Timeless Drama Channel – a channel dedicated to Turkish series & films – is launching in Romania, exclusively at UPC, on 5th of August
The most beloved Turkish series will be available for UPC clients in the basic package
SPI / FilmBox proudly announces the launch of the first channel dedicated to Turkish films and broadcasted globally – Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) – in Romania, in August, exclusively at UPC. The channel will be distributed in the basic package, so all UPC digital TV customers will have access to the most popular Turkish series, watched by more than 400 million people in 140 countries, subtitled now in Romanian, too.
Timeless Drama Channel is the result of a partnership with Ay Yapim, one of Turkey’s finest producers and creator of numerous award-winning Turkish TV series that Romanians love so much. Timeless Drama Channel has hundreds of hours of new content, including 8 popular TV series worldwide: Karadayi, Black Money Love, 20 Minutes, Kurt Seyit & Shura, Moms and Mothers, Red Scarf, Five Brothers and The End.
“We are delighted to announce our new channel distribution agreement with UPC, one of the leading communications companies in Romania. Timeless Drama Channel features 800 hours of fresh content and award-winning shows and through this partnership with UPC, the programs will be subtitled in Romanian,’’ said Mr. Tamas Fülöp, Head of Distribution at SPI International.
Since 2017, Turkey has become the second largest TV series exporter after the United States. The Turkish government has been very involved in this phenomenon: it has given prizes and support to companies producing such series. Turkey’s successful recipe is to overcome cultural boundaries by addressing universal themes such as family values. Love, family, betrayal, hidden intrigues – are the main topics that Turkish productions are nominated for many times at the Emmy Awards and are awarded in multiple festivals.
TDC is the channel that addresses all ages, with fascinating and exciting life stories. Productions are top-rated, with budgets of around $ 200,000 for each episode, and the series proposed by TDC are internationally rewarded.
The TDC brings to the forefront talented, loved and respected actors such as Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Berguzar Korel, Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Kenan İmirzalıoğlu, Tuba Büyüküstün.
In addition to the world-famous series, TDC also offers artistic films. The success of Turkish productions has had unpredictable effects for Turkey: tourism has flourished because of these extremely popular and widespread productions around the world. The fans of the Turkish series want to see with their eyes the places where their favorite productions are filmed and get in touch with the cultural elements presented in these films.
“The launch of Timeless Drama Channel will change the rules of the game in the global TV industry. It will build the global success of Turkish films and connect with audiences around the world,” said Berk Uziyel, CEO at SPI International. “Soon Turkey has become the world’s second largest TV series exporter, and Timeless Drama Channel is the first channel dedicated to Turkish films to be broadcast globally. We are sure that it will reach millions of lovers of this genre, from around the world, and will strongly contribute to the growth of the Turkish industry”, Uziyel continued.