Bangalore, India (June 4, 2015) — Newshunt, India’s leading news & eBooks app with over 20 million monthly active users and over 3 billion page views monthly, has partnered with Graphic India, the country’s premier digital comic company focused on creating characters, comics and stories through mobile and digital platforms.
The partnership will build a new comic offering on Newshunt’s successful platform, bringing hundreds of Graphic India’s digital comics to mobile devices across English, Hindi, Tamil, Telegu, Malayalam and other local languages. A vast majority of the comics will be made free for users of Newshunt and supported through advertising.
Vishal Anand, Chief Product Officer of Newshunt, commented “Graphic India’s groundbreaking digital comics and creative content makes them the perfect partner to help Newshunt aggressively scale this new segment on our platform. We are thrilled to be working with them to bring characters and stories like Chakra The Invincible, Devi, 18 Days, Ramayan 3392AD and many more to new comic book readers all across the country through their mobile device.”
Sharad Devarajan, CEO & Co-Founder of Graphic India added, “This amazing partnership with Newshunt will allow us to build a passionate community of superhero, sci-fi and mythology fans through Graphic’s content and characters. To help spark this new comic-culture in India, we will be giving away daily digital comics for free to NewsHunt users across all major Indian languages, reaching millions through mobile phones.”
Graphic’s stories include, Chakra The Invincible, the first superhero for India from legendary Spider-Man and The Avengers creator, Stan Lee; 18 Days, a reimagining of the Mahabharata, by acclaimed Batman comics writer, Grant Morrison; Sholay: Gabbar, featuring the never before seen backstory of cinematic villain, Gabbar Singh; Devi, a female superhero from acclaimed filmmaker, Shekhar Kapur; Ramayan 3392A.D., The Sadhu and many more.
Newshunt is the flagship product of Verse Innovation Pvt. Ltd. Newshunt offers news from over 100 news sources in 12 languages with over 25,000+ articles everyday. iPayy is a unique micro-transaction platform based on carrier billing with access to 700M subscribers across 5 major telcos in India and currently used by 300 digital goods merchants. The company has presence in India, Middle East, and Africa with over 150 employees. Further information is available at www.newshunt.com
Graphic India is a character entertainment company focused on creating leading characters, comics and stories through mobile and digital platforms. Led by media entrepreneur Sharad Devarajan, who is Co-Founder and CEO, Graphic India’s investors include, CA Media LP, the Asian investment arm of The Chernin Group, LLC (TCG) and Start Media, LLC. The company’s partners and investors bring together decades of experience in building businesses in character entertainment, media and India. Graphic believes that India is home to some of the most creative talent in the world, with more than 500 million people under the age of 25 and more than 850 million mobile phone users in the country. The Company’s mission is to create enduring stories and heroes that foster the imaginations and fuel the inspirations of a new globalized generation of youth in both India and around the world. More at www.graphicindia.com