Cannes, France & Tokyo, Japan –On the first day of MIP, Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV), the leading commercial broadcaster and network in Japan offering entertainment, anime, documentaries and news, announced today that MF Yapim & MEDYAPIM, has acquired the format rights to their award-winning drama series ‘Woman – My Life For My Children’ and will be remaking the series in Turkish.
The drama is set to air on Fox Turkey. The deal follows the hugely successful venture of last year when the two companies partnered to remake ‘Mother’ (ANNE in Turkey), marking the first time a Japanese drama was offered as a format in Turkey. The announcement was made jointly today by Atsushi Hatayama, President of International Business Development for Nippon TV, and Faruk Bayhan, the President of MF Yapim. This agreement marks the first format sale into a different country for ‘Woman – My Life For My Children’.
“We could not be more proud of the success that our series Mother has achieved in Turkey. It is one of the highest rated series of this season and we are so happy to hear that the Turkish audience appreciates this heart gripping drama, which is shown by the numbers that continue to increase each and every week,” commented Hatayama. “Our hope is that thanks to this deal with MF Yapim ‘Woman – My Life For My Children’, which is created by the same creative team as ‘Mother’, will achieve tremendous success in Turkey.”
‘Woman – My Life For My Children’ is the award-winning drama series that depicts a woman’s fight to survive in a difficult world while shedding light on problems rooted in Japanese society. This story unfolds the daily life of a young family trying to find peace and happiness in a harsh reality.