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TBI Scripted: How Turkish drama is climbing to new heights

Mark Layton explores the enduring global appeal of Turkish scripted content and talks to top producers, distributors and buyers about where lies the greatest demand and latest opportunities Turkish scripted content has long been a hot commodity and the global demand for telenovelas and drama series from the country has only heated up in recent […]

Netflix extends Turkish original drama push, with Ay Yapim series & film

Netflix has unveiled a raft of Turkish scripted originals, including four new series and a movie. The shows, revealed yesterday evening at a launch event in Istanbul, include Asaf, which has been created and directed by Özgür Önurme. It tells the story of an Uber driver who, after separating from his wife and son, finds […]

MBC Group inks content deal with Turkish prodcos Medyapim & Ay Yapim

MENA-based MBC Group is expanding its Turkish content offering via a five-year partnership with Turkish production companies Medyapim and Ay Yapim. The deal, announced at MIPCOM, will see Turkish content shared exclusively with MBC Group via first look and volume deal agreements, along with original Arabic-language content being produced for the MENA market. The yet-to-be-announced […]

HBO Max expands in Turkey by hiring Kanal D, Ay Yapim drama exec

WarnerMedia International has appointed a former Ay Yapim and Kanal D drama exec to work across development and production for HBO Max originals in Turkey. Nermin Eroğlu becomes executive producer at the global streamer in Turkey, where HBO Max will launch later this year. She will report to Mia Edde, executive director of Turkish content […]

Italy’s Canale 5 embraces Turkey’s ‘Brave And Beautiful’

Mediaset-owned Italian comcaster Canale 5 has acquired Turkish romantic drama Brave And Beautiful, following a deal with CJ ENM-owned distributor Eccho Rights. The series, which is produced by Ay Yapim, proved a ratings hit in Turkey and has sold to more than 100 territories globally since its launch on Star TV in 2016, telling the story […]

Netflix commits to Turkey after cancelling drama with gay character

Netflix has rebuffed reports that it will be closing down its service in Turkey, after production on one of its upcoming local dramas – which featured a gay character – was cancelled because of government interference. If Only was ordered in March and had been due to start filming last week, with local production giant […]

Trendwatch: East to West

Turkish drama has already conquered Latin America and is now expanding into Asia, where synergies look set to pave the way for mutual cooperation and co-productions. Richard Middleton reports Few trends have stuck like the growing appeal of Turkish drama. Rewind a decade or so, and the thought that scripted series from the country would […]

Turkish indies launch distribution business

Turkish production companies Medyapim and Ay Yapim have teamed to launch a new distribution business. Medyapim Ay Yapim Drama Distribution Entertainment (MADD) will carry programming from both producers, and marks one of the first local distributors to have launched in the Turkish market, which has been dominated by third-party groups such as Eccho Rights and […]

South Korean first for Turkish drama

South Korean channel GTV has acquired what it claims to be the first Turkish drama series to air on Korean television. GTV will show the title, Phi, in November as it looks to introduce Turkish drama to the Korean market. The channel focuses on a female audience with a line up of lifestyle, cookery and […]

Exotic drama slate for Eccho

Scandinavia-based distributor Eccho Rights is taking varied slate of new drama to MIPCOM. The firm has closed deals for Turkish, Latin American and Korean formats to expand its catalogue ahead of the market. From Turkish producer Ay Yapim, which was part of Eccho’s former sister firm, Sparks Network, comes Fox Turkey’s Wings of Love (Bana […]

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