Television market organiser Reed MIDEM has revealed that Turkey has been named MIPCOM 2015 Country of Honour. MIPCOM 2015 will take place in Cannes, 5-8 October 2015.
Turkey is seen as one of the most dynamic and prolific drama-producing nations, with its productions currently broadcast in more than 100 countries worldwide. The territory’s annual drama exports exceed $150 million annually. Major international hits from Turkey include the Ottoman Empire costume drama series Magnificent Century, now in its fourth season, which has been a top-rated show on the international market.
Turkey has a population of more than 76 million, giving it a strong domestic market for TV content. Its high-quality output covers all genres including drama, feature films, documentaries and animation. In recent years, the country has become a fresh source for adaptable formats. At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Turkey also acts a valuable production hub, offering quality technical infrastructure.
According to Dursun Topçu, Vice President of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, the Turkish television industry ranks as the second-fastest growing in the world. “As the Country of Honour, we would like to share this dynamism at MIPCOM 2015, which provides a global showcase for Turkey to advertise its treasures to the world,” he added.
The MIPCOM focus on Turkey will feature a series of high-level conferences from Turkish industry figures, screening showcases to preview the country’s latest programme, and business networking events.
“The CoH programme allows TV executives from around the world to discover the richness of Turkey’s TV and entertainment industry,” commented Laurine Garaude, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Television Division.