The deal renders R&R the exclusive distributor of the channel in the region and marks the launch of the channel on Cablevision in March.
SPI/FilmBox and Rights&Rights have inked a distribution deal which allows the latter to distribute SPI/FilmBox’s premium Turkish drama channel, Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) exclusively to cable platforms in Lebanon. The deal also marks the launch of TDC on one of the biggest cable operators in the region, Cablevision, in March.
Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) is the first global Turkish drama channel which has experienced rapid growth since its launch in April 2019. The channel has reached 5m homes in 14 countries in eight months and plans to double its market penetration in 2020.
TDC features over 600 hours of critically acclaimed TV series and movies from major Turkish producers including, Karadayi, Black Money Love, 20 Minutes, Kurt Seyit and Shura, Moms and Mothers, Red Scarf, Five Brothers, The End and The 8th Day.
The channel also brings to the forefront some of Turkey’s most talented actors and actresses such as International Emmy Award nominee Engin Akyürek, Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Bergüzar Korel, Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Kenan İmirzalıoğlu and Tuba Büyüküstün.
Commenting on the deal, Murat Muratoğlu, Head of Distribution at SPI International, said: “We are proud to partner with R&R to bring the wonderful world of Turkish dramas to Lebanon. Through this partnership, Lebanese viewers will get to watch hundreds of hours of critically acclaimed Turkish TV series and movies on TDC.”
Bassam Jaber, R&R Chairman & CEO, remarked: “R&R, the leader content aggregator in Lebanon, proves again its market leadership through exclusively providing the Lebanese market with this wonderful Turkish drama channel. We are proud to launch our partnership with SPI/FilmBox and look forward to enriching it by additional channels soon.”