Wattpad Webtoon renews deal with Indonesian streaming service Vidio

Wattpad Webtoon renews deal with Indonesian streaming service Vidio

Wattpad Webtoon Studios has announced that it'll be renewing its agreement with the Indonesian streaming platform Vidio!

Wattpad, the globally-renowned platform with 90 million readers and users, is known for its database of original stories that have led to successful adaptations – including Netflix's The Kissing Booth. It was announced earlier in June that it would combine with digital comic platform WEBTOON to establish Wattpad Webtoon Studios for the production of film, series, and books. This came after Wattpad's acquisition by WEBTOON's parent company, Naver.

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Five more stories from Wattpad are slated to be produced by Vidio in conjunction with local Indonesian producer Screenplay Films. The stories are 'Married With Senior' written by @Cintaprita, 'Danielle and Nicolette' by @Matchamallow, 'My Ice Girl' by Pitsansi, 'My Nerd Girl' by @Aidahharisah, and 'Mari Jangan Saling Jatuh Cinta' by @Kiranada. Each of these stories has received tens of millions of reads on the platform.

The highly successful series 'Turn On', which garnered 10 million views in the first quarter of 2021, will also be renewed for a second season. 

“The Wattpad Webtoon Studios model is all about listening to fans and creating the entertainment they want," said Aron Levitz, president of Wattpad Webtoon Studios.

"Vidio and Screenplay have truly embraced our innovative approach, and the results are clear: record-breaking success and a growing fandom."

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