Digital Media

Sky Q enhances interface and adds HDR support for Disney+
5:00 pm PDT 09/07/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Sky Q now has a new look and feel, as Sky has redesigned the platform with an improved interface, discoverability and new features – including high dynamic range (HDR) support for the Disney+ app. HDR arrived on Sky Q last month with three on-demand Sky Nature documentaries, and, as promised earlier, HDR support is now available for the Disney Plus app on the Sky platform. The update rolls out today, 9 July, enabling the Sky customers who subscribe to Disney’s … Read More

WarnerMedia names Johannes Larcher as HBO Max International head
3:00 pm PDT 09/07/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

WarnerMedia has brought on board Johannes Larcher as the head of HBO Max International, who will join the company in August 2020. He will report to WarnerMedia International Networks president and WarnerMedia chief revenue officer Gerhard Zeiler.  In his new role, he will be responsible for the international rollout and management of WarnerMedia’s streaming service HBO Max, which launched successfully in the U.S. on 27 May, 2020. His first focus will be the launch in Latin America, slated in 2021. Commenting on … Read More

Disney discontinuing its TV channels in the UK, shifts content to Disney+
3:00 pm PDT 26/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney has decided to discontinue its three linear TV channels in the U.K. beginning this fall, shifting its content to Disney+. From 1 October, Disney+ UK will be the exclusive and only destination for content from Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior, the company announced yesterday, 25 June. Commenting on this, Disney told The Hollywood Reporter, “The direct-to-consumer service, which garnered more than 54.5 million subscribers worldwide in its first seven months, will now premiere all the latest films, … Read More

Jio now offers Disney+Hotstar VIP subscription for Rs. 222 for selected customers
6:00 pm PDT 24/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Few weeks after Reliance Jio launched its prepaid data plan of Rs. 401 bundled with the free Disney+Hotstar VIP plan for new customers, the telco has come up with yet another plan for its existing customers who have already subscribed to Jio’s annual plans.  The telco has launched a new plan of Rs. 222 Plan for its select bunch of subscribers, that too comes with a free annual VIP subscription of Disney+ Hotstar and other benefits. The Rs. 222 plan … Read More

Disney+Hotstar rents Ramoji Film City for three years
6:00 pm PDT 23/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

In one of a kind event, Disney+Hotstar has taken Ramoji Film City on rent for three years. Due to the pandemic, maximum OTT platforms have witnessed a huge spike in content consumption during the lockdown. Homebound to contain the spread, people resorted to OTT platforms for entertainment. In fact, the lockdown saw many big banner Bollywood and other regional films having a direct-to-OTT release. Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan starrer Gulabo Sitabo released recently on Amazon Prime Video and will … Read More

‘Fant4stic’ (2015) is now streaming on Disney+
7:00 pm PDT 22/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney+ has added another Fox/Marvel movie, Josh Trank’s Fant4stic reboot from 2015 is now streaming on the OTT platform. After 20th Century Fox’s first attempt at the Fantastic Four film series discontinued after just two installments, the studio recruited director Josh Trank to bring out a new interpretation. But that too couldn’t save the franchise as unfortunately, Fant4stic reboot bombed at the box office grossing only $167.8 million worldwide and was also a critical failure. With this, the franchise effectively … Read More

Amazon Prime Video launches first look of ‘Breathe: Into The Shadows’
6:00 pm PDT 18/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

After revealing the launch date, Amazon Prime Video has unveiled the first look and poster of its original Breathe: Into The Shadows starring Abhishek Bachchan in the lead role. Slated to release on 10 July, 2020 in over 200 countries and territories worldwide, the first look of Bachchan as well as a poster is revealed today, 18 June. His character reflects a dark and intense mood, as he is seen having a deep expression over a pamphlet of a missing … Read More

JioFiber customers can now access Amazon Prime Video on Jio set-top-box at no additional cost
3:00 pm PDT 13/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Amazon Prime Video has announced partnership with telco Jio, to provide JioFiber subscribers access to premium content on Amazon Prime Video app on its set-top box at no additional cost. In addition, Jio will offer annual Prime membership worth Rs. 999 to JioFiber customers on Gold and above broadband plans, at zero extra cost.  Through this deal, JioFiber customers can enjoy Amazon Prime’s seamless content on their TV including latest and exclusive releases from Hollywood, Bollywood and Indian regional movies. … Read More

Amazon Prime Video to launch ‘Breathe: Into The Shadows’ on 10 July 
9:00 pm PDT 12/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Amazon Prime Video has announced that its awaited Original Series Breathe: Into The Shadows, will be unveiled on 10 July 2020.  The all-new psychological crime thriller is a sequel to Breathe starring R Madhavan and is created and produced by Abundantia Entertainment. This series will mark actor Abhishek Bachchan’s digital debut, alongside the return of actor Amit Sadh reprising his award-winning role as senior inspector Kabir Sawant. The series is expected to be packed with action and  VFX heavy.  This … Read More

Digital marketing during COVID: Brands on targeting kids and parents
8:00 pm PDT 12/06/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only disrupted the normal ways of life and working conditions, but has managed to alter several dynamics. India now ranks fourth in the top countries affected by the Coronavirus outbreak and the situation now is clearly out of control. Economy has hit a new low and there was no option but to allow some relaxations except containment zones.  Owing to the pandemic, marketing dynamics have also witnessed drastic changes with print publication (newspapers, magazines) being … Read More

Disney+ bags T3’s Best Video Streaming Service Award 2020
3:00 pm PDT 11/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney+, streaming service from The Walt Disney Company has made a mark in the online video streaming industry within a short span of time. Now it has won T3’s Best Video Streaming Service Award sponsored by ExpressVPN. After launching in November 2019 in the US, the OTT player has forayed into other global markets, including India. It launched through Star India owned Hotstar (as a result of Disney-Fox merger) on 3 April has been received very well. Online video streaming … Read More

‘Chacha Chaudhary’ debuts on Disney+ Hotstar VIP
1:00 pm PDT 11/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

After its success on Disney Kids channels in India, Toonz Media Group has now signed an exclusive deal for Chacha Chaudhary series with Disney+ Hotstar VIP, introducing the iconic Indian cartoon hero on the OTT platform for the first time. Meanwhile, the second season of the series will also be aired on the Disney Kids Channels in India, following the reception garnered from children across the country for season one. Production has begun for new episodes of the show, which … Read More