Warner Bros. International Television Distribution Signs TV Distribution Agreement with Saran Media in Turkey

October 5, 2016

BURBANK, Calif. and ISTANBUL, Turkey – Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITD) has signed a new, multi-year television distribution agreement with SARAN Media in Turkey, it was announced today by Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution, and Alan K. Saran, CEO, SARAN Media.
 
The new output deal expands upon WBITD’s current distribution pact with SARAN and marks the continuation of the 15-year relationship between the two companies.  Under the terms of the new deal, SARAN has acquired the premium, basic, free and subscription video-on-demand rights to a wide range of programming distributed by WBITD, including current and library feature films, television series and animation titles from Warner Bros. Entertainment.   SARAN will license these properties to various broadcasters in Turkey.
 
“We are pleased to announce this latest deal with SARAN, which has been our licensor in the market for many, many years,” said Schlesinger. “This is another step in our successful relationship and we look forward to working with them in this latest deal.” 
         
 “SARAN has strong faith in the Turkish TV market, and we are committed to investing in the best entertainment premium content,” said Saran.  “We have great synergy with Warner Bros., and we are excited to continue and expand our relationship.”
 
The agreement covers current and library features “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Suicide Squad,” and “Sully” to name a few; current TV series “Lethal Weapon,” “Training Day,” “Frequency,” and "Supergirl," among others, as well as a slate of animated series.
 
About Warner Bros. International Television Distribution
Warner Bros. International Television Distribution is one of the world’s largest distributors of feature films, television programs and animation to the international television marketplace (broadcast, pay cable, basic cable, satellite, pay-per-view, video-on-demand, digital platforms, etc.).  It licenses some 61,000 hours of programming (including more than 6,500 features and 3000 television programs), dubbed or subtitled in more than 40 languages, to telecasters and cable casters in more than 175 countries.
 
About SARAN Media
Saran Media, established in 1995, is the leading entertainment and sports television programming provider in Turkey and the region.  Its entertainment programming library is comprised of over 2500 hours of choice animation and 3000 feature films.  SARAN Media with its 4 national radio stations and Turkey’s largest localiziation studios belong to SARAN Holding, whose other companies operate in the defense, energy, gaming and sports industries.