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Kanal D Drama to Launch in the U.S.


THEMA and Kanal D International have partnered with Comcast to bring Kanal D Drama to the U.S. Hispanic market.

Kanal D Drama is set to launch on the Xfinity Latino TV tier on November 1, making Comcast the first U.S. distributor to carry the network. Among the Turkish drama titles available via Kanal D Drama are ¿Qué Culpa Tiene Fatmagul?, Hulya, Chicas del Sol and Kuzey Guney.

Launched in 2018, Kanal D Drama is now available in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Uruguay.

Kerim Emrah Turna, executive director at Kanal D International, said: “I’m pleased that Kanal D Drama will be the first and only Turkish drama channel to bring to the Hispanic audiences the high production quality and unique storytelling of Turkish dramas which created the Turkish drama phenomena all over the world. With high-quality content tailored to the Hispanic market, and a vast library of the best Turkish series owned by Kanal D, the leading TV channel of Turkey for 26 years, I’m sure that Kanal D Drama will resonate among the Spanish-speaking community in the U.S.”

Patrick Rivet, CEO of THEMA America, said: “It is a real pleasure to partner with Comcast to deliver more entertainment options to the U.S. Hispanic communities. Kanal D stories are spreading worldwide and are already a phenomenon in Latin America. I am thrilled that for the first time, Hispanic audiences throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy this programming through Xfinity.”

About Chelsea Regan

Chelsea Regan is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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