In 2014 the Turkish channel, TV8 Int, was taken over by the leading Turkish production group for show formats. Since then, TV8 has collected exclusive, top-rated shows from other channels. Within a few months, the channel became one of the top 5 Turkish channels and has been the only channel to really focus on show formats. Started as a news channel in 1993, then switched the content to general entertainment. The channel is bought in May 2014 by Acun Ilicali, a very popular show host and producer, completely changed content to an all entertainment TV. There are no documentaries / news hours / economy / etc. The channel which is in its first season skyrocketed in popularity and managed to have a viewership profile of wider general audience.