Zinkia at MIPCOM

Zinkia has been present once again at MIPCOM 2017, the largest international content and entertainment market that took place from the 16th to 19th of October in Cannes (France).

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Zinkia has been present once again at MIPCOM 2017, the largest international content and entertainment market that took place from the 16th to 19th of October in Cannes (France).

Zinkia presented the most innovative projects in which the company is working on were announced. Amongst them is the launch and development of Nina and Roberto, the new characters of season 4 of the series Pocoyo, which are obtaining a notable level of success amongst audiences. Nina, a tiny girl who lives in nature, was one of Zinkia’s big bets for the market.

Currently, we can see Nina and Roberto via YouTube’s official Pocoyo channel and YouTube Kids app, and since its release in November 2016 has recorded more than 200 million views.

With a network of 22 channels and broadcast in 18 languages, Pocoyo also has thousands of videos on YouTube, 6 million subscribers and a cumulative number of over 10 billion views.

Zinkia Entertainment will attend the Brand Licensing Europe 2017

To continue its expansion strategy for the international market, Zinkia will attend the most important licensing fair in Europe, Brand Licensing Europe.

Si quieres leer este artículo en español haz clic aquíTo continue its expansion strategy for the international market and seek new growth opportunities, Zinkia will attend the most important licensing fair in Europe, Brand Licensing Europe, which will be held from the 10 to 12th of October this year.

Brand Licensing Europe is one of the region’s leading licensing events and brings together more than 300 leading brand owners with more than 7,500 retailers, licensees and manufacturers. Its goal is for brands to meet current and potential licensees, as well as strategic partners, in addition to networking, see all the new products and launches of the companies, and detect the latest trends in the sector.

For Zinkia is the perfect time to share the new company plans and the new developments it has for the end of 2017 and 2018.

Those interested in contacting the company and arranging meetings can send an email to licensing@zinkia.com

Pocoyo Season 4 has been a great success on YouTube

The most recent season of Pocoyo, which was released on November 25th, 2016 and has been exclusively broadcast on YouTube, has had a resounding success.

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The most recent season of Pocoyo, which was released on November 25th, 2016 and has been exclusively broadcast on YouTube, has had a resounding success.

In its first 15 episodes and two specials (the season consists of 26 episodes), the views have surpassed the expectations of both Zinkia and YouTube. The most viewed video of the new season (click to see it) has already reached more than 10 million views in just 5 months.

Pocoyo Season 4 that is available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish and Castillian Spanish, has achieved more than 200 million views worldwide and more than 900 million minutes have been visualized.

Zinkia has been working for the past 14 months in order to produce the new season with more than 50 professionals, including five American scriptwriters specialized in Children’s content.

The new episodes maintain the characteristic and unique visual language the series is known for. Pocoyo remains loyal to his values of respect, tolerance and friendship.

The episodes reveal a wide variety of stories aimed at kids from 0 to 6, following Zinkia’s plan to increase the core target.

Dogs Can Fly and Zinkia sign a new Licensing & Merchandising agency Agreement in Brazil.

Zinkia’s commitment to international markets is firm. For that reason a Master Agents agreement with the Brazilian company Dogs Can Fly Licensing has been signed, making them the official Licensing & Merchandising agent in Brazil.

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Zinkia’s commitment to international markets is firm. Brazil, where Pocoyo has an outstanding track record, is one of the key territories targeted for international expansion and for this reason, a Master Agents agreement with the Brazilian company Dogs Can Fly Licensing has been signed, making them the official Licensing & Merchandising agent in the country.

The agreement includes the exclusive management of consumer products rights in the categories of toys, textiles, publishing, childcare, Meet & Greet, etc … In addition, Dogs Can Fly Licensing will be responsible for the management of advertising and promotional activities based on the series.

As a result of this alliance, on the 29 and 30th of August, Dogs Can Fly Licensing attended the Expo Licensing Brazil Fair, one of the biggest events in the international licensing sector, representing Zinkia. The fair is attended by more than 800 brands and prominent representatives in the industry such as Hasbro, Mattel, Disney, Warner Bros and Universal amongst others.

At the fair, the company announced its projects for the Brazilian market, which has become one of the territories that generates the most growth for Pocoyo  on YouTube with 1.18 million followers, Brazil has registered the largest number of subscribers in the official Pocoyo channels and has already surpassed 1 billion views.

This is one of the reasons why Brazil is a determining market in the development plan of the Pocoyo brand at an international level. A plan that will be reinforced in the coming months by Zinkia, after formalizing on August 8th, a capital increase of 4,05 million euros.

The market momentum in the area of Licensing & Merchandising, which has developed over 15,000 product references to date, is one of the strategic objectives within this plan; as well as the diversification of the audiovisual catalog, through the development, production and exploitation of other brands owned by the company.

How to foster child development with the use of apps

The expert Zinkia edutainment team identifies the cognitive capabilities that children can improve through the use of applications.

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Enemies or allies? There’s no doubt that mobile applications used correctly can stimulate child development. During the holidays, they are a good alternative foment some of the skills and abilities that are key in childrens  growth milestones.

The expert team at Zinkias edutainment department, has identified key childrens  capabilities that we can improve with the use of specific apps for kids.

  1. To improve REASONING and LOGIC, applications based on association games that differentiate shapes and colors and memory games are recommended… With Pocoyo Shapes children can learn about shapes and properties of geometric figures, while Pocoyo Puzzles improves the capacity of association through solving more than 30 different puzzles.
  2. CREATIVITY and IMAGINATION are stimulated with games of expression that allow children to invent, imagine or create personalized situations. Through Pocoyo Colors,  children can color in their favorite characters, learn to identify tones and drawing and create their own designs from a blank canvas.
  3. The development of GROSS MOTOR SKILLS and the ability to move the body harmoniously are favored with games that invite children to coordinate their movements. Pocoyo Disco offers a wide variety of animated videos and fun songs to dance and sing along with.
  4. The skill of developing FINE MOTOR SKILLS is one of the abilities that is more frequently fostered by with the use of apps. The app Pocoyo Alphabet ABC is a good example.  Children can use their fingers to draw all the letters of the alphabet following a dotted line.
  5. SOCIABILITY is reinforced through imitation activities, team games and those that promote collaboration. In pocoyoworld.com children can participate in games, activities and live a thousand adventures in a world designed just for them.
  6. EMOTION and the expression of feelings can also be encouraged through apps. Pocoyo has the ability to provoke a strong emotional connection with children. With the Talking Pocoyo app, the character becomes a virtual friend with whom children interact: they can play with him, tickle him etc…
  7. CALCULUS concepts can be established from very early ages through applications that promote literacy and the assimilation of concepts such as defining quantities or the grouping of objects. Pocoyo numbers is an app designed to learn numbers and start counting while having fun. With Pocoyo and the subtraction Game, children can have fun with their favorite characters while practicing simple math subtractions.
  8. Last but not least, LANGUAGE and ORAL COMPREHENSION are united in vocabulary games and pictograms. With Pocoyo First Words children can learn the names of animals, everyday objects, meals, etc., while drawing the letters of the words.

All of these applications are targeted to children from 2 to 5-years old and can be downloaded for free in Google Play and App Stores.

Zinkia wants to grow in the Japanese market

Looking to expand the presence of its popular Pocoyo brand in the Japanese market, Zinkia has sewn up a master agent deal with Japanese media and marketing company Aqui Media.

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Looking to expand the presence of its popular Pocoyo brand in the Japanese market, Zinkia has closed a master agent deal with Japanese media and marketing company Aqui Media, founded by the spaniard Jesús Perezagua.

As a result of the deal, Japanese audiences will gain access to Pocoyo’s first three seasons through platforms managed by Aqui Media, including linear TV and streaming subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) app for mobile devices.

The alliance also includes the exclusive management of licensing rights across a wide variety of categories such as toys, publishing and apparel. Aqui Media will also be responsible for carrying out local promotions, meet- and- greets, advertising and live show events of Pocoyo.

The deal is part of Zinkia’s strategy to achieve a global repositioning of Pocoyo which includes activity in 12 key territories, including Japan.

Jesus Perezagua, Aqui Media’s founder and CEO, remarked: “The collaboration with Zinkia to introduce and develop Pocoyo as a brand in the Japanese market is one of Aqui Media’s primary objectives. Pocoyo‘s high production values added to its educational and entertaining profile fits perfectly with Aqui Media’s media proposal, as it does with our company mission to offer the Japanese preschool audience the best selection of international content available.

It is our aim to provide our public with activities that will enable them to discover and enjoy music, dance and arts, allowing them to thrive as global individuals and to grow up in an environment of tolerance.”

Now you can watch the new video clip “A message from Nina” from Conecta Kids featuring Pocoyo and his friends

After the success of the videoclips “El cumple de Pocoyo” (Pocoyo’s birthday), “Un chef genial”( a great chef) and “El reggaetón de los animales” (animal reggaeton)  that have accumulated along with their respective trailers more than 22 million views on YouTube, “El Mensaje de Nina” (A message from Nina) has arrived!

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After the success of the videoclips “El cumple de Pocoyo” (Pocoyo’s birthday), “Un chef genial”( a great chef) and “El reggaetón de los animales” (animal reggaeton)  that have accumulated along with their respective trailers more than 22 million views on YouTube, “El Mensaje de Nina” (A message from Nina) has arrived!  – the new song from Conecta Kids with Pocoyo and his friends. The millions of Pocoyo fans are in luck because this new song is dedicated to Nina, the series new character who joins the adventures of Pocoyo. Nina comes from a microscopic world from which she can enter and leave at will and has the capacity to increase and decrease her size. She is funny, she dresses in green and speaks her own language although it is not a problem for her to communicate with others. Nina is clever, uninhibited and is always followed by her pet, Roberto, the robot.

As in the previous videos, for the first time Pocoyo and his friends interact with real life characters in a videoclip.

Conecta Kids and Pocoyo have had several previous collaborations. Pocoyo starred in the videoclips of the songs “Conéctate al verano en Clan” (connect with summer on Clan) and “Halloween”, which have accumulated 32 million views on YouTube and at the time, were among the 10 most viewed music videos on Youtube in Spain in 2015.

Conecta Kids are currently on tour celebrating Pocoyo’s Birthday in which they sing all their hits with the participation of Pocoyo and his friends in a great show to enjoy with the entire family. For Christmas Pocoyo and Conecta Kids have planned the release of a joint album, that will include all the songs and videos that they have performed together throughout the year.

Zinkia launches its new website

Zinkia has redesigned its corporate website, with a modern and attractive design, offering its users a more simple and accessible navigation from any device.

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Image WS1Zinkia has redesigned its corporate website, with a modern and attractive design, offering its users a more simple and accessible navigation from any device.

The purpose of Zinkia’s new website is being in contact with its public and that they can find the information that interests them in an easy, agile and effective way.

Among the new sections of the site, highlights the Press section, where customers, shareholders and interested people can find the latest news related to the organization and its brands.

In addition, users will be able to consult all the relative information about the company, such as its brands, its financial reports and the stock information. At same time, people who are interested in working at the company, can apply from Zinkia’s website to the available vacancies.

The launch of the new website will be on July 1 of this year, to see it go to:  http://www.zinkia.com/en

Pocoyo is on tour in Portugal!

Pocoyo is on tour in Portugal with two live shows, the Panda Festival and Heróis da TV, which will take place during the months of June and July, and throughout 2017 respectively.

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Pocoyo is on tour in Portugal with two live shows, the Panda Festival and Heróis da TV, which will take place during the months of June and July, and throughout 2017 respectively.

In this new edition, the Panda festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary with the presence of the most beloved characters of the Panda channel on stage, amongst which is Pocoyo.

The celebration will take place on the 24th and 25th of June in the Estádio do Mar in Matosinhos, the 30th of June and the 1th and 2th of July in the Parque dos Poetas in Oeiras, and finally on the 9th of July in the Estádio de Leira in Leira.

It will be six days of festivities and activities, with incredible shows full of color, dance, music and fun, the perfect plan for children and their families to enjoy. For more information and to obtain festival tickets go to www.canalpanda.es

Heróis da TV is a live show where the filming of a talent contest is recreated, in which, during an hour and a half, the audience will be able to see four of their favorite characters perform, including Pocoyo.

The competitors, 3 Porquinhos, Winx, Vila Moleza and Pocoyo, are the Heróis da TV in this talent contest, whose driving forces are the music and audience interaction, actively participating as part of the recording of this “TV program”.

Heróis da TV is an innovative format in which children and their families will spend a fun time choosing the winner of the talent contest, in which Pocoyo will stand out with many of his musical hits.

Pocoyo Run&Fun app has been highlighted wordlwide

Two months since the Pocoyo Run&Fun launch, the app developed by Zinkia has been highlighted worldwide on Google Play, the official app store for the Android operating system, operated and developed by Google.

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Two months since the Pocoyo Run&Fun launch, the app developed by Zinkia has been highlighted worldwide on Google Play, the official app store for the Android operating system, operated and developed by Google.

With more than 500.000 downloads  and a punctuation of 4.3 stars with more than 1000 reviews, Pocoyo Run&Fun has become in a short time in one of the favorite apps for children and adults as well.

Pocoyo Run&Fun is a fun and exciting game to play with POCOYO.

It is an Endless run game made for children with simple controls, easy to play but with depth of gameplay.

Pocoyo Run&Fun has a colorful visual design and a wide variety of objectives and missions that will unlock achievements and rewards.

The latest POCOYO App will lead for sure a hundreds of hours of speed, laughter and fun.

Pocoyo Run&Fun is available for free on Google Play and the Apple Store for mobile devices.

Zinkia is one of the world’s top developers of mobile content for kids, gaining more than 27 million downloads worldwide.