Channel provider SPI/FilmBox and Lebanese aggregator and distributor R&R have signed a deal that allows R&R to distribute SPI/FilmBox’s premium Turkish drama channel, Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) exclusively to cable operators in Lebanon.
The deal also sees the launch of TDC on one of the biggest cable operators in the region, Cablevision, this month.
TDC launched in April 2019, and currently reaches five million homes in 14 countries after eight months. SPI/FilmBox plans to double its market penetration in 2020, the company said.
The channel features over 600 hours of TV series and movies from Turkish producers including, Karadayi, Black Money Love, 20 Minutes, Kurt Seyit & Shura, Moms and Mothers, Red Scarf, Five Brothers, The End and The 8th Day.
“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,” said Murat Muratoğlu, Head of Distribution at SPI International.
“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 in the near future,” said Bassam Jaber, R&R Chairman and CEO.