HBO Max hires Turkcell chief to lead streamer in Turkey

WarnerMedia has made its latest international hire for HBO Max, with the US studio naming Baris Zavaroglu to lead the streamer in Turkey. Zavaroglu will work with the streamer’s wider team across EMEA ahead of the service’s launch in Turkey later this year, with. remit that includes overseeing the launch and growth of HBO Max. […]

Turkcell enters ‘Wild District’ after striking first ZDFE deal

Turkish telecoms company and broadcaster Turkcell has SVOD acquired rights to 10-part drama Wild District as part of its first deal with ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE). The 10 x 60 minute show, which is co-produced by Narcos producer Dynamo (The Hidden Face) and ZDFE, was created by Cristian Conti and directed by Javier Fuentes-León with Carlos […]

D-Smart defends decision to drop SinemaTV channels

Turkish pay TV platform D-Smart has defended its decision to drop movie channels from distributor SinemaTV in favour of its own bouquet of premium film and series networks. It claims it has no case to answer despite SinemaTV claiming thousands of customers had complained over the dropping its channels. D-Smart said its own new channel […]