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Xilam sees success in Asia

Published on: November 29th, 2017

French company has secured raft of sales in the region across its kids’ catalogue in advance of Asia Television Forum.

Ahead of its premiere next year, Xilam has signed a pre-sale for its new animated series Mr Magoo. In 2018, Cartoon Network Asia will air the 78 x 7 series in the following territories: Southeast Asia, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, India and Indian subcontinent, and New Zealand.

Cartoon Network Asia has also taken seasons six and seven of Oggy and the Cockroaches, which will launch on the network’s channels next year. Previous seasons of Oggy and the Cockroaches are currently airing on Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Netflix and Amazon in Asia.

Meanwhile, Chinese distributor Jetsen Huashi Wangju Kids has picked up the digital rights to season one of Xilam’s Zig and Sharko. The series is due to be released next year in China across their VOD platforms. Seasons one and two of Zig and Sharko are also earning top ratings on the Disney Channel in Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea.

In India the company continues to make its mark– over the last 12 months, Xilam shows have been sold to Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, Sony as well as local Indian VOD platforms including Amazon India, Alt Digital and Hungama.

Moreover, UYoung in China is currently airing Oggy & the Cockroaches, and has also secured TV and VOD rights for pre-school animation Paprika, and kids’ wildlife series If I Were an Animal.

Marc du Pontavice, Founder and President at Xilam Animation, commented: “Asia is an important region for us and we are thrilled to be expanding the presence of our programming there in 2018. We’ve had so much success with our shows to date and look forward to building on that next year.”

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