Show TV

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Show TV
Show TV.svg
LaunchedMarch 1, 1991 (France)
March 1, 1992 (Turkey)
Owned byCiner Media Group[1]
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
SloganSmile To Life
Broadcast areaTurkey
ReplacedITU TV
Sister channel(s)Show Max
Show Turk
DigiturkChannel 22 (HD)
Ziggo (Netherlands)Channel 770

Show TV is a nationwide television channel in Turkey owned by Ciner Media Group (since 2013, acquired from Çukurova Media Group after Çukurova was forced to sell due to tax debts. The channel replaces ITU TV's now-defunct frequencies and it was originally established by the Turkish businessmen Erol Aksoy and Haldun Simavi although it were originally launched on March 1, 1991, when it commences its test transmissions. A year later, the channel moved its headquarters to Istanbul, Turkey, and were at the same time starting its official broadcasts. Show TV extended its range of viewers by adding more channels like Show Max and Show Turk to its group.

Show TV aired many world-known series for the first time in Turkey. Among them were S.W.A.T., The Master, The Rookies, Silk Stalkings, T. J. Hooker, Booker, Roseanne, The Wonder Years, Superboy, Tequila and Bonetti, Doogie Howser, M.D., The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Dream On, Generations, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Seinfeld, In the Heat of the Night, Friends, Beverly Hills, 90210, Power Rangers and Premiers Baisers.[citation needed]

Furthermore, it re-aired some television series like Fame, Charlie's Angels, The Twilight Zone and Dallas, which were very popular during the monopolistic era of TRT in Turkey.[citation needed]

Show TV's old logo used from March 1, 1991 to September 30, 2002.

The channel's personalities include Mustafa Ceceli, Begüm, Alişan, Asuman Krause, Ali Sunal, Jülide Ateş and Çağla Şıkel.[2] The channel also aired successful Turkish television series like Kurtlar Vadisi, Doktorlar, Adını Feriha Koydum, and Muhteşem Yüzyıl.[3][4]

Turkish television series[edit]

Entertainment shows[edit]


  1. ^ Hurriyet Daily News, 1 June 2013, Ciner group acquires seized broadcaster Show TV
  2. ^ "Show TV Programs List" (in Turkish). 2015-12-15. Retrieved 2015-12-15.
  3. ^ "Kanuni Sultan Süleyman'ın hayatını anlatan dizi Muhteşem Yüzyıl devletle mahkemelik oluyor" [The state goes to court with Muhteşem Yüzyıl TV series that depicts the life of Suleiman the Magnificent]. NTV (Turkey) (in Turkish). Turkey. 2011-01-06. Retrieved 2015-12-15.
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