CANNES, FRANCE – October 15, 2018 - Marking their fourth deal together, Nippon Television Network Corporation (NipponTV), the leading commercial broadcaster network and production powerhouse in Japan, announced today that MEDYAPIM, one of the leading production companies in Turkey,has acquired the format rights to its drama OASIS – a love story –and will be remaking the 60 minutes series in Turkish. This drama is a heart-warming story about a lonely, unloved girl who suddenly starts a new life with a family full of love and happiness. This deal follows the three prior announcements between the companies including the Turkish remakes of Nippon TV’s scripted formats Mother (Annein Turkey), Woman – My Life For My Children –(Kadinin Turkey) and My Son (Turkish title TBD).The announcement was made jointly today by Mr. Atsushi Sogo,President of International Business Development for Nippon TV, and Fatih Aksoy, the CEO of MEDYAPIM.
“With the tremendous success of our earlier deals with MEDYAPIM, we have come to realize there are great similarities between the Turkish and Japanese mentalities. In both countries, we have pinpointed a huge demand for emotional, relationship focused series that are uplifting and heartwarming. Tears have become scarce and thus valuable,” commented Mr.Sogo. “We are proud that another one of our legendary dramas will be offered to the viewers in Turkey thanks to Fatih Aksoyand his amazing team.”
“We are thrilled to enter into a new agreement with Nippon TV on OASIS – a love story. It is a very moving story about a love that grows under the most unexpected circumstances between a dying man with three children and a young woman who has just lost her will to live. I believe this story will capture all types of audience with the emotions it conveys just as Motherand Womandid, added Mr. Aksoy.
OASIS – a love story – follows a 27-year-old girl who is unwanted by both her mother and father. Saddened by her unfortunate life, she attempts suicide by jumping off a bridge near her home. Unsuccessful in her endeavor, she stumbles into a local tavern and is befriended by a police detective who immediately takes her to the hospital. Upon waking up in the hospital, she realizes she has been unidentified and thinking she might be able to live a different life, she pretended to have lost her memory. The detective, who recently relocated to her hometown with his three children after losing his wife, decides to take care of her until she regains her memory and invites her into his family home filled with love, laughter and happiness. A story that started from a lie turns into an unexpected happy ending with a family she could only hope for.
About Nippon TV
Nippon TV is recognized as Japan’s viewer ratings champion having topped all timeslot categories for four consecutive years. One of the biggest successes for the nation’s finest producer of all genres of programming is Dragons’ Den, a globally successful business show format that has more than 35 versions in territories across all continents of the world. The Emmy award winning version, Shark Tank, airs in the US. Following closely is the success of Mother, a scripted format that has become a mega hit in Turkey and has sold into 29 territories around the world, and Woman –My Life for My Children- which became an even bigger hit in Turkey and currently sold to 11 territories. With well-established businesses that range from eSports, android creation, digital mixed reality, animation, movies, events, to fitness clubs, Nippon TV is leveraging its coveted platform to revolutionize digital media in an ever-changing industry. Launching a channel in Southeast Asia named GEM through a joint venture with Sony Pictures Television Networks and leading the digital content market through Hulu Japan---a subsidiary that boasts the largest SVOD subscriber base in the country, Nippon TV is steadily solidifying its presence and brand as a global media powerhouse.
MEDYAPIM was founded in 1993 by the partnership of Fatih Aksoy (producer & director) and Guzel Sanatlar Holding. It made a very fast and noticeable entrance to the TV business with smash hit entertainment shows during the first years of private televisions in Turkey. With the year 2000, MEDYAPIM took an innovative step and adapted the famous US Series The Nanny, marking its place as the first adaptor of a US series ever in the world. Later it adapted many worldwide popular shows in Turkey with a great success such as Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Dancing On Ice, Popstar, etc. Especially with Popstar MEDYAPIM has put its signature on a hardly breakable ratings record in the history of Turkish TV. In the last decade, it has targeted towards the production of drama series more. Within this period, it produced many successful adaptations of foreign scripted series such as Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, Shameless, as well as original series such as Adını Feriha Koydum(A Girl Named Feriha), Gullerin Savaşı(War of The Roses), and Karadaglar(Karadag Family). In the last 2 years, two Japanese drama formats Motherand Womanhave been added to its noteworthy works of adaptations with great audience shares.As a result of so many successful projects, it has earned one of the leader positions in Turkey’s TV business.In recent years it has multiplied its production capacity by parenting three other production companies namely MF Yapım, No:9 and Formed.Today MEDYAPIM is recognized as one of Turkey’s biggest content producer.