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11 May 2023

Golden Boy picked up across LATAM

Hit Turkish drama series Golden Boy has been picked up by several broadcasters across Latin America, with more deals set to be completed during next week’s LA Screenings.

The series has now been acquired for US Hispanic and Paraguay (Telefuturo), Mexico (Imagen), and Panama (Telemetro + RPC). Golden Boy was first picked up in LATAM by Mega in Chile who completed a deal for the series during this year’s Content Americas event in January.

“Buyers are queueing up for what is the biggest Turkish drama sensation we have seen for many years. With several more deals in late stage negotiations, we expect to have at least a dozen LATAM countries closed following LA Screenings,” says Barbora Suster, Head of Latin America and Iberia at international distributor Eccho Rights.

The title scored a number of breakthrough international sales, including becoming the first Turkish drama to air on free-to-air TV in the MENA region since a blanket ban on Turkish productions in 2018. Golden Boy also recently became the first Turkish drama ever picked up for broadcast in Finland (MTV Oy/C More), and also the first such title licensed by a commercial broadcaster in Sweden (TV4).