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KC Global Media Brings Animax and Gem to Amazon Prime Video in India

(Last Updated On: May 30, 2023)

In a move to expand the availability of anime and Japanese entertainment in India, KC Global Media has partnered with Amazon’s streaming platform, Prime Video. KC Global Media, owner of several TV channels across Asia, has made their channels Animax and Gem accessible to Indian audiences via Prime Video Channels.

Animax, a 24×7 anime channel known for broadcasting quality animated content from Japan, was initially launched in India in 2004 when Sony owned the channel. It was discontinued in 2020 and subsequently purchased by KC Global Media alongside Gem. Animax returned to Indian screens earlier this year on JioTV, and with this new collaboration, it will be available on-demand on Prime Video.

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Gem, a Southeast Asian channel airing live-action Japanese entertainment, including dramas and variety shows, is marking its debut in India with this move.

Several new anime titles have been added to Prime Video’s catalog, including ‘Fruits Basket’ (Seasons 1 to 3), ‘Haikyu!’ (Season 1 to 4), ‘Yashahime: Half Demon Princess’, ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’, ‘How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom’, and ‘Sabikui Bisco’, among others. Prime Video will also host a variety of Japanese dramas and shows like ’10 Count to the Future’, ‘AVALANCHE’, ‘Captured Hospital’, and ‘Outsider Cops’, to name a few.

These additions will be available under the Animax + GEM entertainment pack on Prime Video Channels at an add-on subscription of ₹299 per year. All content will feature Japanese audio with English subtitles.

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George Chien, the co-founder, president, and CEO of KC Global media, expressed his excitement about the partnership. He stated, “Fueled by passionate fans and the strong following of Japanese pop culture in India, we are excited to bring the ultimate Japanese entertainment experience in collaboration with one of India’s leading streaming platforms.”

He added, “This partnership with Amazon Prime Video marks another significant milestone for us, as we continue our efforts to provide fans in India with greater accessibility across multiple genres of premium Japanese hit series and anime content, anytime, anywhere.”

Earlier this month, Prime Video users noticed content licensed by KC Global Media on the platform, which fueled speculation about an upcoming launch of Animax and Gem as on-demand channels.

Interestingly, KC Global Media also owns the channel ‘One’, which showcases Korean entertainment content. In light of the growing popularity of K-dramas in India, co-founder Andy Kaplan hinted at a possible launch in an interview with IGN India, saying, “Given the right timing and the right partners, we are happy to explore this opportunity to bring the best of Korean entertainment to India.”


Source – Prime Video via IGN India

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Arjun Goyal
A seasoned Software Engineer with a rich tapestry of passions that span beyond the technical realm. My journey with anime started with 'Bleach', which spurred an exploration into the wider world of novels, movies, mangas, and webtoons. Favorites of mine include 'Solo Leveling' in webtoons and 'Dragon Rioting' in manga.
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