AT-X (company)

Anime Theater X (AT-X)
TypeSubscription Television Service
CountryJapan
SloganAnime Specialty Channels Up a Notch
HeadquartersMinato, Tokyo
ParentTV Tokyo
Key people
Keisuke Iwata, President of the Company
Launch date
December 24, 1997;20 years ago
CallsignsAT-X
Callsign meaning
Anime
Theater
X
Official website
www.at-x.com

AT-X (アニメシアターX, Anime Shiatā Ekkusu, lit. "Anime Theater X") is a Japanese anime television network owned by AT-X, Inc. (株式会社エー・ティー・エックス, Kabushiki kaisha Ē-Tī-Ekkusu). AT-X, Inc. was founded on June 26, 2000 as a subsidiary of TV Tokyo Medianet, which, in turn, is a subsidiary of TV Tokyo(TXN). Its headquarters are in Minato, Tokyo. AT-X network has been broadcasting anime via satellite and cable since December 24, 1997.

Their slogan is Wan ranku ue no anime senmon chan'neru (ワンランク上のアニメ専門チャンネル, lit. "Anime Specialty Channels Up a Notch").

AT-X is always the main channel for many Comic Gum Anime adaptions. Ikkitousen, Amaenaideyo!! and Fight Ippatsu! Juuden-chan! were shown on this channel first, before they were re-aired on Tokyo MX.[citation needed]

As a premium channel AT-X is also known for showing uncensored versions of several anime like Fight Ippatsu! Jūden-chan!!, Amaenaideyo!!, Girls Bravo, Elfen Lied, Mahoromatic and High School DxD which would normally get censored on TV-stations like TV-Tokyo because of the large amount of nudity and other factors.[citation needed]

History

  • December 24, 1997 - AT-X begins broadcasting on DirecTV.
  • November 30, 1998 - Bandai Chara Net TV (owned by Bandai, which AT-X aired through) closes due to SkyPort, its satellite provider (a subsidiary of Mitsubishi-owned Space Communications Corporation), shuting down. AT-X moves to the "SuperBird C" satellite.
  • 1999 - Starts airing "DIAMOND TIME", their first self-produced show.
  • June 26, 2000 - AT-X Inc. is founded.
  • September 30, 2000 - DirecTV ceases Japanese operations.
  • October 1, 2000 - AT-X is picked up by Sky! PerfecTV.
  • May, 2001 - Figure 17, the first AT-X funded anime, begins airing.
  • 2002 - Sky! PerfecTV 2 begins broadcasting AT-X.
  • January 26, 2004 - Launch of "AT-X SHOP", their online store.
  • July 12, 2005 - Mobile edition of the shop launches.
  • April 1, 2009 - Subscription price raises to 1890 yen. 24-hour broadcast schedule starts.
  • June, 2009 - TV Tokyo's Keisuke Iwata is appointed president of the company.
  • October 1, 2009 - SKY HD! begins broadcasting AT-X HD.
  • November 1, 2009 - Hikari TV begins broadcasting AT-X HD.
  • January 27, 2010 - Sky! e2 switches from 4:3 to 16:9 aspect ratio while retaining Standard Definition.
  • October 1, 2011 - J:COM begins broadcasting AT-X HD.
  • October 1, 2012 - The AT-X broadcast configuration is dramatically reorganized.
  • December, 2012 - AT-X joins the Association of Copyright for Computer Software (ACCS), in an effort to keep their videos off the Internet.[1]
  • February 28, 2013 - Ceased all SD broadcasts, for a full transition to HD broadcasting.[2]
  • April 18, 2013 - AT-X airs its first foreign cartoon/non-anime series in Japanese language; My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
  • November 29, 2013 - Closure of the "AT-X SHOP" online store.[3]
  • December 24, 2017 - AT-X celebrates 20th anniversary with the new anime programming lineup for 2018.
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français: AT-X (Japon)
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italiano: AT-X
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português: AT-X
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Tagalog: AT-X
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