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Cyma Zarghami’s MiMO Studio acquires rights for bestselling preschool book franchise

MiMO Studio — launched in February by the former president of Nickelodeon, Cyma Zarghami — has acquired Deborah Diesen’s bestselling preschool book franchise The Pout-Pout Fish and award-winning kids’ serialized podcast The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian for development into multiple animated TV specials. Written by Diesen and illustrated by Dan...

Pixar Story Artist, Rob Gibbs dies at the age of 55

2020 is only bringing death news. Noted Pixar writer, story artist and director Rob Gibbs of Finding Nemo, Toy Story 2 fame has passed away aged 55. Though the reason of his death is still not revealed, Pixar spokesperson confirmed the news. Gibbs was a resident of San Rafael,...

Synamedia joins hands with Google Cloud for its expansion of video networking

Synamedia, one of the world’s largest independent video software providers, has joined hands with Google Cloud to expand its video network portfolio with new over-the-top (OTT) offerings ‘as a service’. With this partnership, Synamedia will be able to further address customer needs for high availability, increased scalability...

Karnataka government to host online Chess competition to raise funds for COVID-19 relief

The Karnataka Youth Empowerment and Sports Department, Government of Karnataka, announced that it will be hosting an online Chess Tournament to raise funds for Covid-19 relief, in association with United Karnataka Chess Association (Affiliated to AICF, recognised by the Karnataka Government) and Bengaluru-based Mobile Premier League (MPL),...

Anime Actress Kumiko Okae dies after contracting Coronavirus

It’s a sad day for anime fans as popular anime actress Kumiko Okae passed away after being diagnosed with Coronavirus. She was 63 years old. According to the reports, Okae began showing symptoms of COVID-19 since 3 April, after she underwent radiation therapy for breast cancer. Her...

Indian Broadcasting Foundation requests for support during the economic crisis in the industry

The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) has urged the government for support to deal with the economic crises in the television broadcast sector due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. The organisation has written a letter to information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar mentioning several requests. IBF...

Creator of ‘Tom and Jerry’ and ‘Popeye’ dies at 95

Famous animator Gene Deitch, whose creation ‘Tom and Jerry’ and ‘Popeye’ made every 90’s kids childhood memorable, died on 16th April, at his home in Prague. He was 95. The news was shared with the Czech News Agency (CTK) by Garamond publishing house owner Petr Himel. The...

Disney Animator Ann Sullivan dies due to Coronavirus infection

Ann Sullivan, a longtime Walt Disney Studios animator, has died from complications of Covid-19. Sullivan resided at the Motion Picture Television Fund’s (MPTF) skilled nursing facility in Woodland Hills, California. She was 91. Born in Fargo, North Dakota, Sullivan began working at Disney in the 1950s, in...

Information and Broadcasting Ministry requests DTH and Cable operators for uninterrupted service

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has urged all the broadcasters, DTH providers, MSOs and LCOs to continue to provide uninterrupted services to their respective subscribers and cooperate with other players within the distribution chain. This request comes in the interest of the viewers and larger...

ALTBalaji initiates ‘One Meal at a Time’ campaign during the lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown challenges at every sector possible in the country. Under the effects of the lockdown which might extend further, the daily wage earners, labourers and the underprivileged are the worst affected lot and are struggling to make ends meet. To provide a helping...