SPI/FilmBox signed a new agreement with StarTimes for the expanded distribution of Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) and Gametoon in Africa. The agreement builds on an existing distribution deal covering Filmbox Africa and Fashionbox on StarTimes.
Gametoon and TDC are being broadcast in English and Turkish, respectively. TDC will also air with English subtitles. TDC, which launched a year ago, is now available to over five million homes in 15 countries, featuring over 600 hours of 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, 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”.