Kanal D

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 […]

MIPCOM slates – Kanal D & Global Agency

Mehmed the Conquerer Turkey’s Kanal D is set to bring a period drama, Mehmed the Conquerer, to MIPCOM 2017. Kanal D International will be selling the drama, which it claims is the company’s biggest budget series to date. The story of Mehmed, the Sultan that conquered Constantinople, will portray a strategist who aimed to reign over […]

Kanal D targets Lat Am with Perez hire

Turkey’s Kanal D International has hired a sales executive, Mikaela Perez, who will lead a push into Latin America. Perez will be based in Istanbul, and will report to Kerim Emrah Turna, director of business development and sales for the Americas and Africa at Kanal D International. She will be charged with overseeing regional accounts, […]

Kanal D ups pair in int’l rejig

Turkey’s Kanal D is rejigging its international business, with Kerim Emrah Turna and Ezgi Ural promoted in the process. Emrah Turna (right) has been named Kanal D International’s director of business development and sales for the Americas and Africa, while Urai (below left) become director of business development for Europe, MENA and Asia. Kanal D […]

Dogan names new deputy CEO

Turkey’s Dogan TV has named Ozge Bulut Marasli as deputy CEO, putting her in charge of national channel Kanal D and the group’s production and distribution companies. Marasli joined Dogan TV in 2010 as head of investor relations and corporate affaris and subsequently served as vice-president, international and corporate strategy. In her new role she […]

Two distributors debut Turkish OTT originals

Kanal D International and Scandinavia’s Eccho Rights are both debuting Turkish dramas produced for local OTT services. The sales arm of Turkish broadcaster Kanal D is distributing two BluTV series, Innocent (pictured) and Possessed, while Eccho is selling Puhu TV original Phi. Kanal D said its shows are the first Turkish original dramas for BluTV, […]

Chilean net bags Kanal D dramas

Chilean broadcaster Mega has acquired a trio of drama series from the sales arm of Turkish network Kanal D. The deal comprises Wounded Love and Time Goes By, plus a re-up of Fatmagül, and in total represents around 1,200 commercial hours of content. Wounded Love follows a family shattered by war during a period of […]

FremantleMedia poaches Kanal D exec

Amaç Erol has joined FremantleMedia International and will take a new role at the company as its Dubai-based sales director. Erol joins from Turkish distributor Kanal D where he was across sales and acquisitions and covering the Middle East, Africa, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Macedonia, Ukraine and Georgia. At FMI Erol will work across sales of finished […]

Turkey: imports and exports

Following this week’s Discop Istanbul event, TBI speaks to Turkey’s main distribution companies about how changes in the domestic market are impacting their business, how they are dealing with the challenge of selling into the Middle East and how Turkish drama is becoming hot property in Latin America. A country of 20 million TV homes, […]

MundoFox, Canal 10 awake for 1001 Nights

US Hispanic channel MundoFox and Uruguay’s Saeta Canal 10 have acquired Turkish drama 1001 Nights after it scored well on Chilean television. According to distributor Global Agency, 1001 Nights has become Chile’s “most successful foreign series” after launching in March on the Mega Chile channel. This has prompted the new pick-ups, plus new negotiations with […]