Digital Media

Indians spent 47% of time on apps like WhatsApp, Skype: Ericsson
6:30 pm PDT 29/06/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Smartphone users in India spend 47 per cent of their time on communication applications such as WhatsApp, We Chat, Hike and Skype which are key driver of mobile broadband usage, says a report. “Communication continues to be the dominant activity on smartphones. Communication apps are ‘always on’ and are a key driver of mobile broadband usage,” the report by Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson said. “As per our report, Indians spend 47 per cent of time using communications apps such as … Read More

Official PM Modi app to give latest updates about his governance
10:30 am PDT 18/06/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always been the first to promote the Digital India campaign and now further strengthening his digital presence, he launched ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’ to provide instant updates and an opportunity to receive messages and emails directly from him. The Android-based application is also aimed at giving a chance to people to interact with him and share ideas and suggestions. “Launched ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’. Come, lets stay connected on the mobile! The Mobile App has … Read More

DreamWorks & Technicolor’s VoD platform to offer Bollywood platter
3:00 pm PDT 13/06/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor’s video on demand (VOD) JV company M-GO has launched its Bollywood collection comprising a slate of more than two dozen films. The library of titles, presented in association with Indian film distributor FilmKaravan, features the 2015 release Ek Paheli Leela, starring Sunny Leone. The reincarnation-themed Ek Paheli Leela, produced by T-Series and distributed by Saavn in North America, is part of an initial assortment of more than two dozen feature Bollywood titles now offered on M-GO, with some available … Read More

Canal+ Group and Technicolor partner to bring first ever HD service direct-to-consumers
12:30 pm PDT 12/06/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Technicolor announced an ongoing collaboration with Canal+ Group to create next generation content experiences, beginning with the launch of the “Cube S.” Available immediately across France, the Cube S set-top box offers the complete portfolio of Canal+ content in a direct-to-consumer offering for the first time – all in HD. The Cube S is a hybrid terrestrial TV and internet set-top box that takes full advantage of over-the-top (OTT) delivery to give access to more than 150 channels, including French DTT, Canal+ and CanalSat, … Read More

Apple leads streaming video battle
9:30 am PDT 05/06/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Apple has been adjudged the winner for authenticated and unauthenticated streaming video, according to new analysis by Adobe Digital Index (ADI), which found that Apple TV controls the major share of TV Everywhere viewing. In addition, iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) represent the majority (82 per cent) of all unauthenticated mobile video viewing. “Apple is sitting in the catbird seat because of its dominant position with access to consumers and a wealth of video data,” said Tamara Gaffney, principal analyst … Read More

Reliance Digital TV joins hands with Visiware to power igames service in India
5:30 pm PDT 04/06/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

A wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Communications and DTH arm of Reliance Group, Reliance Digital TV’s customers will have access to a richer and improved gaming experience with twice the number of games for the same price. Accessible through the INTERACTIVE button on the remote control, the iGAMES service does not require any additional equipment. The portal offers a selection of 16 games split up in 4 genres primarily for people between 8 and 25 years old to enjoy. Each category proposes four different games selected out of a 300-game catalogue. The portal is updated with two games getting refreshed every month. The games … Read More

Disney inks a deal with China’s Youku Tudou to market Marvel films online
2:00 pm PDT 02/06/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney and China’s online video platform Youku Tudou have partnered, wherein the latter will be the exclusive online movie marketing platform in China for Marvel collection of movies and TV series. Youku Tudou will drive online marketing through promotion of trailers, online ticketing, live events and original programming dedicated to silver screen movies. Youku Tudou’s strength as the leading online movie marketing platform in China comes from its market position. Leveraging its 500 million unique monthly users across screens, marketing … Read More

Is HOOQ the answer for the premium content hungry viewers of India?
11:00 am PDT 01/06/2015 By Sidharth Iyer

The word ‘content’ is something that everyone and anyone who works in the media and entertainment sector breathes, drinks and eats! If you ask why, simply type the words “Meaning of Content” on Google and you will see it will lead to the meaning ‘in a state of peaceful happiness’ or ‘to satisfy someone’. This is precisely what the newest (and one of its kind services for India) – HOOQ – is setting out to accomplish. The latest entrant in … Read More

SVOD service HOOQ makes India debut; prices subscription at Rs 199
1:30 pm PDT 28/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Competing with over the top (OTT) players such as Star India’s Hotstar, BoxTV and Big Flix, Asian video-streaming service Hooq has made its Indian debut. The video service from Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. Television is looking at expanding in the Asian region by launching in countries like India, Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand. While Hooq will officially go live in India in June, beta access will be available to select users beginning 27 May. Hooq’s one-month subscription will … Read More

Adult Swim partners with WEVR to launch ‘Virtual Brainload’
2:00 pm PDT 27/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Adult Swim in partnership with WEVR has developed a virtual reality app, The Virtual Brainload which is now available on Google Play. The app takes viewers on a visual and sonic trip through outer space, utilizing the Google Cardboard headset peripheral (must be purchased separately). This offers fans an immersive, bodiless journey of the mind in its virtual reality experience. This initiative is Turner Broadcasting’s first release in the virtual reality sector, and provides new opportunities for creative development, programming … Read More

WB launches new DC, Looney Tunes, Scooby interactive sites
1:00 pm PDT 26/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment have launched, and as three new entertainment destinations for kids that will feature original content starring the WB characters. The WB Kids character driven environments, and, will inspire imagination and encourage interaction with many of Warner Bros.’ most recognizable franchise animation characters, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and the Gang, engaged through fan-favorite content, exclusive videos, interactive and downloadable activities, comics and exciting games. will feature … Read More

Prime Focus bags iTunes certification for content delivery
1:00 pm PDT 21/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the technology arm of Prime Focus, has received certification from Apple to deliver movie content and associated assets directly to iTunes. This recognition comes just after PFT launched ‘Digital Next’ offerings at the 2015 NAB Show, providing cloud-based solutions to help with the immediate challenges faced by the media and entertainment industry to meet the demands of the digital consumer. With this qualification, PFT will assist Apple and its content partners in delivering content on the … Read More