Timeless Dizi Channel Rolls Out in Russia


The Timeless Dizi Channel (TDC), featuring a range of Turkish drama series, is launching in Russia.

Subscribers to the Telekarta satellite TV service can now access the channel in the extended basic and premium packages. The channel is dedicated to “dizi”, a unique genre of high-budget series produced in Turkey. Through the new deal, hundreds of hours of dramas in the genre are now available to Russian audiences, including Kurt Seyit and Shura, Karadayi, 20 Minutes, Five Brothers, Red Scarf, Moms and Mothers and The 8th Day.

Murat Muratoglu, head of distribution at SPI International, said: “Today, Turkish series are the country’s most popular economic and cultural export item, and we are happy to offer this riveting content to viewers across Russia together with Orion Group, our long-standing partner. TDC features many interesting high-quality and internationally acclaimed series that have been awarded numerous international prizes.”

Irina Divnogortseva, global projects director at Orion Group, said: “Turkey is globally the second highest exporter of TV series abroad, after the United States. Dizis are now being watched by more than 400 million people in over 140 countries. The booming popularity of dizis has become a social phenomenon. There is a large number of online fan-clubs and communities of dizi followers, including in Russia. In this connection, I believe that the launch of the Timeless Dizi Channel in this country is an important cultural event. And we are happy to be part of it.”