Show TV

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Launched March 1, 1991 Demo Broadcast in France; March 1, 1992 Broadcast In Turkey
Owned by Ciner Media Group[1]
Picture format 16:9 (576i, SDTV); 16:9 (1080i, HDTV)
Slogan Smile To Life
Country Turkey
Language Turkish
Broadcast area Turkey
Headquarters Istanbul
Formerly called SHOW T.V.
Sister channel(s) Show Plus, ShowMax TV, Show Turk
Digiturk Channel 22 (SD), Channel 322 (HD)
Ziggo (Netherlands) Channel 770
Cablecom (Switzerland) Channel 119
Channel 402 (digital CH-D)

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 was established by the Turkish businessmen Erol Aksoy and Haldun Simavi on March 1, 1992. During the last years, Show TV extended its range of viewers by adding more channels like Show Plus, ShowMax TV and Show Turk to its group.[citation needed].

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]

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

Turkish television series[edit]

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  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.