Marathon Media

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Marathon Media
Industry Media
Founded 1999
Founders Vincent Chalvon-Demersay and David Michel
Headquarters Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Area served
Key people
Jean-Philippe Randisi, CEO
Parent Zodiak Media (De Agostini) part of the Banijay Group

Marathon Media (now known as Zodiak Kids Studios[citation needed]) is a worldwide French television production company based in Neuilly-sur-Seine that produces scripted live-action and cartoon shows for children. The company was co-founded by Vincent Chalvon-Demersay and David Michel.[1]

The shows are dubbed into French, Japanese, English, Thai, German, Dutch, Malay, Arabic, Italian, Romanian, Spanish, Portuguese, and other languages dubbed and shown around the world.

Marathon Media Group was acquired by Zodiak Entertainment in 2008 and renamed Marathon Media. In February 2016 Zodiak Entertainment merged with the Banijay Group.[2]

Marathon Media has subsequently been renamed Zodiak Kids Studio France.

Channels broadcasting Marathon Production programmes[edit]

The following networks, listed by country, broadcast Marathon Production programmes.

Marathon International[edit]

Now defunct, Marathon International distributed programming from Marathon and other producers in Europe, North America, and Israel such as Sunset Presse, Millésime, Zoom-Zoom, EMS, Pixcom, Graceful, Alizé, Storm, CMJ, Vox, RCN, Donna Productions, Arc Pictures, Humble Productions, IBA, Modom, Saint Thomas, Maison Carrée And Ugo Prod and Two Cats.

Zodiak Kids[edit]

Content sales, Licensing, and Marketing of Marathon Media productions are handled by Zodiak Kids HQ.


These are the animated series produced by Marathon Production:


These are the drama series produced by Marathon Production:


These are the documentaries produced by Marathon Production:

  • Born Wild
  • Born World


  1. ^ Co-founder Steps Down
  2. ^ Zodiak Media Press Release
  3. ^ Taken from Fox Kids (later Jetix) Hungary:
  4. ^ Promotion video taken from the Hungarian/Romanian version:
  5. ^ Zodiak to Launch 'LoliRock' at MIPTV

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