Digital Media

Kid Genius Cartoon Channel takes a digital leap and ventures into Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire
12:00 pm PDT 02/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Genius Brands International “Genius Brands” (Nasdaq: GNUS) has extended the reach of its Kid Genius Cartoon Channel today by approximately 20 million households as the channel “goes live” on OTT platforms, including Roku, Apple TV (Nasdaq: APPL), and Amazon’s Fire (Nasdaq: AMZN), boosting the channel’s reach to an estimated 50 million U.S.A. households.  Additionally, the company is launching new apps for its signature Baby Genius and SpacePOP brands on these platforms, in an attempt to present the audiences with multi-platform engagement … Read More

Jazwares partners with USP Studios to develop YouTube kids content
4:00 pm PDT 31/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Florida based toy company, Jazwares has announced its partnership with the Indian animation studio, USP Studios which is one of the world’s foremost creators of online animated content for kids. Through this strategic partnership, Jazwares has obtained the licensing rights for USP Studios original properties that air exclusively on YouTube like Baby Bao Panda and Bob the Train. In addition, JazWings, the innovative idea incubation arm of Jazwares, and USP Studios will develop animated content based on exciting new brands … Read More

Moose Toys’ YouTube channels will now be handled by DHX Media’s Wildbrain
6:00 pm PDT 24/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

  WildBrain has been appointed the exclusive global manager of Moose Toys’ YouTube channels for the Shopkins, Happy Places, Grossery Gang and Twozies brands. Moose Toys is an Australian toy design, development, marketing and distribution company founded in 1985. With their headquarters in Melbourne, they have offices in Hong Kong, London and Los Angeles. Their products are sold in over 80 countries. Moose Toys, marketing director, Belinda Gruebner said, “The Shopkins YouTube channel has attracted more than 310,000 subscribers and … Read More

The pre-school sensation channel – ChuChu TV’s video enters the 1 billion views club
7:30 pm PDT 18/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Asia Pacific’s most watched YouTube channel with a subscriber base of five million, with three million average views per video on its channels, ChuChu TV, has hit the one billion views landmark for its nursery rhymes compilation video, Johny Johny Yes Papa. The video has the distinction of being India’s first entry to the “One billion views” club. This “Made in India” channel is ranked number one in Asia Pacific across all genres and ranked two worldwide in the education … Read More

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