Espoo, Finland – Rovio Entertainment is bringing its weekly Angry Birds Toons animated series to fans around the world by launching a video distribution channel across all of its Angry Birds game titles on smartphones and tablets.
On the weekend of March 16-17, Angry Birds fans can watch the latest adventures of the birds and pigs through a dedicated channel available in Rovio games, as well as on select video-on-demand channel providers, Smart TVs and connected devices. Additionally, the Angry Birds Toons series will also air on select TV networks around the world.
Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio, said, “We’re delighted to introduce all this through our new channel, with easy and instant access to the stories in the palm of your hand. With over 1.7 billion downloads, we can reach a far wider and more engaged global audience than traditional distribution would allow. Launching the channel, and partnering up with some of the best video-on-demand providers and TV networks, is an important milestone for us on our journey towards becoming a fully fledged entertainment powerhouse.”
Angry Birds Toons will feature 52 episodes, with a new episode released each week, starting March 16 on TV broadcast and March 17 in all Angry Birds apps and on video-on-demand platforms.
In addition, Rovio has partnered with some of the best third party distribution platforms in the world to expand its global reach and drive even greater local engagement. An Angry Birds Toons channel will be available on all of Comcast’s video platforms in the U.S. including Xfinity on Demand, online at Xfinity.com/tv and the Xfinity TV Player app and globally on Samsung Smart TVs at launch, followed by Roku boxes and other platforms.
On March 16, Angry Birds Toons will land on television networks around the globe. Fans can tune in each week to FOX8 in Australia, JEI TV in Korea, ANTV in Indonesia, Cartoon Network in India, MTV3 Juniori and MTV3 in Finland, the Children’s Channel in Israel, 1+1 networks in Ukraine, Gulli and Canal J in France, SUPER RTL in Germany, TV2 in Norway, Canal 13 in Chile and Gloob in Brazil to see the latest Angry Birds Toons episode.