Digital Media

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90s cult superhero show by Ketan Mehta ‘Captain Vyom’ set to return but this time on digital platform
6:00 pm PDT 21/06/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The series that had a strong cult following back in 1990s and was ahead of its time, Captain Vyom is going to make a comeback once again! That’s right folks. After making his mark on the small screen, India’s most iconic and first ever science fiction television series on superhero “Captain Vyom” is set to make his way on the digital platforms. The space adventure; the saga of the superhero and his intergalactic super villains stars the heartthrob and India’s … Read More


Humongous Entertainment and Toonbox present a new free ‘Kit^n^Kate’ mobile app and a collection of Apps in North America
5:00 pm PDT 16/06/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Humongous Entertainment, developer of PC and mobile games for kids and Toonbox a Cyprus based animation studio and developer of children’s media announced two new apps in their Kit^n^Kate brand, including their first free app, Kit^n^Kate “Let’s Build a Snowman” launching today on the iTunes App Store and Google Play. The Kit^n^Kate brand geared towards preschoolers and exclusively distributed via Ankama Animations, is expanding from a children’s TV series to cross-platform media. The new apps feature educational content combined with … Read More


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Cosmos-Maya strengthens its digital presence with ‘WowKidz’ its YouTube platform
4:30 pm PDT 09/06/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Cosmos Maya, the Singapore and Mumbai based leading animation studio and producer of original Indian animation content, today announced its business diversification initiatives for future growth. Having carved its niche as a successful creator of IPs in the kids’ content space, the company is on a massive growth path and this is the first among many of its strategic growth initiatives. Beginning 2016, the company has started its digital video outfit, WowKidz as a YouTube exclusive channel, where the content … Read More


Technicolor, DHX Media and A Stark Production announce the USA debut of the new CG-animated series, ‘The Deep’
4:00 pm PDT 01/06/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Technicolor and A Stark Production have announced that Netflix will stream the underwater adventure series The Deep in the USA beginning 1 June. Based on the Aurealis award winning graphic novel series of the same name, The Deep offers strong family appeal. The graphic novel was created by award winning and best selling comic book author and playwright Tom Taylor (All-New Wolverine, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight), illustrated by James Brouwer (Justice League Beyond), and published by Gestalt Comics. Taylor … Read More


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Disney’s feature films from 2016 to stream on the popular VOD channel Netflix
1:00 pm PDT 24/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

In 2015, the leading video on demand service Neflix had announced that it will be launching on 31 March in Australia and New Zealand along with a lineup of several Disney shows. Now, following up with their massive deal with Disney that fell way back in 2012, Netflix announced that starting September, it will stream all Disney films. Along with Disney films, Netflix will also get the permission to stream Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm titles as they are owned by … Read More


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Idea Cellular and Google introduce carrier billing on Google Play Store for digital purchases
12:00 pm PDT 06/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Carrier billing on Google Play Store has long been discussed but nothing concrete has materalised until this week when Google Play Store introduced carrier billing with Idea cellular so that users can directly make in-app purchases which can be directly billed to their monthly cellular bills for postpaid users and through recharge coupons for prepaid users. This is the first time Google has introduced direct carrier billing on its platform for India and with this integration it hopes to get … Read More


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nexGTv rolls out a new app solely dedicated to kids’ entertainment
12:00 pm PDT 03/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

With the world hopping on board the digital domain on a rapid pace, marketers and their firms are eyeing more and more towards the digital mode of communication. With various entertainment portals inclining towards the VOD service while catering to consumer demands, the recent focus seems to be on dedicated kids’ entertainment portals. Recently, Viacom18 released VOOT, which is an application consisting of the company’s full repository of TV channels like Colors, MTV and Nick! Although, meant for every age … Read More


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Birth Anniversary of legendary cartoonist Mario Miranda celebrated by Google Doodle
1:00 pm PDT 02/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

After R. K. Laxman, the name which denotes ‘caricature drawing and cartoons in live events’ in the Indian news and media business is Mario Miranda. A cartoonist, illustrator and artist by profession, Mario Miranda was well known for his spectacular art for The Times of India and The Illustrated Weekly of India. Today on the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of the legendary cartoonist, Google honoured Mario Miranda with a doodle of his style of cartoon and thus celebrated … Read More


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Hell’s Kitchen vigilante ‘The Punisher’ gets his own series on Netflix
7:45 pm PDT 29/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The vigilante who employs murder, kidnapping, extortion, coercion, threats of violence, and torture in his war on crime, is finally getting his own TV series. EW reported that Marvel has ordered a spin-off starring vigilante character who made his debut in Daredevil season 2. Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Hell’s Kitchen vigilante who’s the vengeful military veteran Frank Castle, who brings his own lethal form of justice in the neighbourhood. With The Punisher coming into the picture, this … Read More


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DHX Media launches WildBrain; a digital multi platform kids network
11:00 am PDT 26/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

DHX Media, the world’s leading independent pure-play kids’ content company, has announced the unveiling of Wild Brain Family (‘WildBrain’), a wholly owned subsidiary of DHX which has been an incubator project since 2012. WildBrain operates a Multi-Platform Kids Network dedicated to connecting content owners with advertisers on platforms such as YouTube, Dailymotion and others. Offering live action and animation videos for kids from 2-10 years old, WildBrain generates approximately four-billion minutes of watch time monthly. In the last 12 months, … Read More


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Netflix will stream Nickelodeon content in Canada, thanks to their new deal with Corus Entertainment
10:30 am PDT 14/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Corus Entertainment, the exclusive brand partner for Nickelodeon in Canada, announced a new content deal with Netflix.  This deal includes the Canadian streaming rights to Nickelodeon’s classic hit series such as iCarly, Sam & Cat and Victorious, among others. The agreement also includes exclusive streaming rights to the popular animated Nick series, The Legend of Korra. Corus Entertainment, VP of content distribution, Shawn Praskey said, “We’re delighted to partner with Netflix and reintroduce these iconic Nickelodeon series to Canadian kids and families on the streaming service”. He also added, “This deal … Read More


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Verizon takes 24.5 per cent stake in Awesomeness TV, which gets a boost to augument VOD services
10:00 am PDT 09/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Reputed American brand Verizon has purchased a minority stake of 24.5 per cent stake in Awesomeness TV, owned by DreamWorks. This is part of Verizon’s scaling up its premium offerings in video and mobile mass markets. Awesomeness TV is expected to get a boost in creating fresh transactional VOD services which are financially endorsed by Verizon that will feature short form content created by and starring the network’s highly popular digital influencers. The new service will function within the purview … Read More