ACK Media, India’s leading entertainment and education company has partenered iRemedi Corp for content delivery on iPhone . The first publication being made available on iPhone and iPods by them for the international audience is Amar Chitra Katha, a collection of illustrated classics that retell the enchanting stories about Indian Heroes.
Popular Amar Chitra Katha Comics are now available on iRemedi’s Ether Media , an innovative media content delivery solution for the iPhone platform. This launch will allow the iPhone community to enjoy full color high-resolution art and story in an award winning and intuitive user interface from iRemedi. The offering will be beavailable to the iPhone and iPod users through the Apple iTunes store.
Amar Chitra Katha (ACK), ever since its inception in 1967, has sold more than 90 million copies of 400+ titles across Indian myth, epics, history and fables. ACK brings alive the Indian story telling tradition through a unique blend of commentary,dialogue and illustrations in comic format. The Indic art style and vibrant compositions lends a sense of drama thus elevating the experience of storytelling. ACK comics have been an integral part of generations of readers inspiring them with deep rooted culture and values thus making it a ‘one of itskind’ cultural phenomenon.
iPhone users need to log on to the Apple iTunes stores and search by Amar Chitra Katha or iRemedi or by the title names. Most titles are available for purchase at $1.99 along with free previews to some titles as well.
Speaking at the launch, Samir Patil, CEO and Founder of ACK Media said, “W eare very excited to launch Amar Chitra Katha on iPhone for the International audience. ACK has enthralled millions of people from diverse culture and generations over the past four decades worldwide. With this launch of a wide range of AmarChitra Katha comics we have taken an important step towards bringing the world of Indian storytelling to the iPhone community. In addition to comics we are looking at creating new applications and games for this platform”.
Sridhar Bhat, CEO and Founder of iRemedi said “This is a historic moment for both ACK and iRemedi. At iRemedi, we are very thrilled to have ACK as our first media partner for our high quality intuitive media app for iPhones and iPods. We always strive to deliver the best experience for the iPhone user community and we are confident ACK’s fans will share our excitement in enjoying ACK comics on the go. For ACK this is a key milestone in bringing the classical Indian mythology and rich culture to the global community instantly in the amazing user experience with iPhones. The iPhone’s revolutionary platform brings limitless avenues for various dreams to become”.