MIPCOM 2014: Discovery Italia and Xilam Seal an output deal in Italy


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 and secure access to Xilam’s unique expertise in the field, this comprehensive trade agreement includes 14 series, ie a volume of 450 half-hour programs. 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.


“Building a partnership with Xilam was unavoidable. They are the masters of animated comedies and K2 in the reign of fun,” said Discovery Italia programming and content acquisition director Loredana Di Domenico.

Xilam founder and president Marc du Pontavice believes that signing deal with Discovery kids is important since K2 is a tremendous job giving exposure to Xilam’s series and this cooperation is going to bring more and more fans to its brand titles.

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