NBF seeks help from MIB to prevent vested interests to stop BARC ratings
5:00 pm PDT 30/03/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

News Broadcasting Federation (NBF) has urged union information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar for his urgent intervention, to prevent vested interests from stopping the publication of TV ratings by BARC. NBF president Arnab Goswami has written in a letter addressed to the minister that there have been attempts made by some vested interests to put pressure via the ministry to stop the publication of ratings measured by BARC India (Broadcast Audience Research Council) during this crisis period of COVID-19 lockdown, … Read More

Sony Pal, Zee Anmol, Colors Rishtey and Star Utsav to be free for two months : IBF
12:00 pm PDT 28/03/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) has announced to offer four pay channels – SPN’s (Sony Pictures Network)  Sony Pal, Star India’s Star Utsav, Zee TV operated Zee Anmol and Viacom18’s Colors bouquet channel Colors Rishtey, to be available to all viewers for free, across the country for a period of two months on all DTH and cable networks. Standing firmly with Government of India in its fight against COVID-19 pandemic, the broadcasting fraternity feels that this will provide people wholesome entertainment, … Read More

Expect more IPs on Cartoon Network and POGO in the second half of 2020
7:00 pm PDT 27/03/2020 By Krishanu Ghosal

WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks’ Cartoon Network was one of the channels almost every 90s kid in India grew up watching. As the number of players in the indigenous ecosystem increased gradually, the race to create top-notch, sticky content also played along. It is not a secret that homegrown IPs have been dominating the kids’ genere in the past few years. While the number of IPs being pushed out by India’s kids’ broadcasters has somewhat decreased in recent times, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks … Read More

Kids content and online VOD consumption keeping India hooked during COVID-19 lockdown: BARC India special report
5:00 pm PDT 27/03/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

BARC (Broadcast Audience Research Council) India and Nielsen jointly launched today, 27 March, a special report- COVID-19 IMPACT: WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE TV & SMARTPHONE LANDSCAPE, to understand the changes in consumption behaviours of TV and Smartphones, given the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns. The Coronavirus outbreak has created an unprecedented situation and temporary slowdown all across the globe. With 21 days lockdown in place, as declared by PM Narendra Modi on 24 March, people of India have quarantined themselves at home till … Read More

Broadcasters to reply to TRAI in front of Bombay HC on 30 Jan
1:30 pm PDT 24/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The next hearing of the broadcasters’ reply to TRAI (The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) in front of the Bombay High Court will be on 30 January since the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) and other petitioners have asked for some time to go through the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India‘s (TRAI) reply. After the NTO (New Tariff Order) 2.0, the broadcasters as well as other members of IBF had moved to court challenging the TRAI’s amendments who defended its decision to … Read More

NTO 2.0 to bring major disruptions in M&E industry in India according to IBF
8:00 pm PDT 10/01/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

In the first of its kind media conference, organised by the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), almost all the bosses of major Indian broadcasters gathered under the same roof today, 10 January 2020, to express disappointment and discuss the ‘Challenges and Opportunities’ brought upon the industry by the recent amendments to the New Tariff Order (NTO) by The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).  Announced on 1 January, the NTO 2.0 came as a shock to most of them involved in … Read More

Bengali kids’ channel, Rongeen TV to launch in India on 12 June
5:30 pm PDT 10/06/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Bengali kids channel Rongeen TV is all set to launch on 12 June at 6 pm. The free to air (FTA) channel is doing a test run from Insat4a satellite at 83.0 degrees east and will be the first kids channel in Bengali. Slated to launch on 12 June 2019, Rongeen is taking a bold step looking at the growing popularity of General entertainment channels (GECs). But with the home-grown content ruling the kids genre, the channel may receive the desired response. According … Read More

Fans to explore a new Marvel destination launching soon on Indian television
11:00 am PDT 16/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

With the growing love towards Marvel in India, Disney India is launching Marvel HQ. The channel is replacing Disney XD, which went off-air from 6 January. Disney’s new channel will go on air from 20 January and will commence with four new Marvel animated series including Hulk And The Agents Of Smash, Avengers Assemble, Guardians Of The Galaxy and Ultimate Spiderman. Marvel HQ will be available in four languages including English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Disney India executive director and … Read More

Turner’s kids channel wins multiple accolades at inaugural Asian Academy Creative Awards
5:00 pm PDT 13/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Cartoon Network won three honours at the Asian Academy Creative Awards on 6 December, the region’s version of the International Emmy Awards. Cartoon Network took home three awards.  Lamput from India won “Best 2D Animated Programme or Series”. The show has struck a chord not only in India but with the audience around the world. The other awards included Bill & Tony for “Best 3D Animated Programme or Series” and “Best Children’s Animated Programme or Series.”  The kids network also scored a further 10 … Read More

Kris to provide tips and tricks to kids through Cartoon Network’s campaign Kris Ka Funda
5:00 pm PDT 20/03/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Cartoon Network’s Roll No. 21 is here with a new campaign Kris Ka Funda all through from March to November. Meeting fans from Monday to Friday on Cartoon Network at 1 pm, Kris will now bring to his young friends interesting tips, tricks and life hacks through this campaign. Culminating into his birthday on 14 November, the campaign promises loads of fun and learning in equal measure. This March, when the exam fever soars, Kris will kick-start the campaign by … Read More

‘My Knight and Me’ to be shown across platforms globally
2:00 pm PDT 19/03/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

CAKE has announced a slate of sales for animated medieval comedy series My Knight and Me created by French producer Team TO and Belgian producer Thuristar. The latest broadcasters to join the medieval mayhem include Hulu from US, UYoung from China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Taiwan; YLE from Finland, SVT from Sweden, Televisió Catalunya from Spain, E-Vision from Middle East and Showmax from Africa. The series premiered globally on Cartoon Network and on the Family Channel in Canada last … Read More

Ben 10 and Kris thank Mumbai cops with Cartoon Network’s initiative
12:00 pm PDT 16/03/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

As a part of Cartoon Network’s #BachchePoliceBulayenge campaign, launched in association with the Mumbai Police, the channel’s characters Kris from Roll No. 21 and Ben 10 are meeting several school kids across Mumbai city in the month of March. Taking the awareness programme to different schools, Bachche Police Bulayenge team visits Campion School in Colaba, Panbai School in Santacruz, Swami Vivekanand School in Kurla among others. Kris and Ben 10 will be engaging with 10,000 school kids spreading the important … Read More