14th November 2019, Mumbai: EPIC – India’s Storytellers and a showcase for the best India-centric content, announced a content partnership with Amar Chitra Katha – the custodians of India’s greatest stories. As part of the collaboration between two of India’s most popular storytellers, the tales from ACK Media and Tinkle on history, folklore, science, heritage, and culture will be made available on EPIC channel and on the channel’s premium video-on-demand platform EPIC On. The EPIC On app is available across several partnered platforms including App Store, Play Store, Fire TV Stick, Android TV, Apple TV, and Xiaomi’s MI TV.
ACK Media is the creator of several evergreen characters, and series and includes classics like ‘Suppandi & Friends Animated Series’ & ‘Anu Club – Where Learning Meets Fun’. These shows cover a wide array of subjects in a relatable Indian setting that is the hallmark of both brands. The collaboration will also include original ACK Stories as short motion-comics episodes that celebrate India’s greatest stories around our legacy, history, and mythology. The partnership is also aimed at exploring newer formats to build upon the existing vast content bank and IPs of EPIC and Amar Chitra Katha while also synergizing to create original content.
Commenting on the association, Akul Tripathi, Head – Content & Programming, said, “EPIC has always been driven by its goal of showcasing India through unique stories that celebrate the country. Amar Chitra Katha is a legacy and part of every Indian’s childhood. The spirit of both brands are in sync, and the association is a symbiotic, natural progression that opens the door for several interesting opportunities.”
Commenting on the association, Preeti Vyas, President, Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd. said, “Amar Chitra Katha is thrilled to announce its association with EPIC. Both Amar Chitra Katha and EPIC share a common set of core values based on a deep and fierce love for Indian stories, history and culture. We begin our association with content from our popular series Suppandi and Friends, Anu Club and Amar Chitra Katha Stories being hosted on the EPIC On App and look forward to more exciting projects in the near future”