Redford in Istanbul to launch TV channel
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Actor Robert Redford is speaking at a press conference, saying, ‘It’s an honor to visit Turkey, a country known for its vibrant arts and culture.’American actor Robert Redford traveled to Istanbul recently to attend the Turkish launch of Sundance Channel, which was founded by him in order to bring independent films and original series to TV audiences.
“When the Sundance Channel first started [airing] in the United States many years ago, it was my dream for the network to expand worldwide to showcase the exciting work of independent filmmakers. It’s an honor to visit Turkey, a country known for its vibrant arts and culture, to celebrate Sundance Channel’s debut. We look forward to bringing the compelling stories of filmmakers around the world to audiences here locally on Sundance Channel for many years to come,” Redford said yesterday at a press conference. President of the AMC/Sundance Channel Global Bruce Tuchman and Digiturk Head of Content and Acquisitions Esra Özaral Altop were also in attendance at the press conference.
“We continue to experience strong demand for Sundance Channel’s distinctive programming and are confident Turkish audiences will respond enthusiastically to our award-winning, globally renowned entertainment,” said Tuchman.
Speaking at the press conference, Altop said that the channel was recognized worldwide as one of the most loved and respected channels through its dedication to independent films and original series. “It is an immense honor for us to welcome Mr. Redford, the foremost iconic film-makers of our generation and founder of Sundance Channel, to Turkey,” she said.