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Zodiak Seals ‘Totally Spies’ Deals, Adds New COO
Zodiak Kids has secured a raft of sales for the brand new sixth season of its hit 2D comedy series Totally Spies!, with Teletoon Canada, DeA Kids Italy and MBC (Middle East) now on board. The new season, produced by Zodiak Kids company Marathon Media for TF1, brings the series total to 156 x 26.
Teletoon Canada and DeA Kids’ free DTT channel Super Italy have picked up the new season as well as the first five seasons of the show. DeA Kids also relicensed Marathon’s Amazing Spies (52 x 26). Additionally New Video Group (a Cinedigm company) has nabbed North American DVD rights and some digital rights for the first three seasons of Totally Spies!. Previous sales of season six include Nickelodeon (German speaking Europe, Benelux, CEE, Nordics, CIS, SE Asia and Africa), Disney (France) and Cartoon Network (Latin America).
Additionally, the company has hired a new COO of Marathon Media, Ambroise Delorme from TF1 Group, where he held the position of Acquisitions Manager. Delorme will work closely with CEO Vincent Chalvon-Demersay and GM David Michel in managing the company and negotiating contracts. He will also be assisting with the development of Marathon, currently expanding in domestic and international drama. Delorme is replacing Laurent Jacobelli, who held the position since January 2009.
A graduate of EBS (European Business School) and ESSEC’s Media & Entertainment Master Executive Program, Ambroise Delorme began his career in 1999, with TF1 Group, as management controller for the Eurosport channel. For the past five years, he has been in charge of acquisitions and organizing coproductions for the group’s youth sector. Delorme will assume his post as of Feb. 1.