Digital Media

Hoppo.TV set to launch at Mumbai Film and Comics Convention
12:00 pm PDT 16/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

HopMotion Animation is all set to launch Hoppo.TV – a web portal for animated web shows targeting teens and young adults. You’ve got to watch it if you have the eye balls for it. Hoppo.TV is a place for animated content, web shows and whacky characters that would usually never find a home on television or traditional media. While as an animation studio HopMotion will continue its focus on television content for kids, Hoppo.TV will cater to all those grown … Read More

YouTube: Home to the next generation of channels
2:00 pm PDT 12/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Post the great session by Twitter earlier in the day, it was now the turn of YouTube to take centre stage in the afternoon session. Google/YouTube Asia Pacific (Singapore), director – head of YouTube partnerships and operations, Gautam Anand made a brief presentation on ‘Fundamentals of Digital Programming’. YouTube as an online video streaming platform has really come off age in the recent past, from being a video sharing community primarily in the US to becoming one of the (if … Read More

Twitter x TV = Game Changer for content
11:00 am PDT 12/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

In what could be termed as the most enriching and educational session of the Asia TV Forum, the Asia Pacific team at Twitter took to stage on educating the attendees on how they could ideally use Twitter like some of their recent partners to do some groundbreaking stuff on one of the oldest mediums of entertainment. “Television has certainly evolved in the recent past and what we intend to do is capture live moments on television and make them memorable … Read More

YouTube addresses low bandwidth concern in India by giving ‘offline’ viewing
4:30 pm PDT 11/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

If you have been worrying over slow internet speed crippling your video viewing experience on your smartphone, the biggest video aggregator YouTube has come up with a fitting response to it. Starting today, three developing countries- India, Philippines and Indonesia- will be able to watch its videos even without an internet connection. Addressing the intense bandwidth, spectrum and affordability concerns on data and taking into account the growing mobile internet audience, YouTube has decided to allow viewers to save their … Read More

Google News to shut shop in Spain in protest of a new law
3:30 pm PDT 11/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Google is closing its News services in Spain next week in response to the new intellectual law that is going to be imposed from 1 January 2015. The law states that the tech giant must pay a fee for using local publishers’ content. Dubbed as ‘Google tax’, it requires aggregator services that post links and excerpts of news articles to pay a fee to the Association of Editors of Spanish Dailies, an organisation that represents the Spanish newspaper industry. Failure … Read More

Apple and IBM launch new suite of business apps for iOS users
12:30 pm PDT 11/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Apple and IBM have announced the first round of IBM MobileFirst apps for enterprise iOS users, a first from their landmark partnership which happened earlier this year. These include apps built for Citi, Air Canada, Sprint and Banorte, and allow for various functions which include flight planning, financial advice, customer retention, government case worker support and sales assistance, to name a few. Organisations can customise and link it to their own internal business services. According to IBM, security is a … Read More

‘Priya’s Shakti’ to tackle the topic of sexual violence
2:30 pm PDT 08/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

A new comic book, Priya’s Shakti, which presents a new Indian hero who tackles the problem of sexual violence in India and around the world, is premiering at the Mumbai Film and Comics Convention from December 19-21 2014. Creators Ram Devineni and Dan Goldman will be presenting the innovative comic book that uses the leading augmented reality App Blippar to bring animation, videos, real-life stories, and other interactive elements to life. “Talking with several rape survivors, I realised how difficult it was for them to get justice. Often, … Read More

Disney to launch educational initiative- Disney Imagicademy
2:00 pm PDT 08/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The Walt Disney Company is launching a new line of learning tools designed to help parents encourage kids aged 3 to 8 to learn outside of school. Disney Imagicademy begins with a series of mobile apps but will later expand into other products such as books and interactive toys. Over time, the target age will also grow to include older kids. To begin with, Disney is launching an iPad app called “Mickey’s Magical Math World” on 11 December, focused on … Read More

BRB International’s ‘Invizimals’ looks to conquer the small screen
9:15 am PDT 02/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The series Invizimals, the first transmedia production of its kind and based on the successful PlayStation videogame saga is being launched to conquer the small screen. TVE’s Clan Channel will premiere it on 5 December, at 8:05 pm, and air it daily from then on several times a day. Also, Super 3, of Televisió de Catalunya, launched it this past weekend, airing several different episodes on both Saturday and Sunday. And other international channels, such as Al Jazeera, Disney XD, Gulli, K2, Multimania, Megamax, SIC, Star, Eleven and Talit also boast of having the series on their programming charts. Done in … Read More

Roo Kids releases new version of its app
9:00 am PDT 02/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Roo Kids, a safe and fun instant messaging app for kids with minimum yet critical parental controls, recently announced the release of new version with slew of new functionality and User Experience improvement. The new version allows a new user to get started faster, chat with various chatbots while waiting for friends join, download themes & stickers and has multiple user experience improvements. “Roo Kids aims to be for kids what Whatsapp, Kik and Facebook Messenger are for grown up. … Read More

Amazon wants to be ‘Jabong’ed
12:30 pm PDT 28/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

American online retail giant Amazon Inc. wants to take the e-commerce war against its biggest rival on Indian shores – Flipkart head on. The company is in talks to acquire the fashion portal Jabong for a whopping $1.2 billion. If all goes well, this could be the biggest acquisition in the history of Indian e-commerce after Flipkart acquired Jabong rival Myntra for $340 mn in May this year. Amazon has been very optimistic about the e-commerce scene in the country … Read More

Sony launches new ‘Amazing Spiderman 2′ AR effect app
4:00 pm PDT 26/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Sony has launched a new AR app for its movie ‘Amazing Spiderman 2’ where people can download the app and have their snaps clicked with Spiderman. The app allows the users to pose with their favourite superhero. This app works with Sony’s Social Smart Camera app installed with AR Effect Camera app running on android 4.3+ Xperia devices. The AR effect app allows one to move Spider-Man left and right and rotate him to whichever direction to help him strike a pose. Resize the superhero so … Read More