Golden Boy Sold to More Than 100 Countries
Turkish Drama, Golden Boy was the most watched drama in Turkey last year. Now it has been licensed to more than 100 countries, following the latest raft of deals completed by international distributor Eccho Rights. By: Wee Yan Ling
Golden Boy has several significant international sales milestones, which includes the inaugural Turkish Drama to be broadcast free-to-air television in the MENA region, breaking a longstanding Turkish production ban that had been in place since 2018.
Azam Channels have picked up on the title across Africa , with Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Ghana, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe all set to air the hit series, which recently returned for its second season in Turkey.
The OGM Pictures-produced drama has also been sold to Poland (TVP), Czechia (Nova TV), Serbia (Happy TV) and Kazakhstan (Khabar) in the past month.
In early 2023, Golden Boy achieved the distinction of becoming the first Turkish series to be selected for airing in Finland (MTV Oy/C More) and the inaugural title of its kind to be licensed by a commercial broadcaster in Sweden (TV4).
The drama tells the story of 2 sisters, Seyran and Suna, who cross paths with golden boy Ferit. Their lives took a drastic turn when Ferit decided to marry Seyran instead of Suna. Seyran, being the new bride, will face a family full of betrayals, lies and secrets.
Berkin Nalbantli, Sales Executive for CEE and Africa, Eccho Rights: "Golden Boy remains the most in-demand Turkish Drama series in the international market, over a year since its launch, with buyers loving its premium quality, and classic romantic storytelling."
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