A pop-up channel with a difference comes to DStv for a five-month run when Turkish drama channel TDC launches on Monday November 2.
Liz Dziva, publicity and public relations manager of MultiChoice Zimbabwe, said there was growing interest among DStv viewers in a wider international programme content, and the introduction of Turkish dramas would help satisfy that need.
“The Timless Dizi Channel will run on channel 123 for DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact viewers from then until March 31, with a varied but fascinating range of content that offers a novel look at programming from outside the traditional source markets,” she said.
Dizi is the generic name for Turkish drama, sometimes soap operas and sometimes sweeping epics with historical storylines, and is genre that was recently described by the UK’s Guardian newspaper as ‘taking the world by storm’.
TDC offers hundreds of hours of critically-acclaimed and increasingly known dramas that have stimulated Turkish inroads into global television. Shows include Emmy Award nominees Black Money Love, Karadayi, Kurt Seyit and Shura, The End, Red Scarf, Moms and Mothers, Wings of Love, The 8th Day, and Kuzgun.
TDC reached more than five million households worldwide within the first year of its launch and continues to increase its footprint across the globe, with recent distribution deals in Switzerland, Nepal, the Middle East India and now Africa.
“TDC owner SPI and MultiChoice Africa have committed to bringing content that’s built on compelling stories capable of capturing the hearts and minds of viewers of varying generations and geographic,” said Ms Dziva.
“This addition to DStv’s channel offering will have dramas from Turkish producers that focus on engaging stories of families, relationships, morality and love.”