Digital Media

Completing six years lately, philmCGI working on a number of animation and VFX projects
6:00 pm PDT 27/01/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Animation and VFX studio, philmCGI, which has always focused on quality driven content, is now working on quite a few national and international projects. Recently completing six years in the industry, philmCGI has collaborated with noted filmmakers, producers and artists, on characters and narratives that last and has been focused on creating content that is relatable and has international appeal. Speaking to AnimationXpress, philmCGI managing directors Anand Bhanushali and Arpan Gaglani informed, “We’re working on multiple projects both in VFX … Read More

YouTube new regulations and rules : What does the industry say?
8:30 pm PDT 24/01/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

YouTube, the global video streaming platform owned by Google, has been the go-to solution for most content creators around the world. It still is the perfect platform to showcase one’s talent, hard work and the outcome of their creative genius. Even in the kids or children’s sector. The kids space on YouTube is thriving by leaps and bounds over the past few years, especially in India with the growing demand and supply of carefully created or curated, quality content. YouTube … Read More

BSNL and YuppTV come together to offer Triple Play Services in Rural India
5:30 pm PDT 24/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

OTT service, YuppTV has collaborated with BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) to offer Triple Play Services in Rural India.  This partnership comes after BSNL announced new TV channels and OTT services with the complete roll out slated for 2020. The services will begin shortly in the South Zone, covering the Telangana circle and bringing broadband and triple play services to the village Veenavanka, Karimnagar District, Telangana. At TEMA’s programme, BSNL rolled out Bharat AirFibre services at India Habitat Center, New … Read More

MX Player becomes the Breakout Video Streaming App of 2019 in India, as per App Annie report  
3:00 pm PDT 23/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Streaming platform, MX Player has gone to become the #1 Breakout Video Streaming App of 2019 in India, surpassing Hotstar, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and JioTV, as per the State of Mobile 2020 report by App Annie.  After its launch in 2019, the platform has dominated the market in terms of time spent on Android phones among Entertainment or Video Players and Editors, the research firm states. According to the report, globally, consumers spent 50 per cent more sessions in … Read More

2019 : The year of Indian OTT explosion
9:00 pm PDT 15/01/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

If it rained OTTs in India in 2018, 2019 saw the OTT space flooded with high-quality original content, updated marketing strategies, course correction, new partnerships, striking distribution deals, entering new segments, innovating and getting to know the consumer better.  With the accelerating shift in the digital paradigm, the OTT market in India turned more saturated in 2019, making a dent in the cluttered space. The contenders have naturally upped their game by incorporating new technologies, increasing marketing spend, tempting offers … Read More

Films are vanishing from Disney Plus
11:30 am PDT 03/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

As the new year began, fans noticed films going missing from the Disney Plus streaming library. Movies like Dr. Doolittle, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Home Alone, Home Alone 2, and The Sandlot disappeared from the platform. Every few years Disney would open the Vault, releasing a classic title to DVD or Blu-Ray before quietly locking it away again for years as a way to build up interest. It was a genius move that many thought would go … Read More

Zee5 to have new launches across genres and languages in January 2020
11:30 am PDT 28/12/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

ZEE5, India’s largest OTT player has unveiled their calendar for the first month of 2020. January will see new launches across genres and languages. The calendar launch event took place at the Zee5 headquarters in Mumbai and was graced by Vivek Dahiya, Nakuul Mehta, Rituraj Singh, Sid Makkar, Vivek Mushran, Vipul Deshpande, Vikram Gaikwad, Chitrangada Satarupa, Rajesh Sharma, Aadesh Bandekar, Jiten Lalwani and Sneha Wagh amongst others. The OTT platform will have two new shows adapted from books of popular … Read More

India’s OTT market pacing fast to be among top global OTT markets 
2:00 pm PDT 14/12/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

India’s OTT market is growing with leaps and bounds with increasing number of players and content that’s keeping the audience video hooked. According to Kantar’s report on OTT services, India is soon going to hold  prominent place among the top global OTT markets. The report brings together learnings from TGI, WAM and a study done among 5000+ OTT users.  It covers urban audience as well as tier two and three for the 15 – 55 age demographic. The report suggests … Read More

Netflix trying out discounted subscription plans in India
1:30 pm PDT 13/12/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

India’s OTT market is growing aggressively with more players entering the market. In a fiercely competitive market of 30 existing players, Netflix is going to test discounted plans in India for some long-term subscribers. The plans are only available to selected new subscribers and not existing ones. While signing up, new users may be offered a 20 per cent discount on a three-month subscription, a 30 per cent discount on a six-month term and a 50 per cent discount on a 12-month contract. … Read More

‘The Addams Family’ is coming to Digital and Blu-ray
12:30 pm PDT 05/12/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release MGM’s animated adaptation of The Addams Family through digital retailers 24 December, and on Blu-ray, DVD and on demand 21 January. The first full-length animated film about the eccentric and unconventional family, The Addams Family on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital showcase the wonderfully weird world of the Addams family with a variety of exclusive bonus features not seen in theaters, including deleted and extended scenes, an interactive charades game with Thing, behind-the-scenes footage, music … Read More

‘Ghost Stories’ to stream on 1 January, 2020 on Netflix
7:30 pm PDT 29/11/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

This New Year is going to be scary, as the streaming giant, Netflix has announced to be releasing Ghost Stories on 1 January, 2020.  After the huge success of Lust Stories (2018), Netflix is bringing the next anthology movie from the same directors – Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, and Dibakar Banerjee.  An announcement video released recently finds all the four noted filmmakers talking about what’s going to be in line for Ghost Stories alongside a first look of … Read More

Disney is soaring high due to new subscriber numbers for its OTT platforms
5:30 pm PDT 29/11/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

  Walt Disney is having a great time lately after the phenomenal start for its streaming service Disney+, which received record streaming viewers than expected. This follows on the growing success of the company’s other two OTT platforms – Hulu and ESPN+.  In a recent regulatory filing, the House of Mouse has revealed updates on its subscriber numbers, which shows that Disney is on track to achieve its long-term direct-to-consumer goals.  ESPN+, which was Disney’s first foray into streaming, continues … Read More