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SPI/FilmBox & Orion launch TDC in Russia

November 16, 2020

SPI/FilmBox and Orion Group, have partnered to bring SPI’s Timeless Dizi Channel (TDC) to Russia. The channel that’s dedicated to Dizi, a unique genre of series produced in Turkey, will be available to viewers in Russia in both the extended basic and premium packages of Telekarta satellite TV service starting on November 16th.

“Today, Turkish series are the country’s most popular economic and cultural export item, and we are happy to offer this riveting content to viewers across Russia together with Orion Group, our long-standing partner. TDC features many interesting high-quality and internationally-acclaimed series that have been awarded numerous international prizes,” said Murat Muratoglu, Head of Distribution at SPI International.

Viewers in Russia will be able to watch hundreds of hours of popular dramas including Kurt Seyit and Shura, Karadayi, 20 Minutes, Five Brothers, Red Scarf, Moms and Mothers and The 8th Day.

“Turkey is globally the second highest exporter of TV series abroad, after the United States. Dizis are now being watched by more than 400 million people in over 140 countries. The booming popularity of dizis has become a social phenomenon. There is a large number of online fan-clubs and communities of dizi followers, including in Russia. In this connection I believe that the launch of the Timeless Dizi Channel in this country is an important cultural event. And we are happy to be part of it,” commented Irina Divnogortseva, Global Projects Director, Orion Group.

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