Mezzo expands presence in Turkey
February 7, 2024
THEMA, a Canal+ company, has announced of the launch of Mezzo TV channel on one of the biggest pay-TV operators in Turkey – Türksat Kablo TV. In December 2023, Mezzo became available to Türksat Kablo TV viewers, on the channel number 52 in the Extended tier.“Connecting more people to the outstanding artists we broadcast is our daily challenge and a constant target since we started over 25 years ago. We are so pleased to see Mezzo now available on Türksat Kablo TV. This new opportunity marks a big step in our Turkish presence, a country which is full of amazing musicians and a fast-growing community of classical music lovers,” commented Hervé Boissière, CEO of Mezzo. The contract with Türksat Kablo TV allows an even broader audience in Turkey to enjoy the unique and finely selected content of the channel. The deal has been brokered by THEMA, a Canal+ company, in partnership with Altinsay Filmworks: “Through this partnership, larger Turkish audiences will be able to immerse themselves in the world of classical music, opera, dance, and jazz through Mezzo’s rich and diverse programming.” commented Séverine Garusso, Head of New activities in THEMA.
In 2023 Mezzo celebrated its 25th anniversary and brought to the viewers an outstanding programming with 25 emblematic concerts. Working hard on the programming in 2023, in 2024 Mezzo is not willing to step back and has prepared a strong line-up: after celebrating in January legendary Claudio Abbado who passed away 10 years ago, Mezzo will focus in February on one of the world’s most sought after conductors, Klaus Mäkelä, who is Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris, Chief Conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic and in 2027 will take up the baton as Chief Conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He is featured in programmes ranging from Mozart to Ravel and an in-depth interview, in which he talks about his life in music. February will also be the month of flamenco with performances and a documentary about Paco de Lucía… also a documentary about Leonard Bernstein, whose biopic is a hit on Netflix, and more.