KykNET & Kie jumps on the Afrikaans-dubbed Turkish novela bandwagon

Written by TVSA Team from the blog DStv on 12 May 2022
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Now we have added insight into why there's been a "gedoente" over the past two months with eExtra being off-again/on-again and possibly off/again on DStv.

It's competition, baby!

MultiChoice property KykNET & Kie's following in eMedia's footsteps and doing their own Afrikaans-dubbed Turkish telenovelas. 

Today the channel announced that they're premiering these two shows in July:

In die Ysterhand se Greep
Known in English as: Never Let Go
Turkish title: Asla Vazgeçmem

Yigit is a successful businessman who does not believe in love. He is responsible for an accident that leaves his wife, Iclal, in a coma for years.

Denying her existence is the only way he can cope, and their small son, Mert, believes his mother is in heaven. Then Yigit meets Nur, and they fall in love.

Unaware of Iclal, Nur agrees to marry him.

On the day of their wedding, Iclal wakes up…

Kind van die Noodlot 
Known in English as: A Part of Me
Turkish title: Belahan Jiwa Kahraman

Defne and Kahraman Yorukman are super rich, but they don’t have any children. Their family rejects them because of this, and Defne starts looking for an alternative way to give her husband an heir.

She decides to hire a surrogate mother to have a baby for them. 

This from Waldimar Pelser, M-Net Director of kykNET channels:

“The addition of these two Turkish series is part of a bigger renewal for kykNET&kie which will also include various exciting and new locally produced shows. We want to offer our viewers the best of both worlds - international glamour in Afrikaans, as well as local stories and entertainment anchored in Afrikaans communities.” 

Premiere dates haven't been confirmed yet - we'll let you know once they are.

Channels in this post: kykNET & kie, eExtra


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