Digital Media

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teases with a futuristic trailer
1:00 pm PDT 24/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Treyarch, the developer behind this year’s instalment of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 has released a teaser trailer which gives us a taste of the tone and premise of the upcoming sequel. The Black Ops 3 teaser opens with the warning, “Mankind’s greatest mistake will be its inability to control the technology it has created.” The trailer gives no glimpse of the gameplay, but talks a lot about the future of mankind and the potential wars and riots waiting … Read More

NASSCOM bats for Net Neutrality
4:30 pm PDT 23/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

One of the major industries to get affected by not having a Net neutral atmosphere is the Indian IT sector and the representative body National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) shared the key highlights of its response to the TRAI consultative paper on Regulatory framework for OTT services. According to NASSCOM, the advent of the Internet, proliferation of mobile telephony, adoption of social media, big data/analytics, cloud, Internet of Things (IoT) etc. combined with the burgeoning growth of … Read More

Marvel’s Daredevil renewed for second season with Netflix; to premiere in 2016
2:30 pm PDT 22/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel Entertainment and Netflix have just announced that Daredevil will receive a second season and it will arrive in 2016! With the first season of “Marvel’s Daredevil” proving a smash success with both audiences and critics, Netflix and Marvel will continue to create further adventures of the Man Without Fear! Doug Petrie (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “American Horror Story”) and Marco Ramirez (“Sons of Anarchy”), who worked closely with executive producers Steven S. DeKnight and Drew Goddard during the first season, … Read More

The Conspiracy against Net Neutrality: Alok Kejriwal
4:00 pm PDT 20/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

What is this brouhaha about pro and anti-net neutrality? I assume you know what net neutrality is. It simply means that consumers should be able to access all web content at the same cost and terms without discrimination. I believe that there is a deeper conspiracy of keeping the net anti–neutral: The Disruption of Disruption In the year 2000, I was invited to a glittering event at The Regal Room (Trident, Mumbai) to attend the first ever ‘Entrepreneur Awards’. I … Read More

Facebook honcho Mark Zuckerberg responds on net neutrality debate in India
7:00 pm PDT 18/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Over the past week in India, there has been a lot written about and net neutrality. I’d like to share my position on these topics here for everyone to see. First, I’ll share a quick story. Last year I visited Chandauli, a small village in northern India that had just been connected to the internet. In a classroom in the village, I had the chance to talk to a group of students who were learning to use the internet. It … Read More

Bee7 and Vserv join forces to facilitate monetisation in India and Southeast Asia
6:30 am PDT 17/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Outfit7’s in-house monetisation and user engagement platform Bee7 has launched a partnership with Vserv, the smart data platform for mobile marketing in India & Southeast Asia, to help solve mobile games monetisation in these markets. Monetisation in India and Southeast Asia has been notoriously difficult due to weak payment infrastructure and low credit card usage, which makes paying for games or in-app purchases practically impossible. The partnership combines Bee7’s unique game wall tool and Vserv’s app monetisation solution - VMAX, thereby enabling … Read More

Netflix: Global service would cut piracy
9:00 am PDT 15/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix, believes a global video-streaming service would cut down on piracy considerably. According to reports, the Netflix boss is in favour of a worldwide service because it would remove the incentive to use a VPN, eliminating the problem at its root. “The VPN thing is a small little asterisk compared to piracy,” Hastings said. “Piracy is really the problem around the world.” “The basic solution is for Netflix to get global and have its content … Read More

9 May will decide the fate of Net Neutrality, as Telecom Ministry sets up panel
6:30 pm PDT 14/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

One of the hottest topics trending right now, Net Neutrality has triggered open debate among the various strata of the society. It means that equal treatment should be given to all Internet traffic with no priority to any person or entity or company based on payment. Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday that a six-member committee had been set up comprising Telecom Ministry officials to examine various aspects of Net Neutrality. The said panel would then submit … Read More

Kids TV & learning platform Hopster globetrots to 100 new territories
12:30 pm PDT 14/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Kids TV & learning platform Hopster has announced its global launch. Following a raft of multi-territory content deals with Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, Millimages, CAKE, and EarthTree Media, the chart-topping kids service will commence the roll-out of a global English-language version to 100 territories beginning in April. The launch will see the easy-to-use educational world for preschoolers arrive in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, India, Dubai, and many more countries across Asia, Africa, and Europe, with over 600 hand-picked episodes from global family … Read More

Netflix readies for launch of new ‘DreamWorks Dragons’ series in June
12:00 pm PDT 14/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge, a new original Netflix show featuring How to Train Your Dragon characters, is set to become available on the streaming service this summer. DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge will see Hiccup and Toothless lead the Dragon Riders past the borders of Berk to discover the mysterious Dragon Eye, an ancient artifact that is being threatened by the thieving Dragon Hunters. The 13-episode action-packed program is scheduled to premiere exclusively on Netflix on 26 June.

Cartoon Network brings its entertainment catalogue to smartphones in Australia
12:00 pm PDT 13/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Episodes of popular shows including Adventure Time, Clarence, Regular Show,The Amazing World of Gumball and Ben 10: Omniverse, can now be enjoyed on Cartoon Network’s live streaming app. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific recently announced a major overhaul of its Cartoon Network Watch and Play app in Australia, allowing Foxtel subscribers to live stream Cartoon Network within the app via a new authenticated service. Subscribers will be able to log-in to the free app using their Foxtel username and password to unlock an array … Read More

Spring is Coming…the leak of the year, ‘Game of Thrones’ now online – illegally!
1:00 pm PDT 12/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Game Of Thrones (GOT), the most popular and critically acclaimed show on HBO – which has been nominated for various prestigious awards and has a huge international fan base – is the recent addition to fall prey to rogue websites. The show’s fifth season, which has been highly anticipated and got the harshest of critics drooling all over it, has been leaked all across the World Wide Web. The first three episodes are already free to watch and up for … Read More