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Ashwathi Anoopkumar

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Karadi Tales named the ‘Audiobook Publisher of the Year’ at London

The Indian publishing house and kids content company, Karadi Tales has been awarded ‘The Audiobook Publisher of the Year’ by the London Book Fair Excellence Awards. It was also shortlisted for The Education Initiative Award and The Educational Learning Resources Award. Karadi Tales were also the producers...

Discovery launches new OTT platform Discovery Plus

Discovery, India’s one of the leading real-life entertainment networks, has forayed into the Indian OTT landscape with the launch of ‘Discovery Plus’, a new D2C streaming app, to meet the need of a differentiated product offering premium real-life entertainment. Priced competitively with an introductory offer of Rs....

Disney India buys a new soccer-themed series ‘Supa Strikas’

Moonbug, children’s content producer and distributor has sold its soccer-themed animated series Supa Strikas to Disney India. Supa Strikas is a beloved South African digital and linear sports brand that follows the leading football team as they journey across the globe and to outer space on a quest to...

Diamond Toons releases a new comic describing the safety and nutrition for kids

Teaching the importance, benefits and facts about healthy and safe food with Master and Miss Sehat, Diamond Toons has recently launched a new comic book – Swachh Khao Swachh Raho. In the comic book, Chacha Chaudhary, the legendary Indian comic hero along with Master and Miss Sehat...

Diamond Comic distributors cancels the Retailer Summit due to spreading Coronavirus

The impact and spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, leading to many events getting cancelled, the latest being the cancellation of 2020 Retailer Summit by Diamond Comic Distributors. The event had been scheduled to take place 14 to 16 April in conjunction with MegaCon in Orlando,...

Hasbro and Disney renews contract for making ‘Marvel’ and ‘Star Wars’ toys

Hasbro will continue to be the toy licensor for Walt Disney’s Marvel and Star Wars franchises, the toy behemoth announced on 21 February. Disney’s and Hasbro’s relations dates back to decades, and they extended a pact back in 2013 which was supposed to expire in 2020. “We...

American toy company Mattel launches Olympics inspired toy collection

Mattel revealed their first products collection across brands to celebrate the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The collection includes items from the toyco’s Barbie, Hot Wheels and UNO brands. Mattel collaborated with the IOC and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee of the Olympic Games to create licensed toy products,...

Unilever announces to stop the advertising of food and beverages targeting children below 12

Unilever has announced to be discontinuing all marketing and advertising initiatives of its food and beverage brands which are primarily targeted to children. The company will not market the products to children under the age of 12 across traditional media channels, and below the age of 13...

Coronavirus threat might affect the release of Disney’s ‘Mulan’ in China

Coronavirus is not only affecting the health of masses across the world, but also various industries at large. After the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the virus as a state of global emergency, Disney’s theme park business in China has already hit a low and now its...

Starz and Lionsgate team up for output deals for split pay streaming rights

STARZPLAY, the Starz platform’s international streaming service, announced that it has entered a theatrical output deal with global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) for split first pay streaming rights in the UK to Lionsgate’s recently released and upcoming feature films. Under the multi-year agreement, STARZPLAY subscribers...