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NATPE Budapest Spotlight: Kanal D International


The new drama Ruthless City, which launched at MIPTV, heads up Kanal D International’s slate at NATPE Budapest this year.

It follows Seher, a mother of three living in a small town in Turkey, as she grapples with the sudden changes that befall her family after one of her daughters is sold into marriage and the family is forced to move to Istanbul.

In addition to Ruthless City, the Kanal D series Wounded Love, Price of Passion, Double Trouble and the family drama Twins will be presented again at the market.

“We launched the first global Turkish drama channel, Kanal D Drama, in cooperation with Thema in LatAm in October,” notes Kerim Emrah Turna, executive director of Kanal D International, and further expansion is on the planner. “With Kanal D Drama, the Turkish drama phenomenon has gained new momentum.”

Adds Turna, “For the last two years, Turkish dramas have continued expanding into new territories while getting stronger in the existing ones.”

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