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Viasat World’s Epic drama launches in Turkey

Channel will run on TV+ – the Turkish OTT and IPTV platform owned by Turkcell TV

Viasat World has launched its drama channel brand and SVoD service Epic Drama in Turkey.

The channel will run on TV+ – the Turkish OTT and IPTV platform owned by Turkcell TV – where it will join the Viasat Explore, Viasat History and ViasatWorld portfolio.

Epic Drama is now available in 17 territories and has amassed more than 10 million subscribers through Viasat’s network of operator partners across Central and Eastern Europe since it launched a year ago.

It operates by buying shows in bulk and spending heavily on period drama acquisitions such as The Miniaturist and series two of Harlots.

TV and Business director Baris Zavaroglu at Turkcell added: “Turkey is very well-known for its drama series. We selected Epic Drama as the first in the market to reach our subscribers with quality period dramas.

“We are particularly excited about Epic Drama as it taps into the zeitgeist – there is a lot of excellent home-produced drama on the scene, so Epic Drama will complement this perfectly, bringing the very best of what is being made internationally.”

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