Turner Latin America and Madd Entertainment have signed a deal to bring the Turkish drama series A Miracle and The Choice to multiple platforms in LatAm.
The Choice tells the story of Irfan (Halit Ergenç), a college professor of Economics whose life changes overnight when he loses his job and his son gets sick. The drama has been licensed for Turner’s pay-TV networks, as well as SVOD rights throughout Latin America (except for Puerto Rico). Turner will also have broadcast rights in Chile and sub-licenses and distribution rights throughout the territory.
A Miracle, based on the Korean series A Good Doctor, centers on Ali, a brilliant medical school graduate with autism, and his plights and challenges as he strives to achieve his dream of becoming a surgeon. The deal covers Turner’s pay-TV networks in Latin America, SVOD rights and broadcast rights on Chilevisión.
Tomás Yankelevich, executive VP and chief content officer for general entertainment at Turner Latin America, said: “We hope this agreement between Turner and Madd/Ay Yapim/MedYapim will be the first of many titles and projects. Turkish dramas have been doing very well in the region thanks to their high-quality production and riveting storylines. That is why we have decided to acquire in Latin America A Miracle, a show that is currently breaking audience records in the prime-time slot in Turkey, and the new series The Choice, featuring Halit Ergenç, the star of shows such as Las Mil y Una Noches and El Sultán.”
Ates Ince, managing director of Madd Entertainment, added: “We are very happy to agree to a media-first deal with Turner. This is an innovation for the distribution of Turkish drama in Latin America. Now this season’s best titles A Miracle, produced by MF Yapım, and The Choice, produced by Ay Yapim, will be broadcasted first time in pay-TV platforms. Turner is already a great partner for us and we look forward to expanding our relationship with Turner in the changing economy of content.”