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    TOKU to Feature U.S. Network Premiere of ULTRAMAN MEBIUS

    SAMURAI CAT and AMAZING DETECTIVE DI RENJIE 2 Also Airing in March Source: TOKU press release Special Thanks to Jesús Piñango TOKU, the only 24/7 live and on demand television network dedicated to eye-catching anime, popular live-action titles and cult classics from Asia dubbed into English, will feature for the first time in the U.S. the critically-acclaimed Chinese historical period drama television series AMAZING DETECTIVE DI RENJIE 2 (?????2, Shen Tan Di Renjie 2, 2006). “We are proud to introduce the second installment of the highly-rated Chinese series AMAZING DETECTIVE DI RENJIE to the American audience,” stated Jesús Piñango, Director of TV Content Strategy at Olympusat. “We feel confident that this series is going to enjoy great success, it features a captivating story that successfully blends historical elements with exciting crime fiction.” Starting March 21st, every Wednesday at 9 p.m. EST, the TOKU audience will continue to enjoy one of China’s most successful detective fictions. Based on Gong`an crime fiction, AMAZING DETECTIVE DI RENJIE 2 depicts the story of De Renjie, a skilled detective who uses his amazing analytical ability to cracksome of the biggest cases in the country. Directed by Qian Yanqiu, AMAZING DETECTIVE DI RENJIE 2 features a talented cast led by Liang Guanhua and Zhang Zijian. Comprised of 40 episodes, the final episode is scheduled to premiere on December 26th. In addition, as part of its efforts to connect its viewers with more top-quality Japanese content, TOKU will feature the network premiere of three highly popular Japanese titles: the feature film SAMURAI CAT: TAMANOJO GOES TO EDO and SAMURAI CAT and ULTRAMAN MEBIUS.

    SAMURAI CAT: TAMANOJO GOES TO EDO (??, Neko Samurai, 2014) 3/3/18 at 10 p.m. EST Director: Yoshitaka Yamaguchi Cast: Kazuki Kitamura, Megumi Yokoyama Kyutaro Madarame (GODZILLA: FINAL WARS, THE MAN FROM RENO), a famous swordsman, is hired by a dog-loving gang to kill their feline-loving rival`s beloved cat. However, as soon as he lays eyes on the cute and fluffy white kitty he becomes a cat lover. SAMURAI CAT (??, Neko Samurai, 2013) 3/7/18, Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST Episodes: 12 Director: Yoshitaka Yamaguchi Cast: Kazuki Kitamura, Kaoru Hirata Kyutaro Madarame, a down-on-his-luck samurai, is hired to assassinate a fluffy white cat that belongs to a wealthy local boss. Instead, Kyutaro decides not to move forward with his mission and vows to protect the cat from harm.

    Photo courtesy of TOKU. © Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd

    ULTRAMAN MEBIUS (??????????, Urutoraman Mebiusu, 2006-07) 3/19/18, Monday through Friday at 7:30 p.m. EST Episodes: 50 Cast: Shunji Igarashi, Misato Hirata Chosen as Earth’s new protector, Ultraman Mebius was granted the Mebius brace by the Father of Ultra. Now, Ultraman Mebius must learn quickly how to use his maximum potential in order to save mankind. Episode List: 1. A Fateful Encounter 2. Our Wings 3. Only One Life 4. Broken Bonds 5. Reverse Shot 6. Two from the Deep Sea 7. Fanton`s Lost Item 8. Terrible Predator 9. Armour of Vengeance 10. Pride of GUYS 11. Mother`s Miracle 12. The First Errand 13. Marina of the Wind 14. One Path 15. Phoenix Nest 16. A Strong Man from Space 17. Formation of Our Vow 18. Pressure on Ultraman 19. The Isolated Grandstand 20. Connecting Message 21. Cry from Space 22. Daily Future 23. Ocean Waves of Time 24. Yapool`s Rebirth 25. The Program of the Poisonous Moth 26. Flying to Tomorrow 27. Champion of the Fierce Fight 28. Konomi`s Treasure 29. Day of Separation 30. The Flame of Promise 31. Thoughts Of Friends 32. The Monster Master`s Legacy 33. Lady of the Blue Fire 34. A Man Without a Home 35. An Azurite Light and a Shadow 36. Mirai`s Younger Sister 37. Father Returns 38. Isana of the Ocean 39. An Invincible Mother 40. Lonely Paradise 41. Teacher of Memories 42. An Old Friend`s Visit 43. Threatening Mebius-Killer 44. Ace`s Wish 45. Deathrem`s Plan 46. Immortal Glozam 47. Mephilas`s Game 48. Advent of the Emperor -Final Trilogy I 49. Dark Clouds of Despair -Final Trilogy II 50. Words from the Heart -Final Trilogy III

    Photo courtesy of TOKU. © Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd

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    TOKU is a unique network dedicated to a wide variety of eye catching anime, popular live-action titles and cult classics from Asia you have to see to believe. TOKU is owned and operated by Olympusat, Inc., and it’s currently available on Armstrong, AT&T U-verse, Cablevision Optimum, Claro TV, Comcast Xfinity, Hotwire Communications and MCTV. For more information on TOKU’s programming, please visit tokuhd.com. TOKU – BE REANIMATED.

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    Olympusat has established itself as a leader in the television and media space, providing content and technology to our growing list of partners and clients. Our extensive portfolio of networks includes 100+ HD and SD Spanish and English language television networks, featuring the top-rated Spanish-language movie channel, Cine Mexicano, and the popular Ultra HD Plex. We also offer the distinctive Faith & Family and Specialty Suite, representing some of the biggest networks in the industry. Recognizing the ever changing landscape within Media and Entertainment, Olympusat has launched VEMOX, a white label OTT Solution. VEMOX is a cost efficient and reliable B2B carrier-grade OTT platform, developed for operators in the U.S. and Latin America. The platform combines technology and content (100 LIVE Channels and 30,000+ hours of VOD content in English and Spanish), creating an attractive and customizable OPEX based turnkey solution.

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