Digital Media

Cox Communications launches video app for kids
11:30 am PDT 28/08/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Cox Communications has begun testing a mobile online video service of its own. Flare Kids, which launched as an iPad app a few days back, looks at offering children free and ad-free access to clips and entire episodes from TV shows like Sesame Street, SpongeBob SquarePants and Doc McStuffins, among others. Flare Kids currently offers content from a across 10 networks and publishers, including PBS Kids, the Disney Channel, Nick Jr. and National Geographic Kids. However, instead of inking licensing … Read More

YouTube collaborates with Subhash Ghai’s WWI to create YouTube Space in Mumbai
11:00 am PDT 20/08/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

India is seeing an emergence of a new generation of YouTube creators who are capturing the color, music, humour, and drama of India more creatively than ever before. In fact, Indian creators are now amongst the top contributors in Asia when it comes to driving time spent on YouTube watching videos. Recently, the country also celebrated milestones for two Indian creators All India Bakchod (AIB) and The Viral Fever (TVF), who reached over one million fans within two years on … Read More

WWE partners Vuclip for ‘Direct-To-Fans’ mobile service
7:45 am PDT 19/08/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Video on demand (VOD) platform Vuclip has partnered with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) to engage WWE fans in emerging markets of the world with video clips on their mobile phones. Through this partnership, Vuclip will make available WWE’s video clips on the Vuclip service in the markets of India, Africa, Middle East and South East Asia. Via this arrangement, WWE fans can stream the following mix of video clips on their mobile devices: match highlights such as Slam of the … Read More

Netflix announces new kids show from DreamWorks Animation
12:00 pm PDT 11/08/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Internet TV network Netflix will introduce a new original series for kids, ‘The New Mr. Peabody And Sherman Show’, from DreamWorks Animation. Mr. Peabody, the smartest dog in the world, and his boy Sherman host a zany late-night comedy show broadcast from their swanky penthouse in front of a live studio audience. Anything can happen in this show jam-packed with segments, musical acts and special guests like outrageous neighbours and hilarious time travelers they meet with the WABAC machine. The … Read More

‘Bangistan’ signs hotstar as digital partner
10:30 am PDT 06/08/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

After Tanu Weds Manu Returns and the multi-starrer hit Dil Dhadakne Do, the forthcoming comic caper Bangistan has signed Star India’s over-the-top (OTT) platform hotstar as digital partner. The partnership will encompass the movie’s marketing initiatives ahead of its nationwide release on 7 August. Using innovative and entertaining content as a means of promoting awareness and expectation for itself, Bangistan has shot wacky videos featuring its lead actors, Riteish Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat in conversation and demonstrations with Cyrus Sahukar. The tongue-in-cheek videos range from a class in homegrown … Read More

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Archie Comics now available on Kindle and ComiXology
1:00 pm PDT 31/07/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

The most talked about hunk in the comic world currently, Archie Andrews with his new funkier cool looks in the new Archie series by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples can now be read across the ComiXology platform. Archie’s digital comic books, graphic novels and also 1,700 single issues will now be available for sale in Kindle Store including Archie Horror and Dark Circle comic series. Archie Comics, ComiXology and Amazon announced yesterday that they have expanded and renewed distribution agreement … Read More

Q2-2015: Facebook Ad revenue up 43%
2:00 pm PDT 30/07/2015 By Tarachand Wanvari

BENGALURU: The Mark Zuckerberg led Facebook, Inc (Facebook) reported a 43 percent increase in advertisement revenue in the quarter ended June 30, 2005 (Q2-2015, current quarter) at US$ 3287 million (94.7 percent of Total Revenue or TR) as compared to the US$ 2676 million (92 percent of TR) in Q2-2014 and a 15.3 percent increase as compared to the US$ 4420 million (93.6 percent of TR) in Q1-2015. As is obvious, advertising revenue, which in any case formed the biggest … Read More

Educational kids’ entertainment app Hopster expands on Apple TV
1:30 pm PDT 22/07/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Educational kids’ entertainment app Hopster continues its successful summer with a few new developments at the London-based company. Hopster launched on Apple TV in the UK this past May, and is now launching on the platform in an additional 100 countries. The app is already live in Australia, the Middle East, South East Asia and India. Hopster on Apple TV offers hundreds of hand-picked episodes of top preschool shows from around the world, and features a special “Discover” mode which … Read More

Kidscreen Awards 2016 calls for entries; incorporates iKids Awards as well
1:00 pm PDT 21/07/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Heading into its seventh year of celebrating excellence in children’s television, Kidscreen Awards 2016 has added a new set of categories to also pay tribute to the market’s best digital media content, products and platforms for kids. The following Digital Categories for Preschool (0 to 5) and Kids (6 and up), which were previously presented separately as iKids Awards, are being incorporated into the Kidscreen Awards program for the first time this year: Best eBook Best Game App (Smartphone) Best … Read More

BRB’s Animakids arrives on YouTube
11:00 am PDT 16/07/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

BRB Internacional has launched the Animakids channel on YouTube, bringing the multi-platform portal ( to the popular Google-owned video site. The channel also widens its offerings by incorporating non-BRB properties into its catalog. Animakids on YouTube makes its premiere with recent BRB productions Bernard, Suckers, Angus & Cheryl as well as episodes of other popular productions such as Iron Kid and Toonbox’s Qumi-Qumi and Shaman’s Quest, both available in Spain and Latin America. The channel will continue to expand and refresh … Read More

otaku-kart-index launches as the first ever online Anime store in India
1:00 pm PDT 15/07/2015 By AnimationXpress Team, a newly established website, has officially launched as the first ever anime store in India, which aims to provide top notch quality and exceptional anime and gaming tees and accessories best suited for every anime enthusiast out there. There are numerous online stores in the market offering a wide variety of clothing and accessories. However, not all offer anime and gaming items. That is why some find it hard to look for a reliable and reputable online store that … Read More

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9 Story Media Signs Three-Program Pact with Hulu
12:30 pm PDT 14/07/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce that it has licensed three animated children’s programs to U.S streaming service Hulu.  The premium streaming service will receive the subscription video on-demand rights to popular animated comedies Get Ace (52 x 11’) and Nerds and Monsters (40 x 11’); along with preschool favourite Joe and Jack (13 x 7’). All three shows will be available to stream in the U.S. on Hulu within the safe, commercial-free Hulu Kids environment. 9 Story … Read More