After Oggy and the Cockroaches, Xilam has signed a presale for its new animated series ‘Mr Magoo’ to Cartoon Network Asia. As a part of the deal, Cartoon Network Asia will air the 78 x 7-minute series in the territories like Southeast Asia, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, India and Indian subcontinent, and New Zealand in 2018. Cartoon Network Asia has previously taken rights for seasons 6 and 7 of Oggy and the Cockroaches which will launch on the network’s channels, next year. Previous seasons are currently airing on Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Netflix and Amazon in Asia – the series is distributed in more than 160 countries around the world and is watched in 600 million homes. In India, the company continues to make its mark– over the last 12 months, Xilam shows have been sold to Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, Sony as well as local Indian VOD platforms including Amazon India, Alt Digital, and Hungama. Xilam Founder and President Marc du Pontavice said, “Asia is an important region for us and we are thrilled to be expanding the presence of our programming there in 2018. We’ve had so much success with our shows to date and look forward to building on that next year.” Seasons 1 and 2 of Zig and Sharko are also earning top ratings on the Disney Channel in Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea. UYoung in China is currently airing Oggy & the Cockroaches, and has also secured TV and VOD rights for the following properties which are set to air next year: light-hearted pre-school toon Paprika, and kids’ wildlife series If I Were an Animal.
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