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DEP Distribution Exclusive to Market Totally Spies!, Martin Mystery and Marsupilami in Canada



04/27/2006
Marathon has signed a distribution agreement for Canada with DEP Distribution Exclusive for DVDs of its kids television favourites, Totally Spies! (French and English versions), Martin Mystery (French and English versions), and Marsupilami (French version only), to retailers all across Canada. Each of the hit series will be available in box sets of four DVDs and as individually DVD titles. The releases are slated for 4Q 2006.

The three critically-acclaimed international series already boast a large and loyal following in Canada and many other countries and territories throughout the world.

Totally Spies! is shown daily on Teletoon in Canada, where it achieves twice the viewing audience of the station's standard programming. The series is regularly the #1 show in its time slot, with a 17.5% market share in the 2-11 age group.

Created and produced by Chalvon Demersay and David Michel and directed by Stéphane Berry – the same team who brought Totally Spies! to television, Martin Mystery also has been a huge success on YTV in Canada, where the program has consistently been rated #1 since its launch in 2003. The series is produced in partnership with Sylvain Viau and Mystery Animation

The third Marathon series, Marsupilami , currently airs on Télé Québec, where it, too, leads its time slot. Marsupilami is based on the character created by Franquin.

DEP Distribution Exclusive, established in Montreal in 1996, has earned a place among the large independent DVD distributors in signing major agreements with partners such as Dargaud (Lucky Luke, France), Point de Mire (Grande Ourse, Canada), EM_TV (Heidi, Fifi Brindacier, Germany), IMPS (Les Schtroumpfs, Belgium) or Coming Home Studios (Whitesnake, Duran Duran, United States). DEP is also among the most important independent music distributors through agreements with major labels around the world.