Digital Media

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

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

Guillermo del Toro’s latest work with DreamWorks Animation ‘Trollhunters’ first look revealed
10:30 am PDT 07/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

DreamWorks Animation has unveiled the first image from their upcoming project Trollhunters, their latest collaboration with Mexican film maker Guillermo del Toro. Since the announcement of this project, there’s been quite a lot of excitement that Guillermo del Toro, the man behind Blade II, Pacific Rim, Hellboy, will be coming up with this Netflix original series. Finally, we get to witness the first image of the series and it came out with the news that Guillermo del Toro will be … Read More

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‘Kids’ the main cashpoint of Vicaom18’s VOD platform – VOOT
6:30 am PDT 30/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

“It’s not about being the last or the first. It’s all about the time.” Just like it’s channel ‘Colors’ that entered the market (2007), at a time when its competitors were well established, Viacom 18 has finally entered the booming digital space as well with their mobile friendly ‘VOOT’ application (app) on 29 March. The VOD (video on demand) service is an advertising led platform, making it available for free on iOS, Android and web. Housewives, kids and the youth … Read More

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DreamWorks’ new Voltron animated series to stream on Netflix this June
4:00 pm PDT 26/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

DreamWorks Animation and Netflix will bring the 80’s robotic adventure back with its new animated series Voltron: Legendary Defender that will debut on Netflix on 10 June, 2016. DWA unveiled a sneak peek of this upcoming animated series at Wondercon recently. Voltron: Legendary Defender is based on a mid ’80s American TV series called Voltron: Defender of the Universe, in which five pilots command robotic lions that can be combined into a single super-robot called Voltron. The recent teaser released reveals … Read More

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Netflix premieres DreamWorks Animation’s season 2 of ‘Dinotrux’; set to launch second season of ‘The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show’
11:00 am PDT 12/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Debuted last year on Netflix, DreamWorks Animation’s Dinotrux which is an animated television series got a second season under its hood that premiered yesterday. The series is based on Chris Gall’s illustrated children’s book series, which features a fictional prehistoric world inhabited by hybrid characters that are part dinosaur and part mechanical construction vehicle. The Mesozoic Era continues in Season 2 of Dinotrux as it premiered exclusively on Netflix. This season Dinotrux introduced tons of cool new species and characters, … Read More