As a pioneer in the Turkish drama phenomenon in Latin America, Mega in Chile has stood as the network with the most Turkish titles in its programming since 2014.
In January, we took a look back
at the Turkish fictions present on Chile's broadcast TV, and Mega led the pack with 5 of them on air. After two months of finales and new premieres, Canal 13 has stolen that lead.
Why? Among other things, because as of 2017, Canal 13 saw more space for foreign fiction open up in its schedule, after its deal with Globo ended. As for Mega (which now owns those rights
), it started splitting its time between Turkish and Brazilian titles.
Moreover, TVN continues to score excellent ratings with Elif, produced by Green Yapim and distributed by Eccho Rights, and has recently acquired Sunshine Girls by Kanal D, which Somos Distribution distributes in Latin America.
Chilevisión is the only one of the four national networks that currently doesn't offer any Turkish title.
Canal 13 is raising the bar when it comes to Turkish production: in January it had two on air (Broken Pieces
and Magnificent Century Kosem
) and now it has five. And that's not the end of it: it recently announced a deal with ATV for three new dramas
The first title to join the network was In Love Again (Ask Yeniden in Turkish), distributed by FOX International Channels (FIC) Content Sales. It's the first Turkish comedy to air in Chile.
Then came Kayip (Kanal D), which the network is airing on Saturdays since March 4 to close its primetime. The fiction was sold as Secretos or Secretos peligrosos in several markets in Latin America, including Mexico, Argentina and Uruguay.
The last one to join the party was In Between, which made its debut on Monday, March 13 at 5:00pm. It's one of the highest-selling telenovelas on Inter Medya's catalog.
In addition, Broken Pieces
, which airs at 3:30pm since January 16, is produced by Endemol Turkey for Star TV and distributed by Global Agency; while Magnificent Century Kosem, also by Global Agency, is the continuation of the successful Magnificent Century, and airs in primetime since January 3.
In the last two months, Mi último deseo (4:15pm) and Medcezir (10:05pm) both came to an end.
So now only Karadayi (5:15pm), produced by Ay Yapim and distributed by Eccho Rights; and El secreto de Feriha (6:00pm), produced by Med Yapım and distributed by Calinos Entertainment.
However, Chile's leading network has new Turkish dramas in store, which will be announced soon.