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Amidst Coronavirus epidemic, major companies like Netflix and Warner Bros. shut down the production

With more people testing positive for Covid-19, many studios are making the smart decision to halt production of their TV shows. Two major companies, Netflix and Warner Bros. to halt production for at least a week. Netflix is halting production on its scripted shows in both the...

Microsoft, Ubisoft and other companies announce plans for digital events after the cancellation of E3

Microsoft and Ubisoft have announced plans for digital events following the cancellation of E3 2020 due to concern about the Coronavirus. Microsoft was set to hold a live press conference at the Microsoft Theater, next door to the Los Angeles Convention Centre, during E3 in June. There...

Disney+ launched in India ahead of schedule

The Disney+ service, which was expected in India towards the end of the months, is already here ahead of time. Hotstar, the video streaming service owned by the Star network has been rebranded to Disney+ Hotstar ahead of the Disney+ launch in India on 29 March, right...

Zynga announces the launch of a new Harry Potter mobile game

Zynga has announced the soft launch of Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells in select markets. Officially licensed from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and published under the Portkey Games label, the game weaves innovative match-three puzzle gameplay with the iconic characters, narrative, settings, spell-casting and magical mischief of...

Walt Disney calls off grand press launch in London due to spreading Coronavirus

Disney has cancelled its plan for a grand European press launch for Disney+ in London this week, to avoid industry gatherings due to Coronavirus (Covid-19) fears. Disney was to host the party at the Exhibition London event space on 5 March to “celebrate the European launch of...

Post Office Studios partners with Asian Paints for their new campaign ‘Colour Next’

Post Office Studios, a leading animation and new media technology company based in Mumbai, has partnered with Asian Paints to conceptualise and produce five animated films for their campaign ‘Colour Next 2020’. The campaign was released at India Design ID 2020, the country’s most definitive design and...

Leading International TV content market, MipTV called off due to Coronavirus scare

MIPTV, one of the leading international television conferences and markets, stands cancelled due to concerns related to the coronavirus (Covid-19). The organising committee, Reed MIDEM, has also announced that besides MIPTV, MIPDoc and MIPFormats and Canneseries 2020 have been cancelled. The event was scheduled between 30 March...

Dubai KHDA releases comics to spread awareness of Coronavirus

Dubai’s education regulator, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), through Twitter, shared an informative comic for kids (and adults) to expel any fears they may have about the COVID-19 outbreak. Originally published by the American National Public Radio (NPR) two days ago, the eight-page comic is...

ZEE5 wins ‘India’s Most Desired Video Streaming Brand’ Title in TRA’s report

ZEE5 has been named as ‘India’s Most Desired Video Streaming Brand’ as per TRA’s recently-released Most Desired Brands 2020 report. India witnessed a digital explosion 2016 onward due to the rapid increase in smartphone uses and cheaper internet. Since then, digital content consumption, leisure binge-watching has become...

Netflix announces partnership with six Japanese creators to develop Anime Originals

Netflix announced from Tokyo this week that it has partnered with six Japanese creators to develop original anime series for fans around the world, as part of the company’s continued effort to build on its best-in-class anime originals with deep creative roots in Japan. The six creators...