Vividthree launches OTT comic video platform with DarkBox Studio and Lezhin Studio

Promotional material from Vividthree's planned launch of ComicVid. Credit: VividthreePromotional material from Vividthree's planned launch of ComicVid. Credit: Vividthree

Vividthree Holdings said Friday it entered a tie up to create an over-the-top (OTT) comic video platform, called ComicVid, with content creator DarkBox Studio and South Korean webtoons pioneer Lezhin Comics’ film/tv subsidiary Lezhin Studio.

ComicVid will be launched during Singapore Comic Con 2019 on Saturday, Vividthree said in a filing to SGX.

It will be available for download on the Google Play store during the launch and will later be available on IOS, the company said.

Under the deal, DarkBox and Lezhin will contribute intellectual property, including webcomics and webtoons, in a joint effort with Vividthree’s post-production capabilities to create a webcomic offering, the filing said. The new venture may also create new intellectual property, it added.

The ComicVid platform will transform comics into a video-like viewing experience, and will allow comic creators to publish and monetize via merchantizing and other commercial initiatives, the filing said.

The offerings will include DarkBox’s “Silent Horror” webcomic title, Vividthree said.