Xilam, the award-winning animation production company, announces that Turner Asia Pacific has acquired two additional seasons for its ratings-winner Oggy and the Cockroaches. The series in 4K will be delivered from 2017 onwards and available across Turner’s channels including Cartoon Network, Boomerang and POGO.
The strong partnership between Xilam and Turner has seen the slapstick comedy series steadily build its popularity since 2013 when Cartoon Network picked up Season 4, to became one of the channel’s highest rating series.
Known to viewers as the ‘Home of the new Oggy’, Cartoon Network then snapped up Season 5 at the Asian TV Forum last year and is slated for broadcast in early 2017. It is the first Oggy series to be produced in 4K. With the acquisition of Season 6 (78×7’) and Season 7 (78×7’), Turner will continue to be custodians of the brand in Asia Pacific and to increase the success on its channels which are available in 88 million households.
Mark Eyers, Turner’s Chief Content Officer of its kids’ networks in Asia Pacific, says: “We all know that cockroaches have some serious survival skills, and there’s just something about Oggy and his mischievous friends that continue to connect with kids. By extending the relationship with Xilam, Turner has kept hold of a proven hit to further boost its leadership position in the region.”
Marc du Pontavice, Founder and CEO of Xilam Animation comments: “Oggy’s worldwide success continues to hit new highs, and we are thrilled to pursue the partnership with Turner and Cartoon Network that helped build and expand Oggy as a phenomenon throughout Asia.”