Rovio Entertainment Adds 3rd Party IPs to ToonsTV
Rovio Entertainment has just announced that their mobile video entertainment platform, ToonsTV, has just surpassed 1 billion views in its first 7 months. The numbers are expected to climb even further when they start airing new Angry Birds cartoons in 2014 along with a number of high quality third party content.
Rovio’s new shows, which are all under development, include a 2nd season of Angry Birds Toons, a series dedicated to the pink bird, Stella, and a series dedicated to the Bad Piggies. The first slew of third party content will include Stan Lee’s Chakra the Invincible from POW! Entertainment and Graphic India; shorts, specials and series from Hasbro Studios’ classic brands; National Geographic Kids’ Amazing Animals; Fraggle Rock from The Jim Henson Company; and Oggy & the Cockroaches, Zig & Sharko, Space Goofs and more from Xilam Animation.
“We are extremely excited about the positive reception from our fans with the original Angry Birds Toons series. Given the size of our reach and our massively engaged audience, it seemed only natural to extend beyond our own storytelling and partner with the best content creators to bring our fans even more fun entertainment,” said Mikael Hed, CEO, Rovio Entertainment. “Bringing delightful, long-lasting and memorable stories to the world in a meaningful way is at the heart of what we do at Rovio, and ToonsTV is a perfect example of our core promise to our fans.”
“I can’t wait to introduce the world to Chakra the Invincible — and I’m thrilled to do it on such a massive scale on ToonsTV, and with a partner like Rovio that really understands the fan community,” said Stan Lee. “Hasbro is thrilled to expand our dynamic alliance with Rovio and to be a part of such an exciting new video platform at its launch,” said Hasbro Studios President Stephen Davis.
Via: Rovio Entertainment