New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures is upping its digital presence with an investment in BeyondTheStory, a New Zealand/London-based company that creates storybook apps and eBooks.
The backing will see the companies produce a collection of educational eBooks based on Pukeko’s preschool series The WotWots.
Originally located in Wellington, New Zealand, BeyondTheStory migrated to the UK in 2009. The digital company specializes in interactive technology, including its Publisher+ platform, which lets users create their own eBooks, 3D books and interactive apps for all formats and devices.
Pukeko recently scored a commission, alongside ITV Studios, for a second series of Thunderbirds Are Go from UK kidsnet CiTV and its parent net ITV. The action-adventure reboot is set for spring debut on ITV and CITV in the UK.