Introducing TomoNews, the New Brainchild of the Taiwanese Animators
TAIPEI, Aug. 20, 2013
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
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."
TomoNews is available on the web (http://us.tomonews.net/) and via apps from
iTunes and Google Play. It's also available on Youtube.
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
Julie Huang, International Marketing Manager
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