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Amazon Prime Video India enters exclusive agreement with Xilam Animation

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Digital | January 10, 2017
The multi-year content deal will make Amazon Prime Video India the exclusive subscription streaming home of all four existing and three upcoming seasons of the popular animated series 'Oggy & the Cockroaches' and 'Zig & Sharko'.

Amazon and Xilam Animation have announced a multi-year content deal that makes Amazon Prime Video India the exclusive subscription streaming home of all four existing and three upcoming seasons of the popular animated series 'Oggy & the Cockroaches' and 'Zig & Sharko'. Prime members in India now also have access to Xilam Animation's vast library of top-rated shows including 'Floopaloo Where Are You', 'A Kind of Magic', 'If I Were An Animal', 'Paprika' and 'The Daltons'.

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Commenting on the association, Nitesh Kripalani, Director and Country Head, Amazon Prime Video India, says, "This is an important milestone in the journey to offering the best kids' entertainment to our Prime members."

"Xilam is proud of the growing success of its animated characters in India, with Oggy leading the pack for many years now. As we prepare for the future, and the new ways content is used within the family, it is essential that we find the right partners to facilitate our expansion into the digital world," adds Marc du Pontavice, founder, Xilam Animation.

Oggy and the Cockroaches

First aired in 1998, 'Oggy & the Cockroaches' is a French animated comedy series tracking the prankish misadventures and confrontations between a chubby cat named Oggy and three pesky roaches: Joey, Dee Dee and Marky. The fifth season will explore the ongoing rivalry in a new way by tracking Oggy through the ages for historical hilarity. Seasons 6 and 7 will comprise a mix of brand new episodes along with full remakes of classic stories from Seasons 1 and 2.

'Zig & Sharko' is about a hyena named Zig who lives on a volcano island with his crab pal, Bernie, and plots against a beautiful mermaid, Marina, whom he wants to eat. Sharko is a shark with a lot of muscle and who loves to sabotage the hyena's every move.

Amazon Prime already offers unlimited free One-day and Two-day delivery to over 100 cities on eligible items from India's selection of products, 30 minutes early access for members on top deals and more such benefits.

Xilam is a European animation companies, producing and distributing original children's and family entertainment content in both 2D and CGI formats across TV, film and digital media platforms. It was founded in 1995 by Marc du Pontavice.

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