The agreement builds on the distribution of Filmbox Africa and Fashionbox on StarTimes and from this month Gametoon and TDC will be broadcast in English and Turkish respectively, with the latter also having English subtitles. Commenting on the development, Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International, said: “TDC is one of our fastest growing channels due to a global affinity for Turkish drama.
“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, head of StarTimes Media Division, added: “We are delighted to bring TDC) and Gametoon to our viewers. It demonstrates our consistent commitment to provide 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”.