Viz Media has announced a “Catch-Up” feature for the web-based version of its Neon Alley service. With this feature, Neon Alley members can either choose a “Watch Live” or “Catch Up” option when logging onto the service. The “Catch Up” option allows users have the flexibility to watch shows at their convenience, and it also allows users to search for content by individual series or by latest additions.
Every episode carried by Neon Alley will be available for a minimum of one week after its initial premiere. Other “World Premiere Neon Alley Exclusives” will remain available for a minimum of two weeks during a series’ initial run. Accessing the details of a selected episode will allow users to know how long that particular episode or movie will be available as part of the “Catch Up” service.
Viz is planning to integrate the “Catch Up” feature for Neon Alley for the Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation 3 gaming system and the PlayStation Network later in Fall 2013.