Xilam Animation has secured new deals in Southern Europe including a pair of significant package deals in Portugal which will see 100 hours of content head to the territory, and new sales in Turkey and Greece.
In Portugal, public broadcaster RTP has acquired close to 80 hours of programming across Xilam’s titles Coach Me If You Can (52×13’), The Daltons (195×7’), Athleticus (60×2’15’) along with renewals for both seasons of Floopaloo, Where Are You? (104×13’) and What’s the Big Idea? (52×5′). Xilam also scores a new deal with Dreamia for its pay TV children’s channel Biggs which covers over 25 hours across Moka’s Fabulous Adventures (78×7’) and Hubert & Takako (78×7’).
Xilam has also inked a deal with Warner Media in Turkey for seasons 5-7 of Oggy and the Cockroaches and Oggy and the Cockroaches – The Movie (1×80’) which launched on Boomerang on April 6th. Additionally, local network Minika Cocuk has acquired Athleticus and Moka’s Fabulous Adventures which will start airing this summer.
In Greece, Xilam has also signed a free-to-air and VOD deal with public broadcaster ERT for titles including Athleticus; seasons one and two of Floopaloo, Where Are You?; seasons two and three of Zig & Sharko; If I were an Animal (52 x 5’); Paprika, and Oggy and the Cockroaches – The Movie.
“As we continue to strengthen our Southern European footprint, these new deals provide a significant boost to our existing presence in the region. We look forward to bringing audiences of all demographics – from pre-schoolers, through to older kids and family audiences – this new wave of titles which are brimming with all the characteristics Xilam content is known and loved for – engaging storylines, fantastic characters, plenty of humour and lots of heart,” says Morgann Favennec, EVP Distribution at Xilam Animation.