Toonz and ReachMe.TV Launch New Entertainment Channel for the Young and Young At Heart! At launch, ToonzTV will have a reach of over 100 million monthly viewers in the US, expanding internationally in 2017.
Technopark based Toonz Media Group, the international Animation and Entertainment Company, and Hollywood’s ReachMe.TV, the Mobile Entertainment Network announced the launch of ‘Toonz TV,’ a next generation entertainment channel for the young and young at heart. With the launch, Toonz TV will have a reach of over 100 million US viewers via ReachMe.TV. Toonz TV will feature highly popular international animation catalogue from Toonz, new productions with Toonz and ReachMe.TV as well as growing collections of interactive features and games that incorporate AR and VR and other emerging technologies.
Operating from Toonz’ studio at Technopark in Triravndrum, India, and ReachMe.TV’s New Studio in Hollywood California, Toonz TV will bring together ReachMe.TV’s ground-breaking production and entertainment platform with Toonz’ veteran team of creators in animation and content for kids and families.
“We have wanted a partner who shared our philosophy and experience and could go beyond traditional media production and distribution to re-invent the network model”, said P. Jayakumar, CEO, Toonz Media Group. “ReachMe.TV is the ultimate partner to bring our unique philosophy and talent to life.”
“We all know that the entertainment landscape is changing, and Kids programming is a big part of that evolution”, said ReachMe.TV Co-founder and CEO Lynnwood Bibbens. “Toonz’ immense experience from software development to feature film animation and interactive gaming is a perfect match for our platform and our 100 million plus viewers on the go!”
“Let’s face it… families no longer gather in front of the TV … they need a new way to connect,” said ReachMe.TV Co-founder Ron Bloom. “We believe new entertainment formats and interactive technologies in animation and gaming will provide the ultimate way to bring families back together, and this new relationship with Toonz will help us to be part of that reunion!”
Toonz TV start with a broad lineup of free content, including a Toonz Channel and selection of “bingeable” series on ReachMe.TV’s mobile web platform, featured segments on ReachMe.TV’s Airport Network and as part of the ReachMe.TV hotel network which has a reach of over 750,000 rooms in top tier US hotels. This will be supported by a growing set of features including games, free in-room movie packages, popular downloads, mobile features, all with the goal of providing programming for families on the go. Toonz will also feature select ReachMe.TV programming across its global network.
The companies plan to expand their programming to include game versions of popular series, and other new forms and formats of family entertainment.