Adult Swim Video is a free video on demand service on Adult Swim.com. It features full episodes that will and have been aired during Adult Swim and classic shows produced by Williams Street, and is available only to users in the United States.
Adult Swim Video plays streaming episodes using Adobe Flash. A fast Internet connection is required. The episodes are streamed over an AOL server (note that AOL, like Turner Broadcasting, which owns Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, is a unit of Time Warner). Adult Swim Video is also available to UK viewers through adultswim.co.uk which is run by Turner Broadcasting.
History: September 16, 2005: Adult Swim Video was originally launched under the name Friday Night Fix. This served as a programming service to accommodate viewers who wanted to see Adult Swim on Friday nights from 11PM-6AM, when Cartoon Network's Fridays block (formerly Cartoon Cartoon Fridays) ran all night on Fridays. The "Fridays" overnight block ran through July 6, 2007, when Adult Swim expanded to Friday nights, starting with a Family Guy marathon.
October 14, 2005: Friday Night Fix started airing specials and pilots, the first sign that its lineup was beginning to evolve and expand. However, they were old pilots that aired on the block years ago. (The first new pilot for the Fix was Lucy: Daughter of the Devil, which would premiere two weeks later.)
February 3, 2006: Friday Night Fix expanded beyond its all-comedy borders and started premiering their action lineup, beginning with new episodes of Samurai Champloo.
March 27, 2006: Friday Night Fix was renamed Adult Swim Fix and lasted a 24/7 schedule. The lineup also premiered with fourteen shows.
April 14, 2006: Coinciding with the premiere of Eureka 7 Adult Swim Fix expanded its premiere time by five hours, now lasting from 6PM-6AM.
June 23, 2006: Adult Swim Fix expanded its premiere time to last all week. For the first week, only the second season premiere of The Venture Bros. was available for an all-week streaming. A week later, all of the Fix's premieres (save for their anime programming) would become included in the change.
July 21, 2006: Adult Swim Fix began airing complete seasons of its comedy shows (beginning with Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, 12 Oz. Mouse, and Squidbillies), which would last for two weeks, while four episodes of Aqua Teen Hunger Force would rotate every week.
September 13, 2006: Adult Swim Fix gave its action shows the biweekly season treatment (starting with Paranoia Agent) and began airing live-action programming, with four episodes of Pee-Wee's Playhouse rotating every week.
October 27, 2006: Adult Swim Fix broke up its season-long episode fix and fractions the offering into small parts of each season to allow more shows for streaming.
November 6, 2006: Adult Swim Fix was updated to a new beta version, which was primarily designed using Flash. The new design required users to have at least Adobe Flash 8, Windows Media Player 10, and ActiveX to be installed, meaning visitors using either Mac OS X or Linux were unable to use the site. All shows are now streamed in a Flash-based player, and are divided into smaller clips.
December 15, 2006: Adult Swim Fix began inserting commercial advertisements between episode segments. These commercials cannot be skipped or fast-forwarded.
January 26, 2007: Adult Swim Fix officially expanded its compatibility to those with Mac OS X. Linux users also report the new system working, though scripting errors still cause occasional crashes.
May 11, 2007: Adult Swim dropped the Fix name and launched a new player. The name was changed to Adult Swim Video.
December 12, 2008: Adult Swim Video began posting new episodes every day, rather than just weekly. This had the effect of new episodes to be added after their television premiere. Episodes had previously been posted to the site in advance of their broadcast.
Programs Featured On Adult Swim Video/Fix
Programs featured on Adult Swim Video Note: Shows currently premiering new episodes are in bold.
Comedy 12 oz. Mouse American Dad! Aqua Teen Hunger Force Assy McGee The Boondocks The Brak Show Delocated Family Guy Fat Guy Stuck in Internet Frisky Dingo Garth Marenghi's Darkplace Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Home Movies King of the Hill Look Around You Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil Metalocalypse Minoriteam Moral Orel Perfect Hair Forever Robot Chicken Saul of the Mole Men Sealab 2021 Space Ghost Coast to Coast Squidbillies Stroker and Hoop Superjail Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Tom Goes to the Mayor That Crook'd 'Sipp The Mighty Boosh The Venture Bros. Xavier: Renegade Angel
Action The Big O (second season only) Code Geass Death Note Fullmetal Alchemist Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG
Failed Pilots Korgoth of Barbaria Let's Fish Saddle Rash Snake 'n' Bacon Stiff Welcome to Eltingville
Other ATHF Movie Extras Aqua Teen Hunger Force DVD Extras Billy's Balloon Captain Linger Drinky Crow Dog vs. Cat G.I. Joe: Resolute Harvey Birdman Joke Timeline Carl's Pissed Infomercials Lowe Country Metalocalypse-Dethklok Interviews Music Videos Night of the Living Doo Ode To Cotton Promos Random Robot Chicken-Deleted Scenes Robot Chicken Star Wars Trailers Super Deluxe Webcasts Webisodes Wholphin Wonder Twins Young Person's Guide to History