ABS-CBN marks entry in Turkey with format buy
Apr 10, 2019


“A Mother’s Guilt (Hanggang Saan),” one of the Philippines’ hit crime suspense dramas that aired on ABS-CBN, has landed its first format adaptation deal with leading Turkey content production company, Limon Yapim, and is set to air in one of the country’s most watched free TV channels, FOX Turkey.

“A Mother’s Guilt,” is a co-production with ABS-CBN and Limon Yapim, and is set to begin filming within the second quarter of 2019. The format buy also marks ABS-CBN’s first presence in Turkey as the Philippine media and entertainment company ramps up its global expansion.

ABS-CBN programs are currently present in over 50 territories all over the world, selling over 50,000 hours of content worldwide.
“The local adaptation of ‘A Mother's Guilt (Hanggang Saan)’ in Turkey is another proof that Filipino stories have a global audience because our tradition of storytelling is always anchored on the universal theme of love for family. We are excited for viewers in Turkey to see it,” Laarni Yu, ABS-CBN International Distribution EMEA sales head said.

Talented Turkish actors and actresses are being eyed to portray the characters of the show such as Sonya and Paco who were portrayed by the award-winning Filipino mother-son tandem of Sylvia Sanchez and Arjo Atayde.

The contract signing of ABS-CBN and Limon Yapim took place in Cannes, France during MIPTV, an international event dedicated to content and development and distribution. Limon Yapim is a reputable production company in Turkey with a roster of top-rating TV series and films.

During its run on Philippine TV, “A Mother's Guilt (Hanggang Saan)” garnered a strong reception, with audiences applauding the inventive narrative, ode to women empowerment, and incredible performances from the cast.

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ABS-CBN Corporation is the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment organization. The Company is primarily involved in television and radio broadcasting, as well as in the production of television and radio programming for domestic and international audiences and other related businesses. ABS-CBN produces a wide variety of engaging world-class entertainment programs in multiple genres and balanced, credible news programs that are aired on free-to-air television. The company is also one of the leading radio broadcasters, operating eighteen radio stations throughout the key cities of the Philippines. ABS-CBN provides news and entertainment programming for eight channels on cable TV and operates the country’s largest cable TV service provider. The Company also owns the leading cinema and music production and distribution outfits in the country. It brings its content to worldwide audiences via cable, satellite, online and mobile. In addition, ABS-CBN has business interests in merchandising and licensing, mobile and online multimedia services, glossy magazine publishing, video and audio post production, overseas telecommunication services, money remittance, cargo forwarding, TV shopping services, theme park development and management, property management and food and restaurant services, and cinema management, all of which complement and enhance the Company’s strength in content production and distribution. The Company is also the first TV network in the country to broadcast in digital. In 2015, it commercially rolled out its digital TV box, ABS-CBN TVplus, to prepare for the country’s switch to digital TV

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