Xilam Content Lands on Amazon Prime Video India


MUMBAI: Amazon Prime Video India has become the exclusive subscription streaming home of Xilam Animation’s four existing and three upcoming seasons of the animated hits Oggy & the Cockroaches and Zig & Sharko.

Oggy & the Cockroaches follows the misadventures of a cat and three troublemaking insects, while Zig & Sharko is about a hyena who lives on a volcano island with his crab friend and plots against a beautiful mermaid. Prime members in India now have access to hundreds of episodes from the Xilam library, including such other series as Floopaloo Where Are You, A Kind of Magic, If I Were An Animal, Paprika and The Daltons.

“Amazon Prime Video India is delighted to partner with Xilam Animation, creators of the world-famous animated series Oggy & the Cockroaches that continues to entertain kids for nearly 20 years,” said Nitesh Kripalani, the director and country head at Amazon Video India. “This is an important milestone in the journey to offering the best kids’ entertainment to our Prime members.”

Marc du Pontavice, founder, chairman and CEO of Xilam Animation, added: “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. That’s why we are so thrilled to be entering into this agreement with Amazon Prime Video since we value so highly their expertise in subscription streaming. As a multi-year deal this is a great step for Xilam as we look forward to watching the special bonds that our characters have developed in the hearts of millions of Indian kids grow bigger and stronger.”