Dolby Laboratories’ Dolby Institute is an effort to evangelise emerging sound designing artists
2:00 pm PDT 20/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

So what is it that attracts one to the movie screens, is it just the visuals, is it just the sound, is it the storyline or the star cast; well everyone attributes their pull to various reasons to watch a movie in a theatre, but if there is one thing that really needs to be experienced like something never before, it has to be Dolby Laboratories’ innovation in the field of sound with Atmos. Atmos was a revolution in sound. … Read More

Netflix to Launch in Australia and New Zealand in March 2015
10:40 am PDT 20/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Online movie streaming giant Netflix Inc said it will launch its service in Australia and New Zealand in March, fuelling pricing pressure on domestic broadcasters and media firms already fighting hard for home entertainment viewers. In a statement, Netflix said it will sell content in the region for streaming on televisions, tablets, smartphones, computers and Internet-connected game consoles. Netflix will disclose pricing later, and didn’t say much it will invest nor how many subscribers it hopes to attract. Fast-growing Netflix had been … Read More

Smartphone subscriptions to reach 6.1 billion in 2020: Ericsson
10:30 am PDT 20/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Smartphone subscriptions are expected to top 6.1 billion in 2020, up from 2.7 billion subscription in 2014, according to Ericsson Mobility report. The growth in the global smartphone market continues as 65-70 per cent of all phones sold in the third quarter of 2014 were smartphones, compared with 55 per cent in the same quarter for 2013. Fastest growth for new mobile subscriptions was found in India and China, with 18 million and 12 million net additions respectively, in Q3 2014. Smartphones … Read More

Zoho, a cloud-based business OS, looks to expand in India
10:00 am PDT 20/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

With more and more Indian businesses exploring the World Wide Web for business opportunities, there is one cloud-based operating system right here in India that has some rather large dreams and goals. Having been founded in 1996, the company has focused on the US market till now. But on Wednesday, it launched, where Indian companies can access its suite of applications to run their businesses; a move which is unlike the biggies – who are now venturing out of … Read More

Tikona raises $45 mn in funding; IFC brings $25 mn to the table
12:40 pm PDT 19/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Internet service provider Tikona has raised funds to the tune of $45 million from investors including International Financial Corporation. (IFC). IFC led the fresh round with an investment of $25 million. The balance $20 million was put in by existing investors. The company said in a statement, “Tikona is pleased to announce the successful completion of USD45 million fund-raise. The round was led by IFC with a USD25 million investment and existing investors, funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, … Read More

ENRG designs unique ‘Avengers’ USB drives
2:30 pm PDT 18/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

ENRG has launched new USB pen drives with Avengers super heroes theme on it. This special edition USB drives come in forms of Avengers characters like Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Thor. All USB drives have their own key features, like Iron Man USB drive comes with illuminating eyes,Captain America drive comes with metallic SHIELD, Hulk drive comes with strong green ‘Wrists’ and the amazing THOR comes with the destructive ‘Hammer’; all of them come with sliding port for USB. “Avengers are always in our young minds while we work on our laptops … Read More

Discovery, Sony Network to distribute content via PlayStation Vue
7:30 pm PDT 17/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Discovery and Sony Network Entertainment International LLC (SNEI) have announced a new agreement for the distribution of the former’s portfolio of programming to US audiences on PlayStation Vue, SNEI’s new cloud-based TV service that aims to reinvent the television experience. PlayStation Vue will begin an invite-only beta during November with commercial launch to come during the first quarter of 2015. The deal encompasses 18 Discovery networks and services, including all 13 US networks as well as next-generation digital entertainment from … Read More

JBL appoints Makani Creatives as its advertising agency
6:30 pm PDT 17/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

JBL, the leading American audio electronics company currently owned by Harman International, announced Makani Creatives as its advertising agency. This development comes close after the decision on deployment of major funds to step up marketing activities and ramp up technology. JBL has already launched a strong campaign with celebrities Arjun Kapoor & Parineeti Chopra in order to target the youth and engage the users by launching a music video with them. Kookie Gulati from SOBO films created the music video … Read More

Prabhu Solomon’s ‘Kayal’ to release in Dolby Atmos
6:15 pm PDT 17/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Dolby Laboratories, Inc. recently announced that the much anticipated regional language movie, Kayal will be mixed and released in Dolby Atmos. The announcement was made at the occasion of the music launch of the much anticipated movie at the Sathyam Cinemas in Chennai. Filmmakers use Dolby Atmos to place and move sounds anywhere in the movie theatre, including overhead, to make film audiences feel as if they are inside the move and not merely watching it. Kayal is directed by … Read More

Autodesk 3D Design software targets Indie Game Developers with slashed rates
6:00 pm PDT 17/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Reseller and distributor network of Autodesk’s 3D Design software catering to gaming industries announced attractive schemes for independent game developers at the NASSCOM Game Developer Conference in Pune. Aimed at harnessing the increasing indie game developer community in India, the scheme offers flexible and affordable purchase options for a range of Autodesk software including Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3ds Max, and Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite software. The NASSCOM Game Developer Conference was organised from November 13 to November 15 at Pune. Commenting on the scheme Alok … Read More

The Foundry looks to expand its scope into the world of concept design
1:30 pm PDT 07/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The Foundry is a pioneer in the visual effects software space and has been instrumental in bringing alive many a film on the big screen. Its tool, Nuke, is used in every blockbuster, from period dramas to big-ticket computer-generated imagery (CGI) efforts such as the recent Marvel blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy. The technology company, which has its headquarters in London’s Golden Square, very close from Soho’s rich seam of post-production houses, is relatively indefinite to the man on the … Read More

Guvera launched its music streaming service in India
12:00 pm PDT 07/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Australia based music streaming service Guvera has launched its service in India. The company has stated it will be offering 12 million tracks to the users in the country across various popular platforms. Developed when the rise of illegeal music download was on rise, Guvera will stream music legally and will give royalties to artists and music companies for providing the content. Guvera is a free, ad-funded service that offers users expert-curated playlists with no cost or subscription fees. The … Read More