First Global Turkish Drama Channel Officially Starts Broadcasting

Cannes, France, April 07, 2019 – SPI/FilmBox announces the launch of the first global Turkish drama channel, Timeless Drama Channel (TDC). TDC is now broadcasting worldwide. The company has inked ten initial deals with various operators making the channel available in over one million homes.

Timeless Drama Channel is the first Turkish Drama Channel to make a global debut. The channel was created in partnership with Ay Yapim, one of Turkey’s top producers and creator of many award winning Turkish TV series. Timeless Drama Channel has over 800 hours of fresh content including  8 globally acclaimed Turkish TV series: Karadayi, Black Money Love, 20 Minutes, Kurt Seyit & Shura, Moms and Mothers, Red Scarf, Five Brothers and The End.

TDC is proud to share the talents of the brilliant, popular and respected Turkish actors Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Berguzar Korel, Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Kenan İmirzalıoğlu, Tuba Büyüküstün along with many others with a worldwide audience in these award winning drama series.

"The launch of Timeless Drama Channel will be a game changer in the global TV industry. it will build the global success of Turkish Dramas and will connect with audiences all over the world,” said Berk Uziyel, CEO at SPI International. “In a short amount of time, Turkey has become the second biggest TV series exporter in the world and Timeless Drama Channel is the first channel dedicated to Turkish dramas that will be broadcasted globally. We are certain that it will reach millions of drama genre lovers all over the world and contribute immensely to the growth of the Turkish TV drama series industry" continued Mr. Uziyel.

 The channel will be initially broadcasted in 10 languages including Bulgarian, Romanian, Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian, Albanian, and Arabic with English subtitles.The channel is available throughout Europe on the EUTELSAT 16A satellite. SPI/FilmBox signed broadcast agreements with six operators: Kujtesa and Ipko Kosovo, Digit-Alb and RTL Albania, A1 Croatia and A1 Macedonia. In the near future the channel will be broadcasted with multiple operators in MENA and APAC, Baltics and CIS, stay tuned.

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Emily Lara (Glo Creative)