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Rovio hits 1bn views, preps next Angry Birds

Finland’s Rovio Entertainment’s ToonsTV channel has passed one billion views just seven months after launch.

Angry birdsConcurrently, Rovio is lining up a second season of its Angry Birds Toons original series, a new one featuring the Bad Piggies and a series based around the pink Angry Bird, Stella.

All three will go on ToonsTV, which is also set to launch Stan Lee’s Chakra the Invincible from POW! Entertainment and Graphic India; shorts and specials from Hasbro Studios’ brands; National Geographic Kids’ Amazing Animals; Fraggle Rock from The Jim Henson Company; and Oggy & the Cockroaches, Zig & Sharko and Space Goofs from Xilam Animation.

“Given the size of our reach and our massively engaged audience, it seemed only natural to extend beyond our own storytelling and partner with the best content creators to bring our fans even more fun entertainment,” said Mikael Hed, CEO, Rovio Entertainment.