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THEMA announce new launches in Spain

February 7, 2023

THEMA, a Canal+ Group company, has announced multiple launches of its FAST TV-channel – Vive Kanal D Drama – in Spain. In January the channel became available on 2 platforms – Rakuten TV and Orange TV – and more deals are coming soon. At the same time with the Orange TV launch, the channel has become available also for the subscribers of Jazztel TV, which is also a TV service of Orange in Spain. Additionally Vive Kanal D Drama – a FAST ad-supported channel of Turkish dramas carefully curated for the Spanish-speaking audiences, and also available in Spain via Orange TV, Rakuten TV and Jazztel TV, and will soon launch on Mediaset and Samsung TV Plus. The channel is now on air in more than 3 million households. “Spanish audience loves Turkish Drama. With its high-quality curated Turkish Dramas content, Vive Kanal D fills the appetite of the Spanish audience. We are thrilled to have broadened the distribution of VKDD in Spain, allowing us to reach 3 million households. These last launches are a new milestone for THEMA and represent our fierce initiative to expand the global footprint of our FASTs and become a key player in the FAST distribution market,” commented Séverine Garusso, Head of Distribution EMEA of THEMA. THEMA is becoming one of the key players in the FAST distribution market, which is gaining more and more traction throughout the US and Europe. In 2022 THEMA made several important European deals for another of its FAST channels – Vivaldi – dedicated to classical music and easy listening. In October 2022 Vivaldi also launched on Samsung TV Plus in Spain and Italy, as well as Channelbox and Netgem in the UK, and more launches are planned.

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