MIPCOM, Cannes – Building on the rapid success of brand animated series such as Oggy and the Cockroaches and The Daltons on K2 (the Discovery Italia free-to-air channel targeting kids 4-14 filled with action, adventure and pure entertainment), award-winning French animation studio Xilam and Discovery Italia have signed an Output deal for the upcoming years.
In a move to strengthen Discovery Italia’s animated comedy line-up, this comprehensive trade agreement includes 14 series, i.e. a volume of 450 half-hour programmes. In short:
- 250 half hours from Xilam’s library, including Oggy and The Cockroaches, The Daltons, Space Goofs, etc.
- 120 half-hours of series currently in production, including Hubert and Takako, Zig and Sharko (season 2), The Daltons (season 2), etc.
- 80 half hours, i.e. 3 new series to be produced by Xilam in 2015-2016
“Build a partnership with Xilam was unavoidable,” said Loredana Di Domenico, Programming & Content Acquisition Director Discovery Italia. “They’re masters of animated comedies and K2 is the reign of fun!”
Marc du Pontavice, Founder and President of Xilam, said, “We are very excited to be signing such an important deal with Discovery Kids since K2 is doing a tremendous job giving exposure to Xilam’s series. This Cooperation is going to bring more and more fans to our brand titles.”