MundoFox premiered Global Agency’s hit series “Magnificent Century” to US Hispanic audiences on July 1st 2014.
The series is being titled “Suleimán, El Gran Sultán” and airs Monday through Fridays at 8PM/7c. This marks the first time ever an original Turkish series has been broadcast in North America.
“Magnificent Century” has a strong track record internationally, and has already been sold into 56 countries. It is currently on air in more than 40 territories and is frequently in the number one slot.
“We are delighted to be partnering with MundoFox Broadcasting in bringing this major series to a new audience,” says Izzet Pinto, CEO of Istanbul based distributors Global Agency. “Turkish series have gained significant traction in the last five years, and this series has proven to have real international appeal. Audiences across the globe are making it their number one series, and we are confident it will also be a success for MundoFox.”
“Magnificent Century” is one of the leading series represented by Global Agency, produced by Tims Productions. Set in the times of the Ottoman Empire, it is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent and his wife Hurrem Sultan, a slave girl who rose in power to become queen.
“MundoFox offers U.S. Hispanic audiences choice of high quality original productions and innovative storylines” said Ingrid Salcedo, Senior Vice President of Programming Strategy, MundoFox. “We are excited to bring the captivating “Suleimán, El Gran Sultán,” a unique story of love, glory and betrayal to our viewers.”
MundoFox is a joint venture between Fox International Channels (FIC), 21st Century Fox’s international multimedia business, and RCN, the leading Latin American television network and production company belonging to Organización Ardila Lülle (OAL). Together FIC and RCN currently reach over 1.6 billion subscribers worldwide with original series, novelas, dramas, game shows, reality, news and lifestyle programming. MundoFox is broadcast over-the-air on the network’s affiliate stations as well as through cable, satellite and telco providers in markets representing nearly 80% of U.S. Hispanic households. MundoFox, headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, launched in fall 2012.