Digital Media

DHX Media and Amazon Prime Video strike largest deal for kids’ content
11:30 am PDT 12/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

DHX Media has announced a large-volume content deal for 13 of its kids’ shows with Amazon Prime Video for its global subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) service. This agreement marks the largest between the two companies till date, covering more than 200 countries and territories, and 15 languages. Under the deal, new titles will be added to the international streaming service, including Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam, Caillou, Johnny Test, Yo Gabba Gabba!, classic Inspector Gadget and In the Night Garden for launch, beginning this fall. “Leading global … Read More

Pocoyo’s adventures debut on Amazon Prime Video
2:00 pm PDT 06/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Pocoyo is now available on Amazon Prime Video through the Amazon Video Direct self-publishing service. The series, which is produced by Spain’s Zinkia, is one of the latest additions to the kids and family selection on the streaming service. Amazon Prime Video subscribers will now be able to accompany the ever-entertaining Pocoyo on his adventures whenever they like. These adventures are set against a backdrop where colours, shapes and music blend to create a truly unique space, always with a focus … Read More

FICCI Knowledge Series 2017 : Digital content specialists outline building blocks for digital transformation
8:00 am PDT 06/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

On October 4, 2017, senior executives from India’s motion picture, television and digital industries concluded that a digital first and innovation focused mindset, integration across organisational DNA, data analytics, data protection and IP security are the key pillars of successful digital transformation. The 2017 Fast Track India: Digital Building Blocks, a Knowledge Series forum by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICCI) in association with the Los Angeles India Film Council (LAIFC), supported by the Centre for Content Promotion … Read More

Videogyan to launch comprehensive app Kidzooly and brand new IPs this October
11:00 am PDT 29/09/2017 By Anshita Bhatt

The numbers are going up and up; and so is the set of shows for India’s infotainment YouTube channel Videogyan. Not talking in riddles and cutting to the chase, the passionate team of creators at Videogyan are working on two new IPs – TooToo Girl and Timboo n Tuskar – which will be launched in the coming month, and a new show Minnu and Mintu. “Our IP TooToo Boy has gained popularity in few months of its launch and we were getting … Read More

VOOT wins IBC 2017 Innovation Award for Content Distribution
7:00 pm PDT 18/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Viacom 18’s video-on-demand streaming service VOOT, has won the coveted International Broadcasting Convention 2017 (IBC 2017) Innovation Award for content distribution for its progressive web app (PWA) product- VOOT Lite. IBC, which annually awards the latest innovations in media and technology, recognised VOOT’s pioneering initiative in giving mobile web users an app like experience in consuming digital video. VOOT was the only online video service that was shortlisted for the awards, along with other leading organisations, amongst 190 plus entries … Read More

The big payoff for producers and freelance artists
6:35 pm PDT 15/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The gig economy, starting with India, is in for a major transformation over the next few years. Transcending the realms of the ordinary, GAFX – the new star on the digital media and entertainment horizon is virtually revolutionising the space and making things more exciting for the key stakeholders. For producers, studio owners and freelance artists devoted to creating world-class gaming, animation and VFX work, it’s time to usher in change! GAFX was born from the need to help address … Read More

Cartoon Network launches Ben 10 Alien Experience App, new episodes from 17 September
4:00 pm PDT 12/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Ever wished, you could delve in the world of  Cartoon Network superhero, Ben 10? Now you can, with the brand-new Ben 10 Alien Experience App! With a mobile game, Cartoon Network gives all young fans of the show the chance to be their own superhero and enter the Omniverse. Here’s what you can do with the app: Turn into your favourite alien to fight the evil Zomboso and his robots: Live through Ben’s fun-filled escapades! When Zomboso and his robots come … Read More

Cake to bring key titles to Virgin TV and Kids App in new deal
11:15 am PDT 08/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Leading kids’ entertainment specialist Cake has announced a distribution deal with Virgin TV. The agreement, which totals nearly 500 episodes, will see programmes from Cake’s catalogue airing on Virgin TV Kids’ on demand service, (available to Virgin Media subscribers in the UK and Ireland), and on its brand new kids app which launched on 24 August 2017. Cake CCO and managing director Ed Galton said, “It is exciting to be working with Virgin TV as they expand their offering to … Read More

Videocon d2h ushers a “sunshine of happiness” with own kids services
5:15 pm PDT 07/09/2017 By Swati Panda

Videocon d2h “Asia’s Most Promising DTH service” has packets of happiness not only for kids but also for their parents with its broad range of TV channels for kids infotainment. Kids love a variety of content which matches their psyche like animated cartoons, rhymes shows, mythological characters. AnimationXpress team explored the fascinating world of kids entertainment and we spoke to Videocon d2h CEO Anil Khera about the same. The regular kids channels in Videocon d2h range from Nick, Hungama, Disney … Read More

Hooq and Disney join hands to bring Marvel series to South-East Asia
4:45 pm PDT 07/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Hooq, a video-on-demand service in South-East Asia, has now got exclusive SVOD rights to bring three of Marvel’s latest series – Inhumans, Runaways and Cloak and Dagger – on the same day as the US telecast on their platform for the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore, via a newly inked deal with The Walt Disney Company South-East Asia. While the first chapter of Marvel’s Inhumans has been released last week worldwide in IMAX theatres, the following episodes will then be … Read More

Partnership Summit will showcase why companies want British Columbia as their next Headquarters
2:40 pm PDT 07/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The second annual B.C. India summit in ‘Digital Media and Entertainment’ is all set to roll ahead commencing on the eighteenth of September 2017 in Canada at Vancouver, British Columbia (B.C.) Canada India Business Council is organising it in collaboration with Creative B.C. and the B.C. Ministry of jobs, trade and technology.B.C. is a leading creative hub at the forefront of entertainment technology offering the 3 ‘T’ advantages of – Tax credits, Talent and Time zone. It will be hosted … Read More

Viu releases poster of its upcoming thriller digital series ‘Social’ starring Rana Daggubati
2:00 pm PDT 01/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

As the launch date of Rana ​Daggubati’s social media thriller comes closer, fans can rejoice the release of the new poster of ‘Social’. Raising a lot of expectations, Viu has released the poster featuring the debonair Rana Daggubati illustrating the question whether social media is a boon or a bane. The captivating reveal poster inspires the narrative of how a single click in the digital world can can change a life.Produced by Whacked Out Media and Guru Films, set in … Read More