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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...

Netflix animated film ‘Klaus’ wins BAFTA Award for Best Animated Feature

Sergio Pablos’s Klaus has won the British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) for best-animated feature. The awards were presented on 2nd February in London at the Royal Albert Hall. The Netflix-produced feature was up against Walt Disney Animation Studios’s Frozen 2, Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 4, and Aardman Animation’s A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon....

Fear of Corona Virus forces cancellation of ‘The Overwatch League’

After the cancellation of China’s League of Legends Pro League’s upcoming matches earlier this week, the Overwatch League is the next match to be cancelled due to the coronavirus epidemic. The official post reveals that “We have decided to cancel our February and March matches in China...

One Take Media refreshes its library: adds 100 new Kids movies

One Take Media Co. (OTMC) is continuously refreshing its content library and adding newer titles at regular intervals. These content acquisitions have kept the customer engaged, satisfied and maintaining stickiness to the platform. OTMC has been adding newer titles to its library, and most recently acquired 100...

Award-winning UK Animation and VFX industry to get a hard hit post Brexit

The U.K.’s award-winning visual effects industry could be hard hit by the proposed new post-Brexit immigration system. The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) published its report on minimum visa salary thresholds and a points-based visa system on Tuesday. While some MAC recommendations will help to mitigate the impact...

Dream 11 in works to raise $500 million fund during IPL

As Indian Premier League 2020 around the corner, which is expected to begin at the end of March, Mumbai-based fantasy gaming startup Dream11 is now raising fresh funds. The company is said to be on the verge of nearly doubling its valuation as Tiger Global looks to become its...

Director and Ex NBA Star Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash

Former NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant, aged 41 and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant, were among the nine people who were killed in a helicopter crash this morning in Calabasas, California. The cause of the crash remains a mystery as of now. Besides being a basketball sensation,...

Nickelodeon secures PayTV rights for Amazon Original ‘Just Add Magic’

Nickelodeon has acquired the international pay TV rights to Amazon Prime’s live-action series ‘Just Add Magic’ from producer and distributor Sinking Ship Entertainment excluding the Americas and China. The 50 x 22-minute show started airing on Nickelodeon in the UK first, late last year and all other territories will...

Yupp TV ties up with BSNL to offer Triple Play Services in Rural India

OTT service, YuppTV has collaborated with BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) to offer Triple Play Services in Rural India. This partnership comes after BSNL announced new TV channels and OTT services with the complete roll-out slated for 2020. The services will begin shortly in the South Zone,...

CGI- made ‘Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back- Evolution’ to be released on Netflix

Netflix and The Pokémon Company International announced on 23rd January 2020 that the newest animated movie based on the beloved Pokémon franchise will premiere on Netflix around the world outside of Japan and Korea. Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution welcomes a new CGI style to animated Pokémon movies...