Digital Media

Watcho, OTT platform from Dish TV, sees 50 per cent rise in content consumption
12:00 pm PDT 21/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

DTH company Dish TV India has launched a variety of short format, original content on its OTT platform Watcho due to the increase in the viewing needs of their customers.  Over the last month, Watcho has witnessed a 50 per cent surge in content consumption, leading to a steep hike in their subscriber base and adding one million new subscribers in a month bringing it up to 3.0 million.  The streaming platform has also seen a rise in the time … Read More

Snapdeal forays into OTT space with Hungama Play
6:00 pm PDT 20/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Snapdeal has forayed into the Indian OTT game by joining hands with VOD platform Hungama Play.  Under this deal, Hungama Play will offer video-streaming service to Snapdeal users who can order essentials while enjoying videos from the app.   Commenting on the partnership, Hungama Digital Media COO Siddhartha Roy stated, “Our association with Snapdeal enables us to offer users wholesome entertainment led by an incredible library of short-format videos, movies, TV shows and Hungama Originals. We are certain that the content … Read More

ALTBalaji subscriptions grow by 60 per cent during COVID lockdown
5:00 pm PDT 20/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

ALTBalaji, homegrown OTT platform from Balaji Telefilms, has seen a significant rise in engagement levels as consumers continue their content consumption online. It continues to make a mark in the original Hindi SVOD space and has witnessed an average of 17,000 subscriptions added per day post lockdown. Watch times and subscriptions have been seeing strong growth during this period with high levels of growth in all our key markets and demographics. ALTBalaji has witnessed 60 per cent growth in the … Read More

‘Artemis Fowl’ gets premiere date on Disney+
4:00 pm PDT 20/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney+ has slotted a premiere date for Artemis Fowl, Disney’s family adventure film based on the best-selling YA book by Eoin Colfer. The movie is directed by Kenneth Branagh and features newcomer Ferdia Shaw in the title role alongside Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, Josh McGuire, Nikesh Patel and Adrian Scarborough, with Colin Farrell and Judi Dench. Twelve-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, sets out in a desperate attempt to save … Read More

ShemarooMe partners with Dhiraagu to boost brand visibility in Maldives
2:00 pm PDT 20/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

ShemarooMe has announced to have collaborated with Dhiraagu, the largest provider of telecommunications and digital services in Maldives. This association will accelerate availability and brand visibility for ShemarooMe in Maldives amongst the subscriber base of Dhiraagu TV (IPTV). Commenting on the association, Shemaroo Entertainment CEO Hiren Gada said, “We are delighted to partner with Dhiraagu TV and mark our entry into the Maldives region. Dhiraagu has a strong subscriber base, which will help enhance the brand visibility and strengthen the … Read More

One Take Media Co. (OTMC) launches new OTT app, Playflix
11:00 am PDT 20/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

One Take Media Co (OTMC), a global content production and distribution hub, is all set to foray into the Indian OTT space with newly launched app, Playflix. With a content library of more than 10,000 hours of content OTMC’s Playflix will include content across a whopping 28 genres ranging from Hollywood Movies in nine languages, Regional language Movies, Kids, Cooking, Korean TV dramas in Hindi and many more. Being the first ever mover in the Korean content space, OTMC boasts … Read More

ZEE5 announces launch of ZEE5 KIDS
4:00 pm PDT 17/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

ZEE5, from Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), has announced the launch of ZEE5 KIDS.  To provide a good quality content for the younger viewers, ZEE5 Kids will house 4000+ hours of entertainment content, across genres, languages, formats and age-group based curations for kids. The service is free for consumption. Commenting on the launch, ZEE5 India programming head Aparna Acharekar said, “We are very excited to share our new offering, ZEE5 KIDS, a unique and smart confluence of entertainment that is … Read More

ALTBalaji completes three years with 60+ original shows across genres
1:00 pm PDT 16/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Homegrown OTT platform, ALTBalaji completes three years in the business today, 16 April. The platform and ALTBalaji and Balaji Telefilms’ boss Ekta Kapoor has thanked audience for the support. With an extensive, diverse content library that spans across multiple genres, ALTBalaji has created a niche for itself in the original content space and inculcating binge-watching habit amongst Indian audiences.  ALTBalaji has also emerged as one of the fastest-growing homegrown platforms with more than 60 originals to its name and continue … Read More

Disney+Hotstar to stream ‘The Simpsons’ from today, 15 April
6:00 pm PDT 15/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

After successfully foraying into the Indian OTT space, Disney+Hotstar is all set to stream all the 31 seasons of the iconic animated show The Simpsons from today, 15 April. The streamer announced it on their social media handles. Created by Matt Groening, globally recognised as a pioneering animator, The Simpsons launched in 1989 and it is the longest-running sitcom in the American history with a collection of over 675 episodes spanning across 31 seasons.   View this post on Instagram … Read More

Tubi Kids will be available to all android users
1:00 pm PDT 15/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The free streaming service Tubi has just announced that it has started to roll out Tubi Kids on Android. Tubi Kids will be available to all Android users in the coming days, expanding its current availability on Roku, Fire TV and Comcast Xfinity. Tubi Kids features a robust library of children’s content – over 1,200 age-appropriate movies and television shows or over 5,000 hours of content – completely free in a dedicated section built just for families. The content is … Read More

OTT consumption has seen a major boost in India during COVID period: KPMG report
8:00 pm PDT 14/04/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

The nation is grappling with COVID-19 showing no signs of slowing down its accelerated growth. The lockdowns across the country have been extended till 3 May, which means people will have to restrict themselves at home for another 19 days! Which in return means that content consumption on TV or online will continue to increase. Looking at the current scenario, KPMG has released a report titled COVID-19: The Many Shades Of A Crisis- A Media And Entertainment Sector Perspective, highlighting … Read More

Netflix inks first-look deal with comics publisher BOOM! Studios
2:00 pm PDT 14/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix has signed a first-look deal with comic book and graphic novel publihser, BOOM! Studios, for new TV series based on the studio’s comic book franchises. BOOM! and Netflix are currently working on a feature adaptation of the graphic novel The Unsound. The two companies previously collaborated on a graphic novel tie in to the 2019 series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. “BOOM! characters are innately special, they’re colorful, diverse and varied and their stories have the power to … Read More