Digital Media

Hulu acquires 56 Disney titles including ‘Mulan’ and ‘Pocahontas’
5:00 pm PDT 28/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The VOD streaming platform, Hulu has delighted its subscribers this holiday season with its recent announcement. Hulu is now the exclusive streaming subscription service for some of Disney’s most beloved films. With a repository of 56 titles under its hood, Hulu has already started the process of adding some of the titles on its platform. The rest will be added in the coming months. We will get to witness movies like Pocahontas, Mulan, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Step Up, Lilo … Read More

Netflix to feature Dreamworks ‘Trollhunters’ on 23 December
11:30 am PDT 16/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

DreamWorks ‘Trollhunters’ is all set to unleash a new, fantastical world wrapped around the residents of the fictional suburb of Arcadia who make a startling discovery that the world beneath their hometown is as vast and mind blowing as anything on the surface. DreamWorks Trollhunters will bring viewers of all ages around the world into the rich and creative mind of Guillermo del Toro. Guillermo del Toro’s work as a director, screenwriter, film maker, producer and author is incredibly extensive and varied, ranging from … Read More

Celestial Tiger Entertainment launches Mandarin edutainment channel ‘Miao Mi’ in the United States
5:00 pm PDT 08/12/2016 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 its preschool kids channel ‘Miao Mi’ in the United States on Amazon Channels, a premium on-demand video subscription service. Miao Mi, the Mandarin edutainment channel created for preschool kids, will be available as a video subscription with Amazon Channels for Amazon Prime members. The launch on Amazon Channels marks CTE’s first presence in the United States beyond the company’s … Read More

Netflix will now allow users to download and watch content offline
5:00 pm PDT 02/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

In the age of online streaming of videos, which is on the verge of putting traditional cable connections to the side, Netflix is definitely a name to be known. From just playing different IPs over their platforms, they have come up with their very own IPs like Narcos, Stranger Things and more, that have been extremely well received by the audiences worldwide. While the company had earlier announced that they will never get into anything offline with their content, it came … Read More

Kids’ online streaming comsumption on a steep surge, says report
10:45 am PDT 01/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

With the digital age blooming throughout the globe, the modes of consumption of entertainment also varies now from what we had. Not long ago, the electronic media (mainly television) was the main source of entertainment for kids which is now being quickly taken over by online streaming services. With the smartphone penetration on a rise even in India, various OTT service providers have sprung up and are already flourishing. Apart from OTT services like Amazon Prime, VOOT, applications like YouTube … Read More

Amazon Prime Video to become the exclusive subscription video streaming platform for TV Asahi’s Japanese anime content.
6:00 pm PDT 24/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Amazon today announced its alliance with Japan-based TV Asahi Corporation which will make Amazon Prime Video India the exclusive subscription streaming home for some of TV Asahi’s kids toons – Doraemon, Shin-chan, and Ninja Hattori which will be available together in the territory for the first time ever on a video streaming platform. “Amazon Prime Video in India aims to be home to a diverse mix of beloved kids’ content and be the preferred entertainment choice for kids in India,” … Read More

Joint venture by Cake and Diagonal View launched to produce kids content for digital space
3:15 pm PDT 21/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE and digital content producer and distributor, Diagonal View have announced the launch of a joint venture to produce and distribute kids content for the digital space. The new company, called Popcorn Digital, will produce kids’ content specifically for exploitation across global online media platforms, such as YouTube, with the intention that certain IP’s created for digital AVOD platforms internationally, will crossover into the linear space. CAKE, CCO and MD, Ed Galton said, “CAKE has been searching … Read More

Warner Bros. acquires Machinima in an undisclosed deal
3:00 pm PDT 18/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Warner Bros. seems to be pushing its digital boundaries as the company has just announced their acquisition of Machinima, the hit video service which caters to the gamers. Warner Bros. was already an investor in the company along with few others. Now that Warner Bros. has acquired the gaming and fandom-related company, Machinima will be absorbed in the Warner Bros. Digital Networks, which was launched in June in an attempt to take the company’s digital and over-the-top (OTT) video services … Read More

Kids friendly app launched by YouTube in India
1:00 pm PDT 10/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Seems like Viacom 18’s OTT platform VOOT which had been the only platform in the market offering kids content on-the-go just got a competition as YouTube announced the launch of YouTube Kids in India, an app designed keeping children and parents in mind. The official YouTube Kids app is designed for curious little minds and is a simple app where kids can browse channels and playlists in four categories – Music, Shows, Learning and Explore. The free app is now … Read More

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