Kanal D Drama Expands U.S. Reach


THEMA América has secured a carriage deal that sees Kanal D Drama become available in HD starting this month to all subscribers of the Verizon Fios TV Mundo and Mundo Total packages in the U.S.

Verizon is the second U.S. operator to offer the channel, which is exclusively dedicated to presenting Turkish dramas in Spanish. Kanal D Drama offers more than 1,500 hours annually of Turkish dramas dubbed in Spanish.

Patrick Rivet, CEO of Thema América, said, “We are very excited to start this year by closing this strategic agreement with Verizon, which strengthens our relationship with this great partner as well as our position in the U.S. Hispanic market. This expansion of Kanal D Drama to Fios TV reaffirms our commitment to continue keeping the Spanish-speaking audience company with our varied offer of the best Turkish productions.”

“We are pleased to see the Kanal D Drama brand expand rapidly in the U.S. as it joins the Fios TV offering. Since their launch, Turkish productions have had great acceptance in the U.S., captivating a larger Spanish-speaking audience each month,” said Kerim Emrah Turna, executive director of Kanal D International. “We are proud that Kanal D Drama’s impressive titles will reach even more homes in the United States in a year where we expect to continue growing Kanal D Drama’s reach.”