Xilam restructures sales operation

Oggy and the Cockroaches producer and distributor Xilam has restructured its sales operation to cover specific geographical regions and territories. New recruit Jessica Delahaie as executive VP, media distribution, EMEA and Canada. She joins from Mediatoon Distribution, having previously been at French kids channel Canal J. Xilam has handed Marie-Laure Marchand, who joined the Paris-based […]

MIPJunior Hot Pick: If I Were An Animal

Xilam has a well-deserved reputation for animation, counting Oggy and the Cockroaches and Zig & Sharko among its cartoon series. Its latest offering for the market is, however, a foray into live-action and the kids wildlife genre made in partnership with Emmy Award-winning French doc director Frédéric Fougea. “We discussed it and noticed that most […]

Oggy exits Cartoon Network, returns to Nick

French animated cartoon Oggy and the Cockroaches today returns to Nickelodeon in India after nearly three years on Cartoon Network. Viacom International Media Networks Asia said the show would be broadcasting locally on Nick, which is operated by VIMN and Network 18 Group joint venture Viacom 18. Nick India had begun airing the Xilam-distributed TF1 […]

Xilam launching trio of toons in Cannes

Xilam is launching three new animated series at MIPCOM with a strong emphasis on preschool and younger viewers. The France-based kids producer and distributor said it is deliberately making a push further into preschool to broaden the offering in its 1,500 episode catalogue. For kids in the 4-to-6 bracket, Xilam will launch Parika. The 26x26mins […]