Onyx Internet, established since 1994, is the leading business Internet service provider in the North East, offering Internet connectivity, hosting and e-security. Onyx, founder members of the North East Broadband Initiative, have welcomed the Animex festival as another sign of the growth of innovative content to complement the region's successful broadband infrastructure.
Alastair Waite, managing director of Onyx said: "Animex is important for the Tees Valley, the North East, the UK and the digital media industry.
"We are pleased to be able to support Animex and to be involved in raising awareness and appreciation of cutting edge animation, and also to highlight how the web offers a great platform for up and coming animators to showcase their work. Technology is a means, not an end in itself, and without good quality content, the Internet is dull, boring and risks being isolated. Animex will show the way forward for cutting edge animation."