Viasat World announced that its drama channel and SVOD service Epic Drama launched in Turkey via mobile operator Turkcell's TV+, an OTT and IPTV platform. The channel will join two other Viasat channels on TV+'s offering, Viasat Explore and Viasat History. Epic Drama, Viasat Explore and Viasat History are fully dubbed into Turkish. In addition, Epic Drama is also available via TV+’s SVOD service.
Turkcell’s TV+ service offers more than 170 live TV channels and an SVOD offering of movies, series and TV shows.
Capitalising on the popularity of Turkish drama series, Epic Drama has amassed over 10 million subscriptions via Viasat World's partner network across Central and Eastern Europe and is now available across 17 markets. Epic Drama offers a range of period drama series produced in the last three years across various genres.
“Turkey is very well-known for its drama series. We selected Epic Drama as the first in the market to reach our subscribers with quality period dramas,” said TV+ business director, Baris Zavaroglu.
“We are particularly excited about Epic Drama as it taps into the zeitgeist – there is a lot of excellent home-produced drama on the scene, so Epic Drama will complement this perfectly, bringing the very best of what is being made internationally. Together with Viasat Explore and Viasat History, Epic Drama will add a new dimension to our offering and we look forward to seeing how they perform.”
Viasat World’s vice-president of commercial affairs, Emma Jones, said: “We are delighted to partner with Turkcell’s TV+ to launch Epic Drama in Turkey for the first time. Turkish audiences are loyal and discerning drama viewers so we know that the channel will make a huge impact, just as it has in the other markets where we see more operators lining up to take the channel as its fan base grows.”