Television Business International

New French distributor launches with former M6 kids boss

France-based producer Superprod has launched an international sales division, Superights.

Morgann Favennec has been hired as deputy managing director and will head up sales and acquisitions activity at the new distributor. She joins from RTL-owned French commercial broadcaster M6 where she was head of kids programming. Prior to that she held roles at Jetix, Disney and TV Loonland.

Superights will sell family and kids content and has already picked up international rights to a raft of programming.

Titles include Pic Nic with Cake, the Submarine, Walking the Dog and Tomavistas-produced animated series based on the Thé Tjong-Khing books. It has just launched on VRT and RTBF in Belgium and NTR in the Netherlands and TVC in Spain.

Superights also has international rights to Canal+’s animated comedy Kika & Bob and said it is close to acquiring Gulli’s Zoli & Pokey.

The new distributor is backed by Axone Invest and Superprod founders Clement Calvet and Jérémie Fajner. Superprod is a French kids and family indie created in 2010. It is a copro partner on the Lassie animated series and made the animated feature Song of the Sea.