MultiChoice launches Timeless Dizi Channel on DStv


In line with our commitment to take Africa to the world and bring the best of the world home, DStv welcomes global Turkish drama channel Timeless Dizi Channel to its platform.

As Africa’s most-loved storyteller, MultiChoice will continue to invest in local and international content that excites our customers - young and old - and offers the best entertainment at great value.

That’s why as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our customers’ viewing experience and expand our entertainment offering, MultiChoice has launched Timeless Dizi Channel (TDC) as a pop-up channel on DStv’s Premium, Compact Plus, Compact and Family packages.

TDC, which is owned by SPI International, is available to watch on DStv 123 and  broadcasts hundreds of hours of critically acclaimed and popular that have influenced the landscape of Turkish and global television.

This Turkish pop-up channel is an exciting opportunity for DStv to bring a new and unique genre of content to our customers as part of our commitment to bring the best of the world back home, says Yolisa Phahle, MultiChoice Group CEO of General Entertainment and Connected Video. “As Africa’s most-loved storyteller, we will continue to invest in both local and international content that excites our customers, both young and old, and offers the best entertainment at great value,” Yolisa says.

TDC offers hundreds of hours of critically acclaimed and popular dramas that have influenced the landscape of Turkish and global television. These shows include international Emmy Award nominees: Black Money Love, Karadayi, Kurt Seyit & Shura, The End, Red Scarf, Moms and Mothers, Wings of Love, The 8th Day, and Kuzgun. The channel reached more than five million households worldwide within the first year of its launch and continues to increase its footprint across the globe, with recent distribution deals in Switzerland, Nepal, the Middle East, and India.

“We could not be more excited about launching on DStv; a leading video entertainment platform in Africa. This brings the Timeless Dizi Channel to a wider audience across the region. SPI and MultiChoice are both committed to bringing phenomenal content that’s built on compelling stories, capable of capturing the hearts and minds across generations and geographies,” said Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe and Africa at SPI International. “That’s why we believe TDC is the perfect addition to DStv’s channel offering with its well-curated selection of dramas a unique genre of high-budget series from Turkish producers that focus on relatable and engaging stories of family, relationships, morality, and love.”

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What is “Dizi”?

Dizi is a unique genre of high-budget series from Turkish producers set in the background of beautiful Istanbul or Anatolia, focusing on riveting stories full of emotion and passion that are tightly woven around Turkish values, symbols and culture with unique soundtracks. Dizis are sweeping epics that are rich in visual and textual diversity with stories centered around relatable notions of familial and relational bonds, morality, and love.

Bringing the best of the world home

Global affinity for Turkish drama series has been increasing rapidly within the past ten years, which has made Turkey the second highest exporter of TV series abroad, after the United States. Turkish TV has expanded to audiences in 146 countries across the world, reaching 700 million viewers in Europe, Middle East, Central Asia, Africa, and the U.S with more than 150 TV series. Drawing from this general affinity, Timeless Dizi Channel was launched as a 24/7 Turkish drama channel that broadcasts only the best series starring globally renowned Turkish stars. Within the first year of its launch, the channel quickly rose to success, reaching over 5 million homes in 14 countries, and counting. The channel remains among the top 25 channels on platforms where it's available.

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Watch and win!

To celebrate the launch of this exciting new pop-up channel, DStv in association with TDC will be making a few lucky customers, winners!

All you have to do is watch The Red Scarf, Karadayi and Moms & Mothers on TDC (DStv 123), answer the weekly questions posed on DStv’s Facebook page and you could be a winner.

The competition runs 2 – 30 November. We will post one question relating to one of the above-mentioned shows every Monday during this period. Comment on the competition post on DStv’s Facebook page and you will be entered into the draw. One winner will be announced each Friday.

There are a total of four prizes up for grabs, so keep watching TDC to increase your chances of answering the weekly questions correctly.

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What to watch on Timeless Dizi Channel

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The Red Scarf

Beautiful Asiye, a rebel spirit in a small town, meets the mischievous and handsome İlyas, when he has an accident at the motocross tracks. Their love-at-first-sight grows fast in just a few days – but brings along its own problems.

Watch from Monday, 2 November at 18:20


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Moms and Mothers

Set in 1970s Turkey, Moms and Mothers tells the story of two young women whose lives become unexpectedly intertwined. Kader lives in a small village in Anatolia and longs for nothing more than a happy life with Mustafa - but following a tragic accident, she is left alone in Istanbul. Zeliha is a smart, educated woman whose passionate relationship with the activist Murat leaves her in danger and ultimately widowed and pregnant. 9 months on, the two women’s paths cross…

Watch from Monday, 2 November at 19:10


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Karadayi

Karadayi follows the highly-respected Kara family who live in the working class area of 1970s Istanbul. Mahir’s father Nazif is looked upon as ‘Karadayi’– the benign godfather of the area, who people turn to for advice and help in time of need. Unfortunately, the family’s life turns upside down because of a wrongful accusation that results in the imprisonment of Nazif Kara for a murder he didn’t commit.

Watch from Monday, 2 November at 20:00


How to watch Timeless Dizi Channel (DStv 123) online

Get the DStv app, a free service for all DStv subscribers. With the DStv app, the same channels you watch on your decoder at home are available for you to stream online at https://now.dstv.com/, or using the DStv app on your phone.

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