Wednesday, April 10, 2019

ABS-CBN’S “HANGGANG SAAN” TO BE ADAPTED IN TURKEY

Kapamilya network intensifies global expansion

The hit crime suspense drama “Hanggang Saan,” that was top billed by the mother-son tandem of Sylvia Sanchez and Arjo Atayde, will soon hook viewers in Turkey as ABS-CBN landed its first format adaptation deal of the hit series 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.
“Hanggang Saan’s” local adaptation, titled, “A Mother’s Guilt, is a co-production with ABS-CBN, and is scheduled to begin filming within the second quarter of 2019. The format buy also marks ABS-CBN’s first presence in Turkey as the media and entertainment company ramps up its global expansion.

(L-R) Laarni Yu, ABS-CBN International Distribution Sales Head (EMEA); Macie Imperial, ABS-CBN International Distribution Vice-President and Division Head; Hayri Aslan, Limon Production CEO, and Idil Belli, Sera Films General Manager during the contract signing in MIPTV in Cannes, France.
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 ‘Hanggang Saan (A Mother’s Guilt)’ 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 (Sylvia Sanchez) and Paco (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, “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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