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PlayStation Vue will bid adieu to all Viacom channels from 11 November
4:00 pm PDT 09/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

It seems that the online streaming services which are on the rise given the advent of digital media have already started running into problems. Sony has announced that it will be dropping all channels of Viacom from their online streaming service, PlayStation Vue. Some of the channels that will no longer be available for the users of PlayStation Vue are CMT channels, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV channels, Nickelodeon channels, Spike, Tr3s, TV Land, VH1 and more. The development will come … Read More

Toonz Media Group and Herotainment sign strategic partnership to launch digital series based on ‘Smighties’
6:00 pm PDT 04/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

India based Toonz Studios, the flagship division of pre-eminent media company Toonz Media, has signed a strategic partnership with the New York based transmedia and entertainment company Herotainment. The partnership sees Toonz and Herotainment, creators of the popular collectible brand, Smighties, extend the property into a digital series named ‘Smighties’ based on the extremely characters. The 39×7’ series is targeted at kids of age group four to seven years and will be launching in summer 2017 on Toonz’s globally popular … Read More

nexGTv acquires global digital rights to animated Ramayana from HT Media
12:00 pm PDT 27/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Thirty episodes of the animated series Ramayana will be available around the world on the nexGTv web and mobile platforms during Diwali. This follows the acquisition by nexGTv of the digital telecast rights from HT Media. With Diwali just around the corner, the content addition highlights nexGTv’s focus on delivering highly-relevant India-centric entertainment solutions to viewers around the world. The platform has also recently tied up with several reputed content developers and media firms such as Culture Machine and Inavit … Read More

ChuChu TV partners with Dream Theatre to launch Global Consumer Products Business
3:00 pm PDT 26/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

ChuChu TV, Asia-Pacific’s most watched YouTube channel for toddlers from India, with over 6 billion views and 6 million subscribers, has partnered with Dream Theatre to launch the global Consumer Products business for the brand. In terms of watch time, ChuChu TV is the most watched channel in Asia Pacific and is amongst the top 20 YouTube channels in the world. Originated in Chennai in 2013, the channel has a wide audience from around the world averaging around 300 million … Read More

Amazon strikes deal with Green Gold to bring animated content for Prime users
1:00 pm PDT 14/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Digital is the new platform for animation. E-commerce giant Amazon has favoured animated content as it struck a deal with Green Gold Animation to bring its popular shows for kids to the on-demand streaming service. Amazon Prime Video has picked up exclusive streaming rights for upcoming TV episodes and movies of Super Bheem, Chhota Bheem, and Mighty Raju. Prime members will have access to Green Gold Animation’s content library, including popular kids’ shows like Chhota Bheem, Mighty Raju, Krishna Balaram, … Read More

With over 2.6 million subscribers, Videogyan continues to educate and entertain kids through animated content
7:00 pm PDT 10/10/2016 By Ronald Rodrigues

Freedom and Flexibility are now the basic needs added to the usual food, clothing and shelter. Be it in professional or personal life, we always look for these two factors- freedom to express ourselves and flexibility to perform in a comfortable way. Anything that provides these two factors gains popularity; just like the digital media has gained tremendous traction in the recent few years. YouTube has become the ‘go to platform’ for entrepreneurs who wish not to function as puppets … Read More

Is Disney in a bid to acquire Twitter?
6:00 pm PDT 27/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Twitter has become one of the most widely used social networking platforms. Be it a celebrity or a renowned brand, everybody takes to Twitter to spread their message across the digital medium. However, if reports are to be believed, the company might soon be acquired. The contenders for the bidding have big names like Google and Salesforce. Now, as reported by Bloomberg, Disney has joined the race of acquiring Twitter. Although no official bid has been made yet, The Walt … Read More

Twitter to end engineering operations at its development centre in Bengaluru
2:00 pm PDT 20/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

While the news of Twitter expanding its tweet’s character limits is doing rounds everywhere, some employees at Twitter India’s Bengaluru office are not as fortunate, it seems. Twitter has announced that they will be ceasing their engineering operations at its Bengaluru development centre, the second of its kind for the company out of USA. The layoff which comes as a part of “normal business review” by the social networking giant will reportedly be affecting around 20 individuals, however the company … Read More

HBO and Cinemax set to venture into PlayStation Vue
1:00 pm PDT 16/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

In an age where cable service providers are being replaced by live television through online streaming services, the already existing big players of the industry are walking that extra mile to leverage on the ongoing trend. Sony for one has been trying to make amendments to provide replacements of cable networks and fill it up with online streaming services on their devices. The company’s online streaming, live TV service, PlayStation Vue will soon be hosting HBO and Cinemax. Each one … Read More

Celestial Tiger Entertainment Launches ‘Miao Mi’ in Singapore
3:30 pm PDT 31/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), operator of the largest bouquet of pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment, announced today the launch of CTE’s kids channel ‘Miao Mi’ in Singapore on Mediacorp’s OTT service, Toggle, and Singtel TV’s new OTT service, Cast. Miao Mi, the Mandarin edutainment channel created for preschool kids across Asia, is now available on Toggle’s Prime pack, and will be launched on Cast’s Kids pack starting 1 September. Singapore is the second market for Miao Mi, following its … Read More

DreamWorksTV set to launch a new cartoon ‘Get My Goat’
11:00 am PDT 31/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

DreamWorksTV is set to launch a brand new animated series in September. The online video destination will launch the animated comedy series titled Get My Goat. The series follows the tail of a dimwitted Gold Fang who is one hungry wolf who won’t be satisfied until he can sink his teeth into oh-so-juicy Billy the Goat. There’s only one problem – Billy’s best bud is Dutch, a clever herding dog who protects his flock of one against all of Gold … Read More

Hungama Play announces version 2.0; offers over 23000 hours of video content
5:00 pm PDT 17/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Hungama Play, India’s leading VoD service, announced the biggest content expansion and feature upgrade with its version 2.0. With the upgrade, Hungama Play aims to enhance consumer experiences with an addition of over 7000 hours of video content along with new and exciting features such as download manager and swipe gesture controlled media player. Besides the vast movie library of over 8000 titles, Hungama Play 2.0 launches new sections including television, music videos, kids, short movies as well as live … Read More