21 February 2022. Award-winning Singapore and UK-based animation company Omens Studios has partnered with global video content distribution platform VlogBox to further extend the reach of Omens’ hit series with two brand new AVOD and SVOD apps.
The initial roll out via VlogBox sees free, ad-supported and SVOD apps for the internationally loved series Leo the Wildlife Ranger and Counting with Paula launch globally with Roku, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV. The apps will include 11’ episodes and curated content from Leo the Wildlife Ranger and Counting with Paula as well as bonus content from each series such as ‘best of’ Leo and an additional 20 x 2.5’ of nursery rhymes for the Counting with Paula app.
Harry Teper, Managing Director, Omens Studios London, said: “Leo the Wildlife Ranger and Counting with Paula have garnered a loyal global fanbase and this exciting partnership with VlogBox will offer international audiences a new avenue to access our content. As our first apps launch in the AVOD and SVOD space, VlogBox is the ideal collaborator for Omens, with its team’s unparalleled experience, and we look forward to developing additional offerings with them for families around the world.”
“Omens Studios is a bottomless source of creativity and inspiration for our team, and we’re happy the company has joined our mediahouse. We believe that with access to the majority of US households, Omens Studios will increase their audience and grow more fans thanks to the engaging content,” adds Nick Platonenko, CEO at VlogBox.
Leo the Wildlife Ranger’s first season has sold in over 50 countries globally, and the second season of the adventure series won Best Preschool Program at the Asian Academy Creative Awards 2021 and was awarded the silver winner for Series – Television at the 2021 Telly Awards. The series aims to encourage knowledge and appreciation of wildlife and nature and to develop eco-awareness in young children. Aimed at 3–6-year-olds, the show features Junior Rangers Leo and Katie and their loyal canine companion Hero, on their quest to learn more about the beautiful animals and plants that surround us on this planet.
Counting with Paula, aimed at children aged 3-6, is currently available in over 50 territories and follows six-year-old Paula and her friends making learning about numeracy, literacy and social development skills fun, easy and entertaining. The series features Paula along with friends – Tim, Billy, Chalkie, Calc and the Numbers as they go on exciting adventures to colourful and exotic places, where they solve problems and make new friends.
About Omens Studios
Omens Studios, headed by CEO Chi Sim Tang, is an award-winning animation and interactive studio built for the digital age, creating fun characters and engaging stories that resonate with kids of all ages. With offices in Singapore, Malaysia, the U.K., the U.S.A. and China, Omens Studios creates brands and produces and distributes content to fans across the globe.
Omens Studios’ award-winning preschool slate includes 3D animated series Counting with Paula and Leo the Wildlife Ranger – both of which have sold to key broadcasters internationally.
The company has recently expanded its global footprint opening an office in London headed by Managing Director Harry Teper. The new office has a specific remit of creating global brands for the company’s IP through distribution, co-production, marketing and digital activity. It will also act as Omens’ pre-production hub with all new IP development – and some production – being managed out of the UK. The first two projects out of the London office are brand new titles for a gender-neutral kids demographic: Amy & the Afterlife, and Dragon Lizzardo.
VlogBox is a global video content distribution and monetization platform helping animation studios, movie content companies, and independent video content creators reach their audiences across the OTT/CTV environment. With over 1000 live CTV apps and channels under their belt, VlogBox allows video creators to reach audiences across top CTV streaming platforms, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Android TV. From hosting, encoding, and video content streaming to custom app development, as well as efficient monetization and advertising, VlogBox provides fully-fledged content distribution services.