Turkish production group Medyapim has acquired the Arabic language adaptation rights to a pair of scripted formats from Japan’s Nippon TV – Mother and Woman – My Life For My Children – to be produced for MBC in MENA.
Mother is the story of an elementary school teacher who learns that one of her students is being abused at home. Although unable to comprehend her impulse, she decides to kidnap the young, abused girl to bring up as her own.
Meanwhile, Woman – My Life For My Children tells the story of a single mother who is widowed by her beloved husband who died in an accident. Left with her two young children, she is suddenly faced with a reality as a single mother.
Medyapim previously adapted both titles for Turkey.
The announcement was made jointly by Keisuke Miyata, Head of Sales for Nippon TV, and Fatih Aksoy, Chairman of Medyapim.
“This is a new initiative for two of our most valuable scripted formats, Mother and Woman -My Life for My Children, for the Arabic speaking territories, with our long-time strong partner Medyapim and a new collaboration with MBC, the largest media company in the MENA region. The Turkish adaptations of Mother and Woman -My Life for My Children produced by Medyapim were huge global successes, and we have no doubt that the Arabic adaptations will achieve the same success”, Keisuke Miyata, Head of Sales for Nippon TV said.
“We have successfully adapted these two Nippon TV titles in Turkey into two long running tv series and then distributed our productions worldwide. Now we have another challenge of producing both of them for MENA territory. I have no doubt that we will achieve the same success”, Fatih Aksoy, Chairman of Medyapim said.
“This partnership between Nippon TV, Medyapim, and us at MBC GROUP signifies an exciting milestone that unites a global entertainment powerhouse with regional ones. We are very excited to bring the critically acclaimed stories of Mother and Woman -My Life for My Children to a wider audience, reflecting our commitment to showcasing diverse and compelling content for our loyal viewers across the MENA. This unique collaboration exemplifies our dedication to providing world-class storytelling, and we look forward to more partnerships of this kind in the future”, Ali Jaber, Group Director of TV and Shahid Content at MBC Group said.