TAIPEI, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Media Animation, the Taiwan-based animation studio, today announces the beta version of TomoNews, its English-language website and mobile app for distributing animated news to the US market.
TomoNews marks a significant expansion into the US market by Next Media Animation. Each day, TomoNews will publish up to 20 animated news stories, covering US and world events. These stories will tackle breaking news, combining animation with video footage to help viewers visualize and quickly understand headline events as they unfold.
In addition, TomoNews will animate the most talked-about WTF stories on the internet. The craziest, weirdest, most unexpected stories will get an additional twist with our animations and snarky personality. And finally, TomoNews will continue animating satire, bringing to viewers the unique brand of humor for which the Taiwanese Animators are known.
Next Media Animation has expanded outside its home market of Taiwan and Hong Kong because overseas audiences have proven receptive to animation news. To date, NMA animated news has garnered more than 130 million views. The Japanese-language version of TomoNews launched in April 2013 and has accumulated more than 20 million views in Japan.
"News consumers are pressed for time and audiences are shifting to mobile," Content Development Director Michael Logan said. "As such, news organizations that can tell stories quickly, succinctly and visually will win viewers. We believe our fast animation capability and unique storytelling style allows us to do just that."
About Next Media Animation | www.nma.com.tw
Next Media Animation is one of the largest full-service, digital animation studios in Asia with more than 500 creators and artists based in Taipei, Taiwan. Next Media Animation was founded in 2007 as a unit of Next Media Limited, Hong Kong's largest publicly listed Chinese-language print media company and publisher of Apple Daily and Next Magazine. It provides animated news graphics to media outlets around the world in industry-leading turnaround times.
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