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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 […]

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 […]

MBC Group strikes deal for BBC Studios scripted format ‘Doctor Foster’

MBC Group has acquired the rights to produce the first Arabic language adaptation of BBC Studios scripted format Doctor Foster.  Originally created by Mike Bartlett and produced by Drama Republic, the series centers around a doctor whose life implodes when she suspects her husband of having an affair. The local adaptation is already in production […]

Turkey’s Medyapim and MF Yapim to adapt Japanese drama ‘I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper’

Turkish production companies Medyapim and MF Yapim have acquired the scripted format rights for a local adaptation of Japan-based Nippon TV’s drama series I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper. This marks the seventh deal between the companies, with the prodcos previously acquiring Mother; Woman – My Life For My Children; Mr. Hiiragi’s Homeroom (The Teacher); Abandoned; My […]

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 […]

Eccho Rights opens base in Turkey

Eccho Rights has been a vocal proponent of the Turkish drama genre and is now consolidating that faith by launching a base in Istanbul. The Scandinavian-based distributor, part of the Sparks Eccho group, has appointed Turkish television veteran Handan Özkubat in to run the new office, which will sit alongside Eccho Rights’ bases in Stockholm […]

Banijay sells diving series into Turkey

Banijay International has sold its diving format Stars in Danger into Turkey for the first time. It has inked a deal with Turkish producer Medyapim, which will make a 10x90mins Stars in Danger: The High Dive for free-to-air broadcaster Show TV. Pre-production is underway and the show will bow later this year. Banijay and Eyeworks […]

Fox Turkey preps local version of Disney’s Private Practice

Fox’s free-to-air channel in Turkey is about to launch a local version of Disney’s hit medical drama Private Practice. The local version of the show, Merheba Hayat, has been made by local production company Medyapim and Disney. It was filmed in Istanbul and storylines will closely follow those of the ABC Studios-produced US series, which […]