ACK & iRemedi launch Amar Chitra Katha on iPhone and iPod


MUMBAI: ACK Media in partnership with iRemedi Corp has launched Amar Chitra Katha, a collection of illustrated classics that re-tell stories about Indian heroes, on iPhone and iPods for the international market.

Amar Chitra Katha comics like Krishna, Buddha, The Gita, Ashoka, Tales of Saibaba, Shakuntala, Panchantantra Tales, Mirabai, Karna and Bheeshma are now available on iRemedi’s Ether Media, which is a media content delivery solution for the iPhone platform.

iRemedi is ACK Media’s technology partner for the iPhone platform. The comics will be available to the iPhone and iPods users through the Apple iTunes store.

iPhone users can log on to the Apple iTunes store and search by Amar Chitra Katha, iRemedi or by title names. Most titles are available for purchase at $1.99 along with free previews to some titles as well.

ACK Media CEO and founder Samir Patil said, "We are very excited to launch Amar Chitra Katha on iPhone for the International audience. ACK has enthralled millions of people from diverse culture and generations over the past four decades worldwide. With this launch of a wide range of Amar Chitra Katha comics we have taken an important step towards bringing the world of Indian storytelling to the iPhone community. In addition to comics we are looking at creating new applications and games for this platform."

iRemedi CEO and founder Sridhar Bhat added, "This is a historic moment for both ACK and iRemedi. At iRemedi, we are very thrilled to have ACK as our first media partner for our high quality intuitive media app for iPhones and iPods. We always strive to deliver the best experience for the iPhone user community and we are confident ACK’s fans will share our excitement in enjoying ACK comics on the go. For ACK this is a key milestone in bringing the classical Indian mythology and rich culture to the global community instantly in the amazing user experience with iPhones. The Phone’s revolutionary platform brings limitless avenues for various dreams to become."