Calinos Signs AVOD Deal for Cooking Shows


Calinos Entertainment has inked a deal with the AVOD platform in the U.K. for the cooking shows Sara’s Istanbul Delights and Tom’s Istanbul Delights.

Sara’s Istanbul Delights features the Finnish-American chef Sara La Fountain, while Tom’s Istanbul Delights stars the British chef Tom Aiken. Both air on 24Kitchen Turkey.

This is Calinos’ first distribution agreement in the U.K. and Ireland.

Melis Idil, international sales director at Calinos Entertainment, commented, “We are proud to close our first deal with and very excited to be able to introduce our content offerings to U.K. and Ireland territories. With Tom’s Istanbul Delights the viewers will get the chance of experiencing the British chef Tom Aiken’s culinary adventure in Istanbul and with Sara’s Istanbul Delights, they will go on a journey with the Finnish and American chef Sara La Fountain to discover different aspects of Istanbul and its gastronomic culture.”

David Smyth, founder and CEO of, said, “I’m thrilled to be bringing these two outstanding shows to YouLook, and to being Calinos’ first partner in the U.K. and Ireland. These series fit perfectly into our food and drink vertical YouLook Tasty, but are of equal appeal to viewers of travel shows. The way these two series might engage audiences with different passions is exactly what we’re about at YouLook.”

Firat Gulgen, CEO of Calinos Entertainment, said: “As Calinos Entertainment, we are very happy to have entered the U.K. market with our first sale. We hope that as a result of the successful performance of our content, these sales will lead to many more. Thanks to our international sales director, Melis Idil, for making this sale possible.”