> we're still discussing this
14:31:35 <bay|AX|VizS> breaking news...
14:31:49 <bay|AX|VizS> ANN is the place you want to be for Neon Alley to see what's coming
14:31:56 <bay|AX|VizS> we're going to try and bring our expertese on neon alley
14:32:26 <bay|AX|VizS> we have one more partner...
14:32:33 <bay|AX|VizS> Special annoucnement from one of our partners
14:32:38 <bay|AX|VizS> Aniplex....
14:33:16 <bay|AX|VizS> Announcing that one of the titles that will be part of the lineup....
14:33:21 <bay|AX|VizS> Blue Exorcist...
14:33:36 <bay|AX|VizS> dubbed...
14:33:46 <bay|AX|VizS> in fact... at aniplex usa panel... will be announcing part of english dub cast
14:34:08 <bay|AX|VizS> so blue exorcist...dubbed..
14:34:13 <bay|AX|VizS> we have one more awesome video to show you
14:34:30 <bay|AX|VizS> we have one more annoucnement...
14:35:31 <bay|AX|VizS> sizzle reel...
14:37:15 <bay|AX|VizS> (same titles as earlier)
14:38:59 <bay|AX|VizS> we will be announcing so much more stuff...and if you want to be kept in the loop
14:39:08 <bay|AX|VizS> please do come to our booth
14:39:12 <bay|AX|VizS> and sign up for the newsletter
14:39:25 <bay|AX|VizS> and when you do it, you get this amazing glow in the dark bracelet....
14:39:36 <bay|AX|VizS> we have some prizes...
14:39:40 <bay|AX|VizS> we have one more additional announcement
14:39:44 <bay|AX|VizS> one more partner i'd like to announce
14:39:47 <bay|AX|VizS> last week we signed Tai Seng
14:39:57 <bay|AX|VizS> they are one of the largest distributors of martial arts, hong kong flicks
14:40:06 <bay|AX|VizS> so we're going to bring back old school black belt theater
14:40:15 <bay|AX|VizS> expect to find to old martial arts flicks dubbed in english
14:40:28 <bay|AX|VizS> in the upcoming weeks, we're going to have a few more announcements in terms of partners and announcements
14:40:37 <bay|AX|VizS> this is not just for viz media....
14:40:49 <bay|AX|VizS> we're trying to get the vehical that connects to the two so we can bring stuff on a consistent basis
14:40:53 <bay|AX|VizS> this means we're going to be releasing products
14:41:00 <bay|AX|VizS> there will be dvds for every product you see on neon alley
14:41:10 <bay|AX|VizS> you can be assured that everything on neon alley will be on dvd and blu-ray when available
14:41:22 <bay|AX|VizS> i know it's been a challenge for us previously (up a few lines)
14:43:47 <bay|AX|VizS> (raffle for taiseng dvds)
14:44:21 <bay|AX|VizS> Q: What's doing about current seasons that airing japan.. will you be playing those a few days after or a week after
14:44:45 <bay|AX|VizS> A: We have a destination for that.. vizanime.. we have that.. neon alley is going to be dubbed, and the dubbing process as you know...
14:45:04 <bay|AX|VizS> Q: Know at this time if Yugioh will be uncut?
14:45:15 <bay|AX|VizS> A: We don't handle the Yugioh anime franchise.
14:45:24 <bay|AX|VizS> Q: No commercials?
14:45:30 <bay|AX|VizS> A: THere are unfortunately limited commercials
14:45:45 <bay|AX|VizS> When I say limited, we're trying to keep the subscription price low...
14:45:51 <bay|AX|VizS> Q: Can we pay for commercial free?
14:46:00 <bay|AX|VizS> A: we're trying to please everybody so that's how it's going to be start
14:46:26 <bay|AX|VizS> Q: Seeing that you are owned by Warner Bros, since they do distribution, could you get some of their TV stuff?
14:46:41 <bay|AX|VizS> A: One thing though is we aren't owned by Warner Bros... warner is our dvd distribution partner
14:46:45 <bay|AX|VizS> but we are talking about them about content
14:46:50 <bay|AX|VizS> we're hoping we can get some of their content
14:47:21 <bay|AX|VizS> Q: You said this is a multi studio initiative, would like FUNi stuff go on air?
14:47:40 <bay|AX|VizS> A: Yes, we are talking with all the other companies and we're trying to find the right balance of things to supplement them and add balance to our network
14:47:43 <bay|AX|VizS> and Aniplex is one extampe of that
14:47:52 <bay|AX|VizS> Q: Will this also be available for computers?
14:48:00 <bay|AX|VizS> A: At the time no, just consoles
14:48:03 <bay|AX|VizS> Q: Live?
14:48:14 <bay|AX|VizS> A: Yes, just like regular channel, scheduling, repeat,
14:48:18 <bay|AX|VizS> opportunities to repat
14:48:24 <bay|AX|VizS> we're looking for value added experiences in the future
14:48:40 <bay|AX|VizS> Q: Mentioned you would work with music videos, can you elaborate?
14:48:51 <bay|AX|VizS> A: We can't say anything, we're still negotiating with a few companies
14:48:59 <bay|AX|VizS> we hope in the few weeks, we can announce our console partner, our other partners
14:49:16 <bay|AX|VizS> Q: When adding new content to the service, how much does the age of the content come into play?
14:49:31 <bay|AX|VizS> A: We're going to try and blend a mix of catalog content and new content
14:49:37 <bay|AX|VizS> we are looking for new and older stuff
14:49:53 <bay|AX|VizS> Q: In relationship with your partnership with Taiseng, how far back will you be going with your catalog?
14:50:09 <bay|AX|VizS> And I understand you want to dub, will the older titles be the old dubs or new ones?
14:50:15 <bay|AX|VizS> A; old school original dubs
14:50:30 <bay|AX|VizS> Q: Specifically for Inuyasha and Inuaysha... same dub actors?
14:50:52 <bay|AX|VizS> A; You had to ask that.. I don't want to answer that incorrectly... I know we're working with the same studios but I don't want to give the incorrect information, it will be announced
14:51:05 <bay|AX|VizS> Q: For dubs of shows for Zetman, do numbers matter for release?
14:51:21 <bay|AX|VizS> A; We're going to release it regardless and hope the fans buy it
14:51:41 <bay|AX|VizS> We do have content that streams and we are going to look at the popularity... and that's one of the indicators we use to choose what will be dubbed and put on neon alley
14:51:45 <bay|AX|VizS> but that's going to be a part of it
14:52:05 <bay|AX|VizS> Q: Since you will have dub premieres, will that affect them appearing on TV?
14:52:21 <bay|AX|VizS> A: We have a fantastic partner at Adult swim and Toonami... but they can only take so much
14:52:26 <bay|AX|VizS> I would think of this as a supplement to that
14:52:49 <bay|AX|VizS> We're always going to have it available for TV, but there is too much for them to pick up
14:52:56 <bay|AX|VizS> Q: Region blocked?
14:53:02 <bay|AX|VizS> A; US and Canada only service
14:53:14 <bay|AX|VizS> Our time is up
14:53:15 <bay|AX|VizS> thank you again
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