Nippon TV Format Travels to Turkey


CANNES/TOKYO: MF Yapim and MEDYAPIM have adapted the Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV) drama Mother for the Turkish market.

The 11×1-hour Japanese series has been remade in Turkey as Anne, meaning “mother” in Turkish. The 11×90-minute Turkish version launches on STAR TV, with Vahide Perçin, Cansu Dere, and Beren Gökyildiz in lead roles.

“As evidenced by all of the recent news coming out of Turkey, the country is doing great business in the world of TV. Last year, as Country of Honor during MIPCOM, the key executives from the region unveiled an impressive presentation specifically focusing on their dramas which are very successful and furthermore being remade in South America, and then the U.S.,” commented Atsushi Hatayama, the president of international business development for Nippon TV. “Our hope is that thanks to this deal with MF Yapim Mother will achieve tremendous success in Turkey where we know for a fact the viewers are extremely savvy.”

Faruk Bayhan, the president of MF Yapim, added, “Mother is a remarkable TV series with its successful production and its power to create awareness sociologically. It has been very popular in Japan in the past years and this fall we are aiming to succeed in Turkey, as it will be the first time a Japanese drama will be offered as a format in our country. We hope that our cooperation with Nippon TV will continue after Mother.”