IDT Internet Mobile Group, had acquired controlling interest in IDW Publishing, publishers of such tiles as 30 Days of Night, CSI, Star Trek, 24, Transformers, and so on. IDT has also formed Zedge Studios to develop and license digital content for distribution through the web and mobile platforms, which pretty much means IDT is gearing up for a serious campaign to get IDW’s pantheon of content online.
Moshe Berger, formerly CEO of IDT Entertainment, which was sold to Liberty Media in 2006, is now working towards making IDT’s Internet Mobile Group an industry leader. “We have seen the explosion of digital content, especially user-generated content, over a variety of platforms,” said Mr. Berger, IMG CEO and head of Zedge Studios. “This is what the new generation of consumers craves. Our intention is for Zedge Studios to become the worldwide destination for content on the web and on mobile devices. IDW Publishing’s stellar reputation in the comics and graphic novel arenas and its emphasis on original intellectual properties in the action and horror genres are a perfect fit for Zedge Studios. Working closely with IDW’s brilliant management and creative team will bring us one step closer to achieving our global goal.”
In other words, the big companies are finally starting to realize the web and mobile devices are viable mediums for delivery and now want a piece of the pie web comic creators have been feasting on these last several years. It is even more interesting that the push for online/mobile content from big companies like DC and IDW comes on the heals of Apple’s recently released iPhone, which has the capability to surf the web very easily.