Digital Media

Sony launches new ‘Amazing Spiderman 2′ AR effect app
4:00 pm PDT 26/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Sony has launched a new AR app for its movie ‘Amazing Spiderman 2’ where people can download the app and have their snaps clicked with Spiderman. The app allows the users to pose with their favourite superhero. This app works with Sony’s Social Smart Camera app installed with AR Effect Camera app running on android 4.3+ Xperia devices. The AR effect app allows one to move Spider-Man left and right and rotate him to whichever direction to help him strike a pose. Resize the superhero so … Read More

Flipkart raises $600 mn in another round of investments; is now valued at nearly $10 billion
2:15 pm PDT 25/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

India’s largest e-commerce website Flipkart has raised close to $600 million in a fresh round of investments to boost and fend off its competitors like Amazon and Snapdeal. The company is now believed to be valued at around $10 billion with each investor devoting $50-100 million into the website revealed a source to TOI. This is the third round of investment for the company in this year itself with the previous two investments seeing $210 million and $1 billion respectively. … Read More

Kabillion finalises deal with Cablevision’s Optimum TV
4:30 pm PDT 24/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Having originally launched in 15 million homes in 2007 and recently finalizing deals with FullBottle, VHX and Clokey Productions for Gumby, Kabillion, the only independently owned VOD network ranked among the Top 10 Kids Free On Demand networks in the US, announced that the company has finalised a deal with Cablevision’s Optimum TV and is now available in over 50 million homes in the US. This marks a three fold increase since launch for Kabillion, an Emmy Award-winning network owned … Read More

Corus and Kin Community Partner look to Expand Global YouTube Presence for Nelvana Library
4:00 pm PDT 24/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Corus Entertainment’s animation and distribution company Nelvana has appointed Santa Monica-based digital media company Kin Community to manage and optimise its content offerings on YouTube. The partnership will leverage Kin’s expertise in the non-linear space to expand Nelvana’s global presence on YouTube channels and drive engagement with its key brands, including Max & Ruby, Franklin and Friends, Babar and The Adventures of Badou and The Berenstain Bears. The agreement follows Corus’ recently announced strategic partnership with Kin Community that created Kin Canada. Kin Canada combines Kin Community’s Canadian creators and audience with Corus’s … Read More

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 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, India’s first online ecosystem for kids. It is designed for kids between 6-12 years of age. 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