Cinedigm has announced a partnership with Fantawild, one of Asia’s top animation producers, to launch a global streaming service featuring the production company’s original content. The channel is set to launch sometime this year and will be available on AVOD and linear channels, with select programming to be featured on OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon and more.
This is the latest in Cinedigm’s myriad of new ventures just this year, following its most recent announcement of a lifestyle network launch and a new channel distribution partnership.
“As we have demonstrated over the last year, Cinedigm’s mission is to partner with the world’s largest media brands and launch new streaming services to billions of people across the globe and this partnership dramatically expands that scope,” said Erick Opeka, President of Cinedigm Digital Networks. “Fantawild’s innovation and dedication to quality is on par with the world’s top animation companies, which makes its content acquired by the most renowned channels and digital platforms globally. We look forward to building amazing experiences with them that will bring joy to families worldwide.”
“We are excited to partner with Cinedigm, one of the leading streaming entertainment providers and a true innovator in the OTT world. This partnership will be instrumental in our goals delivering and presenting our content to American audiences. Cinedigm is very experienced with savvy marketing and promotion strategies, making us a perfect fit for delivering quality content to kids and families in the United States,” said Daisy Shang, President of Fantawild Animation.
Fantawild’s top animation property is its Boonie Bears series which has extended globally into learning apps and a line of toys and other merchandise. Fantawild has series broadcast on 200 TV stations reaching 300 billion viewers, as well as distribution on media giants such as Nickelodeon, Disney, Sony, Netflix, Hulu, and Discovery Kids.
In addition to being an animation giant, Fantawild is also China’s largest theme park operator with 29 parks currently in operation and 10 more underway. The company is a huge tourist attractor for China and draws in more than 50 million visitors per year.
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