Digital Media

VOOT wins IBC 2017 Innovation Award for Content Distribution
7:00 pm PDT 18/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Viacom 18’s video-on-demand streaming service VOOT, has won the coveted International Broadcasting Convention 2017 (IBC 2017) Innovation Award for content distribution for its progressive web app (PWA) product- VOOT Lite. IBC, which annually awards the latest innovations in media and technology, recognised VOOT’s pioneering initiative in giving mobile web users an app like experience in consuming digital video. VOOT was the only online video service that was shortlisted for the awards, along with other leading organisations, amongst 190 plus entries … Read More


The big payoff for producers and freelance artists
6:35 pm PDT 15/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The gig economy, starting with India, is in for a major transformation over the next few years. Transcending the realms of the ordinary, GAFX – the new star on the digital media and entertainment horizon is virtually revolutionising the space and making things more exciting for the key stakeholders. For producers, studio owners and freelance artists devoted to creating world-class gaming, animation and VFX work, it’s time to usher in change! GAFX was born from the need to help address … Read More


Cartoon Network launches Ben 10 Alien Experience App, new episodes from 17 September
4:00 pm PDT 12/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Ever wished, you could delve in the world of  Cartoon Network superhero, Ben 10? Now you can, with the brand-new Ben 10 Alien Experience App! With a mobile game, Cartoon Network gives all young fans of the show the chance to be their own superhero and enter the Omniverse. Here’s what you can do with the app: Turn into your favourite alien to fight the evil Zomboso and his robots: Live through Ben’s fun-filled escapades! When Zomboso and his robots come … Read More


Cake to bring key titles to Virgin TV and Kids App in new deal
11:15 am PDT 08/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Leading kids’ entertainment specialist Cake has announced a distribution deal with Virgin TV. The agreement, which totals nearly 500 episodes, will see programmes from Cake’s catalogue airing on Virgin TV Kids’ on demand service, (available to Virgin Media subscribers in the UK and Ireland), and on its brand new kids app which launched on 24 August 2017. Cake CCO and managing director Ed Galton said, “It is exciting to be working with Virgin TV as they expand their offering to … Read More


Videocon d2h ushers a “sunshine of happiness” with own kids services
5:15 pm PDT 07/09/2017 By Swati Panda

Videocon d2h “Asia’s Most Promising DTH service” has packets of happiness not only for kids but also for their parents with its broad range of TV channels for kids infotainment. Kids love a variety of content which matches their psyche like animated cartoons, rhymes shows, mythological characters. AnimationXpress team explored the fascinating world of kids entertainment and we spoke to Videocon d2h CEO Anil Khera about the same. The regular kids channels in Videocon d2h range from Nick, Hungama, Disney … Read More


Hooq and Disney join hands to bring Marvel series to South-East Asia
4:45 pm PDT 07/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Hooq, a video-on-demand service in South-East Asia, has now got exclusive SVOD rights to bring three of Marvel’s latest series – Inhumans, Runaways and Cloak and Dagger – on the same day as the US telecast on their platform for the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore, via a newly inked deal with The Walt Disney Company South-East Asia. While the first chapter of Marvel’s Inhumans has been released last week worldwide in IMAX theatres, the following episodes will then be … Read More


Partnership Summit will showcase why companies want British Columbia as their next Headquarters
2:40 pm PDT 07/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The second annual B.C. India summit in ‘Digital Media and Entertainment’ is all set to roll ahead commencing on the eighteenth of September 2017 in Canada at Vancouver, British Columbia (B.C.) Canada India Business Council is organising it in collaboration with Creative B.C. and the B.C. Ministry of jobs, trade and technology.B.C. is a leading creative hub at the forefront of entertainment technology offering the 3 ‘T’ advantages of – Tax credits, Talent and Time zone. It will be hosted … Read More


Viu releases poster of its upcoming thriller digital series ‘Social’ starring Rana Daggubati
2:00 pm PDT 01/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

As the launch date of Rana ​Daggubati’s social media thriller comes closer, fans can rejoice the release of the new poster of ‘Social’. Raising a lot of expectations, Viu has released the poster featuring the debonair Rana Daggubati illustrating the question whether social media is a boon or a bane. The captivating reveal poster inspires the narrative of how a single click in the digital world can can change a life.Produced by Whacked Out Media and Guru Films, set in … Read More


Popular shows of Cartoon Network to be now shown on Amazon Prime Video
12:41 pm PDT 31/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Mumbai: Turner India and Amazon Prime Video have announced a strategic tie-up that will see Cartoon Network’s popular kids shows play on Amazon Prime Video. This content licensing deal will see Cartoon Network’s Ben 10, Ben 10: Alien Force, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Ben 10 Omniverse, Grim Adventures of Billy Mandy, Johnny Bravo, Powerpuff Girls, Kumbh Karan, Roll No. 21 and Dexter’s Laboratory and many more shows that will play on Amazon Prime Video under the kids and family TV … Read More


‘Netflix is the future and Millarworld could not have a better home’ says founder Mark Miller
5:00 pm PDT 08/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

In the streaming media service space, Netflix is the spearhead. The American internet-based entertainment company plays host to some of the most popular series across the globe. Such is its stature that their acquisition of your company feels like a prestige. Or a “home”. Millarworld can’t stop feeling that way. The Scottish based comic publishing house were recently acquired by the internet giant, and its founder Mark Millar is beaming with elation. He says, “I’m so in love with what … Read More


Amazon India’s ‘Inside Edge’ finds its rental partners in FutureWorks
6:44 pm PDT 13/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Amazon India’s first original series ‘Inside Edge’ went on air this Monday, and while the reviews have been encouraging, FutureWorks were proud to announce to have been chosen as their rental partners. The digital agency has provided with RED Weapon 6K with Cooke S4i lenses which would be used to shoot the first season of Inside Edge by the DoP Sanjay Kapoor.  On the experience of working with FutureWorks he says, “When we first came to FutureWorks, we were looking … Read More


‘Gattu Battu’ music video garners 2.7 million views in just three weeks of its release
6:30 pm PDT 06/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Earlier this year, Nickelodeon launched their original animated series Gattu Battu. Whilst the show has generated respectable viewership, a dance music video featuring the duo was released last month and the records thus far suggest it’s a massive hit. Just over three weeks on from its release, and the video has already accrued 2.7 million views on YouTube, sending Nickelodeon into delirium. A mocap initiative by the channel, the positive response to Gattu Battu show’s title track apparently inspired the … Read More