The deal will allow an expansion of the company's children programming into the UK, The Netherlands, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, among other regions.
Fantawild has announced a partnership with Ottera to expand its linear and VOD reach around the world, in the UK, The Netherlands, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, among other regions. “The ways we deliver content to the audience, as well as media platforms themselves have changed dramatically for the last few years, and different territories are going there with their own speed,” said Daisy Shang, President of Fantawild Animation.
The deal will bring an array of children’s programming to connected TVs, mobile devices and set-top boxes. The company’s Boonie Bears franchise is China’s top animated media property, having the distinction of being the highest rated TV series in the history of CCTV, China’s national TV network. “We are so pleased to partner with Fantawild to extend their distribution reach around the world,” said Stephen L. Hodge, Chairman and co-CEO of OTTera. “Their top-rated programs in China, including the original Boonie Bears, will now be more easily accessible to families on demand and via linear channels.”
The company’s catalog airs on more than 200 TV stations and have garnered more than 300 billion views on streaming services to date. Internationally, the programs have been distributed to more than 120 countries and territories including the US, Italy, Russia, Singapore, and more, including distribution on media giants such as Nickelodeon, Disney, Sony, Netflix, Hulu, and Discovery Kids.
OTTera, based in Los Angeles, is a one-stop white label solution for creatives who build customized VOD and linear outlets. The company will use its global electronic sources to help Fantawild expand in regions outside of China. “We are excited about our partnership with OTTera, who has been a great expertise on the linear channel world market,” Shang said.
The ways we deliver content to the audience, as well as media platforms themselves have changed dramatically for the last few years, and different territories are going there with their own speed.” Daisy Shang President, Fantawild Animation