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SPI/FilmBox launches TDC on DStv in South Africa

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SPI/FilmBox is launching Turkish drama series channel Timeless Dizi Channel (TDC) on South African pay TV operator MultiChoice’s DStv service from November 2.

The channel will be available on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact and Family in South Africa and Lesotho, and on DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact across all other Sub-Saharan Africa territories.

TDC will provide a range of popular Turkish dramas including International Emmy Award nominee Black Money Love and other critically-acclaimed series Karadayi, Kurt Seyit & Shura, The End, Red Scarf, Moms and Mothers, Wings of Love, The 8th Day, and Kuzgun.

The channel currently reaches over five million households worldwide and recently struck distribution deals in Switzerland, Nepal, and the Middle East.

“We are very excited about launching on DStv as a leading video entertainment platform in Africa. This brings the Timeless Dizi Channel to a wider audience across the region. SPI and MultiChoice are both committed to bringing phenomenal content that’s built on compelling stories capable of capturing the hearts and minds across generations and geographies. That’s why we believe TDC is the perfect addition to DStv’s channel offering with its well-curated selection of dramas, a unique genre of high-budget series from Turkish producers that focus on relatable and engaging stories of family, relationships, morality, and love,” said Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe and Africa at SPI International.

“This Turkish pop-up channel is such an exciting opportunity for us to offer a new and unique genre of content to our customers as part of our commitment to bring the best of the world back home. As Africa’s most-loved storyteller, we will continue to invest in both local and international content that excites our customers, both young and old, and offers the best entertainment at great value,” said Yolisa Phahle, MultiChoice Group CEO of general entertainment and connected video.