Advanced Television


Turkey wants 10-satellite fleet by 2023

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking on the inauguration of the country’s Türksat 5B, said the nation wants 10 satellites in space by the end of 2023. “This satellite marks another turning point in our space adventure. With the national space program, it is our duty of honour to defend our country’s rights in space […]

June 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

Türksat 5B ready for business

Türksat 5B telecommunication satellite will be put in service today (June 14th), Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu has confirmed. “After a five-month journey [launched by SpaceX on December 19th 2021] Türksat 5B reached orbit on May 17th. Performance and orbit tests were conducted successfully. Now it is time to put the satellite in service,” […]

June 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

Paramount+ orders The Turkish Detective

Paramount+ has announced the global series order of The Turkish Detective, a detective series set in modern-day Istanbul based on the CWA Silver Dagger Award-winning novels featuring Detective Inspectors Cetin Ikmen and Mehmet Suleyman, by Barbara Nadel. The series will star Haluk Bilginer, Ethan Kai and Yasemin Kay Allen. The Turkish Detective is produced by […]

April 14, 2022

Netherlands: Dizi on Amazon Prime Video Channels

SPI’s premium drama hub Dizi has continued its Western European expansion with Amazon Prime Video Channels. Building on its launch in Spain, Dizi’s curated selection of acclaimed Turkish series is now available on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the Netherlands as add-on paid monthly subscription package. The package currently features an SVoD proposition that allows […]

April 5, 2022

Dizi launches in Seychelles

Seychelles-based telco Intelvision has added SPI/FilmBox ‘s drama hub Dizi to its selection of SPI brands already offered. The new distribution deal makes Timeless Dizi Channel available to Intelvision subscribers in the English language, available within the Intelenovela bouquet.“We are pleased to expand our offering via our long-standing partner Intelvision to include one of our […]

March 10, 2022

Inventing Anna enters Netflix Most Popular list

In its second week of release, Vikings: Valhalla climbed its way to the top of the Netflix English TV list with 113.38 million hours viewed, making it the most viewed title in the week commencing February 28th. Shonda Rhimes’ Inventing Anna wasn’t too far behind with 77.59 million hours viewed. Three weeks into its release, […]

March 9, 2022

Autentic partners with Canada’s Go Button Media for four factual series

Factual production house and distributor Autentic is expanding its long-term partnership with Go Button Media, commissioning four new factual series from the Canadian-based prodco. By increasing its commissioning activities, Autentic feeds the growing demand for its channel business and distribution activities. All series are designed for an international audience, starting production in 2022. With the […]

March 9, 2022

Dizi launches with Nowo in Portugal

SPI/FilmBox continues its European expansion with a new deal for the drama hub Dizi in Portugal with telco Nowo – which already carries multiple other SPI brands.“Our Dizi brand, which currently boasts a catalogue of some of the best Turkish drama series, has been making waves globally since its launch. The increasing demand for the […]

March 7, 2022

NINETNINE partners with BluTV

NINETNINE, the disruptive content provider to digital and media platforms, has signed an agreement with Turkey’s first and largest local SVOD service, BluTV, that will see the two companies jointly launch Helwa TV, a new live linear entertainment TV channel on March 15th.  BluTV, where Discovery is also a strategic investor, is Turkey’s first and […]

March 3, 2022

SPI expands Dizi distribution with MEGOGO

SPI/FilmBox and MEGOGO, an OTT/VoD service in Eastern Europe and CIS, have extended their distribution deal for three more years in addition to making SPI’s premium series hub Dizi available to MEGOGO subscribers in a number of countries. Perthe deal, Dizi content will be offered both via the linear feed of Timeless Dizi Channel and […]

January 31, 2022