Canal+ Group’s Thema launches FAST Turkish drama channel in Spain

Canal+ Group’s distributor, Thema, has launched the FAST Turkish drama channel – Vive Kanal D Drama – in Spain.

Vive Kanal D Drama offers a slate of Turkish dramas that have been curated for Spanish-speaking audiences, it recently launched last month on Rakuten TV and Orange TV. Alongside its launch on Orange TV, the channel became available on Jazztel TV, which is also a TV service of Orange in Spain.

Thema revealed the FAST-ad supported channel is now on air in more than 3 million households, and is expected to launch soon on Tivify, Mediaset, as well as Samsung TV Plus.

In October 2022, Thema also launched the classical music channel, Vivaldi, on Samsung TV Plus in Spain and Italy joined by Channelbox and Netgem in the UK.

Speaking about the deal, Thema’s head of distribution EMEA,  Séverine Garusso said,  “Spanish audience loves Turkish Drama. With its high-quality curated Turkish Dramas content, Vive Kanal D fills the appetite of the Spanish audience. We are thrilled to have broadened the distribution of VKDD in Spain, allowing us to reach 3 million households. These last launches are a new milestone for Thema and represent our fierce initiative to expand the global footprint of our FASTs and become a key player in the FAST distribution market.”



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