SPI/FilmBox and Right&Rights Bring Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) to Lebanon
SPI/FilmBox has struck a distribution deal with R&R for its premium drama channel, Timeless Drama Channel (TDC). The deal renders R&R the exclusive distributor of the channel in the region and marks the launch of the channel on Cablevision in March
SPI/FilmBox and R&R have inked a distribution deal which allows R&R to distribute SPI/FilmBox’s premium Turkish drama channel, Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) exclusively to cable platforms in Lebanon. The deal also marks the launch of TDC on one of the biggest cable operators in the region, Cablevision, in March.
“We are proud to partner with R&R to bring the wonderful world of Turkish dramas to Lebanon,” said Murat Muratoğlu, Head of Distribution at SPI International. “Through this partnership, Lebanese viewers will get to watch hundreds of hours of critically-acclaimed Turkish TV series and movies on TDC,” continued Muratoğlu.
Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) is the first global Turkish drama channel, and aims to connect all drama-genre lovers across the world through universal themes and values. TDC has experienced rapid growth since its launch in April 2019. The channel has reached 5 million homes in 14 countries in just 8 months, and plans to double its market penetration in 2020.
TDC features over 600 hours of critically-acclaimed TV series and movies from major Turkish producers including, Karadayi, Black Money Love, 20 Minutes, Kurt Seyit & Shura, Moms and Mothers, Red Scarf, Five Brothers, The End and The 8th Day. The channel also brings to the forefront some of Turkey’s most talented actors and actresses such as International Emmy Award nominee Engin Akyürek, Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Bergüzar Korel, Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Kenan İmirzalıoğlu and Tuba Büyüküstün.
“R&R, the leader content aggregator in Lebanon, proves again its market leadership through exclusively providing the Lebanese market with this wonderful Turkish drama channel,” said Bassam Jaber, R&R Chairman & CEO. “We are proud to launch our partnership with SPI/FilmBox and look forward to enriching it by additional channels in the near future,” continued Jaber.
About SPI International
SPI International is a global media company operating 40 television channels on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship channel, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 1,400 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 65 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox channels on any Internet-connected device via major global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers. SPI recently added to its portfolio Film1 premium movie services in the Netherlands, including four movie channels and digital services.
For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading distributor of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand.
R&R is a company engaged in the business of Aggregating, Marketing and Redistributing television content and channels and is the exclusive distributor of the major channels networks in Lebanon, over all available networks and platforms, among which OSN, Media Gates, MBC, TF1, M6, TURNER, LAGARDERE, EURONEWS, MEDIAWAN, BFM, etc.