Xilam licences content to Discovery Italy’s kids channel K2
MUMBAI: French animation production company Xilam has licensed more than 400 half-hours of preschool and kids’ content partnered to Discovery Italy’s kids channel K2.
Through this partnership, Xilam and K2 have inked a number of new output deals. K2 has acquired a number of new Xilam properties, including Rolling with the Ronks, Paprika, Mr Magoo and Moka. The kids channel has also renewed the exclusive free TV rights to a number of Xilam’s hit series including Oggy & the Cockroaches, The Daltons and Zig & Sharko.
The agreement adds to Xilam’s growing distribution presence across Europe, with shows delivering outstanding ratings on many key networks such as Super RTL and Disney Channel in Germany, K2 in Italy, or Gulli in France, RTBF and VRT in Benelux. It also attests the appeal of shows such as Oggy & the Cockroaches, with the new season 5 (78 x 7’) whose launch already ranks number one on France’s Gulli channel.
Xilam Animation Founder and President Marc du Pontavice said, “Italy is increasingly becoming one of our key territories for distribution growth and these deals further boost the presence of our brands. These newest deals further underscore our position as the go-to distributor for kids’ content with proven global appeal.”