Timeless Drama Channel & Gametoon Land on StarTimes


SPI International/FilmBox has inked a deal to bring Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) and Gametoon to StarTimes in Africa.

Per the deal, the global Turkish drama channel and gaming channel became available to StarTimes subscribers on May 1. Gametoon and TDC are broadcast in English and Turkish, respectively, while the latter has English subtitles. The new agreement builds on the distribution of Filmbox Africa and Fashionbox on StarTimes.

Georgina Twiss, managing director for Western Europe and Africa at SPI International, said: “Timeless Drama Channel is one of our fastest-growing channels due to a global affinity for Turkish dramas. Providing audiences with a diverse collection of high-quality content is a shared mission with our partner StarTimes, and we can’t wait to introduce the world of TDC to African audiences. SPI has an eye for new trends in the market, as with TDC, Gametoon has also gained huge popularity within the community and I am sure that StarTimes subscribers will enjoy our exclusive content.”

Lily Meng, the head of StarTimes’ media division, added: “We are delighted to bring Timeless Drama Channel and Gametoon to our viewers. It demonstrates our consistent commitment to providing access to premium content to our subscribers. They have been huge fans of telenovelas and I am sure they will love TDC’s Turkish dramas. And esports have been booming in Africa, so Gametoon has great potential in Africa.”