Kanal D

Round-up: ITV America & Blumhouse TV set unscripted pact; Small World steers ‘My Perfect Supercar’; Kanal D’s ‘Hekimoglu’ travels

ITV America & Blumhouse TV set unscripted pact  US-based Blumhouse Television has struck a multi-year, exclusive overall deal with ITV America for unscripted TV, with a first project already in the works. The partnership will see Blumhouse create a new slate of paranormal reality and suspense-driven unscripted projects for ITVA, with a dedicated team working in collaboration […]

Kanal D Int’l chief Kerim Emrah Turna steps down

Kerim Emrah Turna has stepped down as the executive director at Kanal D International after 15 years with the company. Turna, whose next move is not yet known, headed the global content distribution team for Turkish media outlet Kanal D and was also responsible for its international networks business. The company has been behind a raft […]

News round-up: Foxtel’s Lifetime deal; China’a Huanxi adds All3 shows; Turkish ‘House’ re-opens; Seven snags expanded ‘Chase’…

Foxtel adds Lifetime Movie package Australian pay-TV company Foxtel is set to add A+E Networks-owned Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) to its film line-up. The female-skewing made-for-TV movie package will be made available from 1 September, at no extra cost to Foxtel Movies bundle subscribers. The slate will include Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story, starring Catherine […]

Fox drama ‘House’ to be remade in Turkey by Kanal D

Turkish broadcaster Kanal D has commissioned a local version of hit US drama House, the medical series that aired on Fox in the US for eight seasons until 2012. The remake will be produced by Red Arrow Studios-owned Karga Seven Pictures Turkey and is to be known as Hekimoğlu. It has been written by Banu […]

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 […]