Netflix has purchased StoryBots, the kids’ educational brand established by Evan and Gregg Spiridelli, the founders of JibJab. The Spiridellis have inked an agreement with Netflix to extend the StoryBots brand into new regions, comprising a short-form specials and series, media claimed. StoryBots has turned out to be a great success for the streaming platform till now. Ask the Storybots, the Netflix Original series, which made an entry in 2016, won 3 Daytime Emmys.
“Along with Netflix, our aim is to make StoryBots the top educational entertainment service for linked families and kids all over the world. We view this as once-in-a-life chance to convey something very good into the globe,” claimed the Spiridelli brothers to the media in an interview.
For those who are not aware of kids’ television, the StoryBots are a team of 5 creatures who “reside in the realm below our TVs.” Think of it as a less yellow, less obnoxious version of Minions with a taste of Sesame Street. Targeted towards pre-school kids, the StoryBots educate children about dinosaurs, space, and other topics including bedtime.
On a related note, Netflix earlier declared that it is bringing “studio quality” sound to its users. The firm is elevating its audio bitrate to almost 768 kbps for Dolby Atmos and almost 640 kbps on gadgets that support 5.1 surround sound—although you will require being a Premium user for that.
It is also conveying adaptive streaming, a function it has long employed for video, to your speakers. Hence, your audio bitrate will be dependent on device performance limitations and network conditions. You can browse all Web Series Reviews here. The aim is to make the sound more immersive, crisper, and to “bring the user nearer to the story.” It also assists out consumers with slower connectivity, since the feature can scale down audio quality, rather than just stopping the video and obliging it to re-buffer.