Turkish broadcaster, TRT [Turkish Radio and Television Corporation] has launched a special YouTube channel named “TRT ڈرامہ” for its Pakistani viewers containing Urdu subtitles.
After the success and overpowering response of Pakistanis on Turkish historical adventurous series Dirilis Ertugrul, TRT made it convenient for Pakistani viewers to watch Turkish dramas by introducing Urdu subtitles on its new YouTube channel. Previously, Ertugrul Ghazi was uploaded on TRT and PTV combined Youtube channel. The channel was a huge success and set new records of viewership and subscriptions in Pakistan.
However, now with TRT YouTube channel for Pakistani viewers with Urdu subtitles, Pakistanis can watch not only Ertugrul Ghazi but also other overwhelming Turkish serials. The serials are not Urdu dubbed but do have Urdu Subtitles.
Currently, two Turkish dramas “Elimi Bırakma” and “Payitaht: Abdülhamid” are uploaded on TRT ڈرامہ . The channel was introduced a week ago and is already successful in Pakistan with 20,900 subscribers and 1.5 million views on the first episode of Payitaht: Abdülhamid.”
It looks like Pakistanis have a thing for Turkish Dramas, appreciating them more than Pakistani content.