Siliguri: Ssoftoons, a leading Animation Production House in India, launched their own Animation OTT, SsoftoonsPlus, that offers entertaining Animation content for all age groups.
With over 100 shows in Bengali and 100 in Hindi already created, the platform plans on adding 4 new shows every week in both languages, creating a rich content bank of 500 shows in each language, in the coming months.
As a complete family entertainer, SsoftoonsPlus offers content across genre, from mythology, comedy, folklore, drama, and kid’s content, promoting Indian cultural values and historical knowledge.
With its new OTT platform, Ssoftoons aims to create a niche for themselves as a leading ‘animation for all’ platform with content in multiple regional languages, with socio-culturally rich Indian content.
Sourav Mondal, Co-founder and CEO, Ssoftoons said, “The increasing penetration of the internet and mobile devices, in rural India, is playing a vital role in driving the future of OTT services. Moreover, the rise of 5G will play a massive role in enhancing the mobile experience for users as it becomes even easier to consume content on the go. However, when it comes to animated content, most of it is readily available in Hindi and English while regional content is mostly in dubbed format and may or may not have the socio-cultural connect with viewers across the Indian population.”
Sourav Mondal said, “With SsoftoonsPlus, we aim to directly connect with users across the demography, focusing on regional content that can be accessed through a one-size-fits-all subscription model and a more diverse subscription model, which caters to the populace of different income levels. I think for long-term benefit, OTT service providers must focus on ad delivery optimization, targeting their audiences and monetisation tactics to drive revenue rather than locking viewers in a subscription-based model. Hence, we are thinking of a hybrid model in our near future, keeping the duration of advertisement in the video to a minimum.”
Currently, SsoftoonsPlus is targeting Bengali and Hindi consumers. But soon it will add Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Oriya for our regional viewers.
Ssoftoons will be partnering with YouTube channels and the videos will be launched on Ssoftoons YouTube after a few months of OTT release. The company is also thinking of releasing the content in PODCAST format as the next stage of SsoftoonsPlus.