Zhejiang Zhongnan Animation Co. Ltd. (Zoland Animation) has partnered with France’s M.E.I. Group to launch ZOKAST KIDS.TV, a new SVOD platform catering to children of all ages. Announced at MIPCOM, the service is starting its beta trial shortly, with an official launch planned for the end of the year.
Commented Mr. Wu, Chairman of Zhejiang Zhongnan Animation: “We are very excited about Zokast Kids.TV because this is an excellent platform to bridge culture and creativity between China and the rest of the world. Through our partnership with M.E.I. Group, we look forward to launching a well-developed digital service where kids not only can be entertained watching our wide range of programmes, but also gain knowledge and hopefully, become better individuals as a result.”
ZOKAST KIDS.TV will offer up to 1,000 hours of programs suitable for all children’s age groups in a safe environment. In addition to the variety of titles and quality animated series, the platform aims to engage young viewers with interactivity, games and engaging content. M.E.I. Group has been tapped as a digital leader, and the SVOD will tap its FlameFy and OKAST solutions for smart video streaming utilizing big data analysis to create a modern, rich and friendly experience for kids.
“We’re thrilled to be partners on such an exciting project with one of the most recognized studios in the Chinese children’s animation industry,” said M.E.I. Group CEO Cedric Monnier. “Children are our future and there is a strong demand for a premium streaming platform embracing video, games and products. We’re establishing here an innovative OTT service with the use of artificial intelligence technologies to empower collected data and then deliver a very personalized and educational experience to kids.”
The platform will launch first in Southeast Asia in English and Chinese, followed by a rollout in North America and worldwide in additional languages, including French, German, Italian, Neutral Spanish and Dutch. ZOKAST will be available for multiple devices.
Zoland Animation can be found at MIPCOM booth P-1.G