Digital Media

Yahoo to replace Google as default US Firefox search engine this December
10:20 am PDT 20/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Yahoo Inc said on Wednesday it struck a deal to be the default search engine on the Firefox web browser on desktop PCs and mobile devices in the United States, replacing market leader Google Inc. The deal between Yahoo and Firefox maker Mozilla Corp will start in December and is set to last for five years tenure, Yahoo said. It was not immediately clear how the agreement will affect Yahoo’s existing arrangement with Microsoft Corp, whose Bing search engine currently … Read More


‘Snapcash’- now send money through the phone application!
1:15 pm PDT 18/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Snapchat have announced a partnership with mobile payments service Square to introduce Snapcash, a payments feature that will enable you send across money to your friends or relatives through this amazing messaging app. Right now the service is available only in United States for all the users who are above 18 years of age. None of the personal credit card information will be stored by Snapchat servers. The credit card information will be taken by Square. In May, Snapchat settled with the … Read More


WhatsApp disables read receipts feature for Android users
1:00 pm PDT 18/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The much in news controversial feature for the WhatsApp users, i.e. the read receipts; the blue ticks that showed up whenever the users read the messages from the messaging app, now has the option of disabling the feature. The update is available through its official website and is currently available only for Android users. The feature that started rolling out worldwide last week was criticised heavily by the users as it invaded their privacy by revealing the fact that they … Read More


Worldoo.com Joins Hands with Amitabh Bachchan In Revolutionizing Internet For Kids!
12:30 pm PDT 18/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Mr. Amitabh Bachchan has decided to endorse and revolutionize the use of internet for kids by joining hands with worldoo.com, India’s first online ecosystem for kids. It is designed for kids between 6-12 years of age. Worldoo.com has invited children, parents and educators to contribute in building the new-look platform in this first-of-its kind initiative. The feedback campaign aptly named Let’s Build, was launched in association with Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. “The internet space is constantly evolving and has proved to be … Read More


Discovery, Sony Network to distribute content via PlayStation Vue
7:30 pm PDT 17/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Discovery and Sony Network Entertainment International LLC (SNEI) have announced a new agreement for the distribution of the former’s portfolio of programming to US audiences on PlayStation Vue, SNEI’s new cloud-based TV service that aims to reinvent the television experience. PlayStation Vue will begin an invite-only beta during November with commercial launch to come during the first quarter of 2015. The deal encompasses 18 Discovery networks and services, including all 13 US networks as well as next-generation digital entertainment from … Read More


Rajshri Entertainment launches ‘Peekaboo’, an online animation channel for kids
6:45 pm PDT 17/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Rajshri Entertainment, the digital entertainment studio, has launched an animated nursery rhymes video channel called ‘Peekaboo’ on YouTube. It’s a kids channel on digital media with HD animation content. The videos can be viewed across various devices like desktops, laptops, tablet computers and mobile phones. “Kids across the world are consuming a huge amount of animation content on desktops, laptops, tablet computers and mobile phones. This is a great source of entertainment and education for them. Peekaboo promises to be a … Read More


DQE launches two YouTube channels
12:00 pm PDT 14/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

DQE, the global entertainment production and Distribution Company, today announced the launch of two YouTube channels as part of its new digital media strategy. The channels, Power Kids and Tiny Toonz have been created in association with a leading multi-channel network (‘MCN’), Whacked Out! Media (WOM). Powerkids will showcase animated content for children aged five and above while Tiny Toonz will be targeting young children. DQE also plans to launch its content and games on other popular digital platforms such … Read More


DHX Media and China’s CNTV to launch new children’s content platform
11:30 am PDT 10/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

DHX Media, a key player internationally in the creation of content for families and children, has announced its entrance into a cooperation agreement with China National Television (CNTV), the new-media broadcast division of China Central Television (CCTV), China’s state broadcaster, to launch a new streaming service exclusively dedicated to offering DHX’s children’s entertainment content across multiple platforms nationally in China. In the revenue sharing deal, DHX will provide more than 700 half hours of children’s content initially for the new … Read More


PM Modi encourages use of social media for his ‘Mann ki Baat’ broadcasts
9:30 am PDT 07/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has won acclaim for his monthly ‘Mann ki Baat’ broadcasts on All India Radio, wants people to use social media to tell him about their views and experiences on dealing with the menace of drugs for his next broadcast. Modi said the link of the MyGov Open Forum for sharing comments, ideas, views and past work by NGOs in the area is http://mygov.in/groupissue/tackling-the-drug-menace-in-india/show . In a series of Tweets, he said: “If you have a … Read More


Cartoon Network Enterprises and PepperScript come together to launch comics
1:30 pm PDT 06/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE), the licensing and merchandising division of Turner International India, has partnered with PepperScript Publishers to bring back its evergreen characters through new comic books. The pre-order of the comic books has commenced and will be sold exclusively through the e-commerce platform Amazon for the year 2014. The Cartoon Network comic books will be based on their classic franchises and will be called ‘Remix’. Turner International India MD South Asia Siddharth Jain said in a press statement: … Read More


What are those blue check marks on your WhatsApp?
1:00 pm PDT 06/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

WhatsApp, now owned by social media giant Facebook has recently updated its app to indicate that the recipient has read your message. The update has been rolled out on Google Play Store and iStore and both OS users can now use the feature starting today. This has also been confirmed by the official website and is seen on its FAQ section. The blue colour is also reflective of the fact that the social media giant is finally showing its true … Read More


Disney Movies Anywhere now available on Android
2:00 pm PDT 05/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

In the month of February this year, Disney unveiled its Movies Anywhere service and iOS app that offered a free digital copy of The Incredibles to anyone who created a new account and linked it with their iTunes account. Finally, the wait is over for all the Android users as The Walt Disney Studios and Google Play have announced that their partnership will now enable millions of Android crowd in the US to enjoy their favourite Disney, Pixar and Marvel titles through the … Read More