Kanal D Drama Expands Reach in LatAm


THEMA América, a Canal+ group company, has launched Kanal D Drama for the first time in Colombia and Costa Rica.

Through a new agreement with Millicom, Kanal D Drama now reaches all Tigo subscribers in Colombia through the HD package on channel 361, while in Costa Rica it can be seen on the Digital, HD and ONE tv digital packages on channel 774.

Thema America manages, operates and distributes Spanish-language signals for Kanal D Drama in the U.S. and Latin America, including Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. International versions of Kanal D Drama channel are also available in Albania, France and Kosovo.

Patrick Rivet, CEO of THEMA América, said: “We are excited about this strategic agreement with Millicom, an important business partner that supported us to expand the presence of Turkish dramas in Panama, and now is accompanying us to enter to key markets such as Colombia and Costa Rica via Tigo, highlighting the solid growth we had experienced in the region. At the same time, the agreement allows us to keep fostering a lasting business relationship with Millicom in 2021, expanding the potential viewing of our high-quality content offering, showing the Latin American audience’s preference for excellent Turkish productions.”

Kerim Emrah Turna, executive director of Kanal D International, said: “We are proud to see how Kanal D Drama’s leadership has been strengthened in more Latin American countries by adding important markets. Tigo’s addition of Kanal D Drama again reaffirms our commitment to continue keeping the Spanish-speaking audience company with our excellent and varied library of Turkish dramas.”