Digital Media

Netflix will now allow users to download and watch content offline
5:00 pm PDT 02/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

In the age of online streaming of videos, which is on the verge of putting traditional cable connections to the side, Netflix is definitely a name to be known. From just playing different IPs over their platforms, they have come up with their very own IPs like Narcos, Stranger Things and more, that have been extremely well received by the audiences worldwide. While the company had earlier announced that they will never get into anything offline with their content, it came … Read More

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Kids’ online streaming comsumption on a steep surge, says report
10:45 am PDT 01/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

With the digital age blooming throughout the globe, the modes of consumption of entertainment also varies now from what we had. Not long ago, the electronic media (mainly television) was the main source of entertainment for kids which is now being quickly taken over by online streaming services. With the smartphone penetration on a rise even in India, various OTT service providers have sprung up and are already flourishing. Apart from OTT services like Amazon Prime, VOOT, applications like YouTube … Read More

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Amazon Prime Video to become the exclusive subscription video streaming platform for TV Asahi’s Japanese anime content.
6:00 pm PDT 24/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Amazon today announced its alliance with Japan-based TV Asahi Corporation which will make Amazon Prime Video India the exclusive subscription streaming home for some of TV Asahi’s kids toons – Doraemon, Shin-chan, and Ninja Hattori which will be available together in the territory for the first time ever on a video streaming platform. “Amazon Prime Video in India aims to be home to a diverse mix of beloved kids’ content and be the preferred entertainment choice for kids in India,” … Read More

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Joint venture by Cake and Diagonal View launched to produce kids content for digital space
3:15 pm PDT 21/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE and digital content producer and distributor, Diagonal View have announced the launch of a joint venture to produce and distribute kids content for the digital space. The new company, called Popcorn Digital, will produce kids’ content specifically for exploitation across global online media platforms, such as YouTube, with the intention that certain IP’s created for digital AVOD platforms internationally, will crossover into the linear space. CAKE, CCO and MD, Ed Galton said, “CAKE has been searching … Read More

Warner Bros. acquires Machinima in an undisclosed deal
3:00 pm PDT 18/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Warner Bros. seems to be pushing its digital boundaries as the company has just announced their acquisition of Machinima, the hit video service which caters to the gamers. Warner Bros. was already an investor in the company along with few others. Now that Warner Bros. has acquired the gaming and fandom-related company, Machinima will be absorbed in the Warner Bros. Digital Networks, which was launched in June in an attempt to take the company’s digital and over-the-top (OTT) video services … Read More

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Kids friendly app launched by YouTube in India
1:00 pm PDT 10/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Seems like Viacom 18’s OTT platform VOOT which had been the only platform in the market offering kids content on-the-go just got a competition as YouTube announced the launch of YouTube Kids in India, an app designed keeping children and parents in mind. The official YouTube Kids app is designed for curious little minds and is a simple app where kids can browse channels and playlists in four categories – Music, Shows, Learning and Explore. The free app is now … Read More

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PlayStation Vue will bid adieu to all Viacom channels from 11 November
4:00 pm PDT 09/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

It seems that the online streaming services which are on the rise given the advent of digital media have already started running into problems. Sony has announced that it will be dropping all channels of Viacom from their online streaming service, PlayStation Vue. Some of the channels that will no longer be available for the users of PlayStation Vue are CMT channels, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV channels, Nickelodeon channels, Spike, Tr3s, TV Land, VH1 and more. The development will come … Read More

Toonz Media Group and Herotainment sign strategic partnership to launch digital series based on ‘Smighties’
6:00 pm PDT 04/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

India based Toonz Studios, the flagship division of pre-eminent media company Toonz Media, has signed a strategic partnership with the New York based transmedia and entertainment company Herotainment. The partnership sees Toonz and Herotainment, creators of the popular collectible brand, Smighties, extend the property into a digital series named ‘Smighties’ based on the extremely characters. The 39×7’ series is targeted at kids of age group four to seven years and will be launching in summer 2017 on Toonz’s globally popular … Read More

nexGTv acquires global digital rights to animated Ramayana from HT Media
12:00 pm PDT 27/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Thirty episodes of the animated series Ramayana will be available around the world on the nexGTv web and mobile platforms during Diwali. This follows the acquisition by nexGTv of the digital telecast rights from HT Media. With Diwali just around the corner, the content addition highlights nexGTv’s focus on delivering highly-relevant India-centric entertainment solutions to viewers around the world. The platform has also recently tied up with several reputed content developers and media firms such as Culture Machine and Inavit … Read More

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ChuChu TV partners with Dream Theatre to launch Global Consumer Products Business
3:00 pm PDT 26/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

ChuChu TV, Asia-Pacific’s most watched YouTube channel for toddlers from India, with over 6 billion views and 6 million subscribers, has partnered with Dream Theatre to launch the global Consumer Products business for the brand. In terms of watch time, ChuChu TV is the most watched channel in Asia Pacific and is amongst the top 20 YouTube channels in the world. Originated in Chennai in 2013, the channel has a wide audience from around the world averaging around 300 million … Read More

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Amazon strikes deal with Green Gold to bring animated content for Prime users
1:00 pm PDT 14/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Digital is the new platform for animation. E-commerce giant Amazon has favoured animated content as it struck a deal with Green Gold Animation to bring its popular shows for kids to the on-demand streaming service. Amazon Prime Video has picked up exclusive streaming rights for upcoming TV episodes and movies of Super Bheem, Chhota Bheem, and Mighty Raju. Prime members will have access to Green Gold Animation’s content library, including popular kids’ shows like Chhota Bheem, Mighty Raju, Krishna Balaram, … Read More

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With over 2.6 million subscribers, Videogyan continues to educate and entertain kids through animated content
7:00 pm PDT 10/10/2016 By Ronald Rodrigues

Freedom and Flexibility are now the basic needs added to the usual food, clothing and shelter. Be it in professional or personal life, we always look for these two factors- freedom to express ourselves and flexibility to perform in a comfortable way. Anything that provides these two factors gains popularity; just like the digital media has gained tremendous traction in the recent few years. YouTube has become the ‘go to platform’ for entrepreneurs who wish not to function as puppets … Read More