2016 on turkishtvmarket.info

This marks the end of the 3rd year of my dear blog turkishtvmarket.info 🙂 As a kind of tradition, I list down the most popular posts of the year. Herebelow you’ll see the most read top 10 posts of 2016 in order. Bein completes takeover of turkish super lig broadcaster Digiturk Turkish TV market training course



Dogus Group launched puhutv

In Turkey, there are a number of OTT services. Most of them are owned by Pay-TV operator while there are also a few independent OTT services. To name a few: Digiturk Play: Digiturk’s OTT service ( 60+ Live TV channels & hundreds of VOD titles ) Obviously Football League content is the main driver. Tivibu




Digitürk reinforces its leadership of Turkey’s pay TV market with Super Lig rights renewal

Past week the tender for the content rights of Turkish Football League has taken place in Istanbul, Turkey. As opposed to my personal belief that it will a tough competition, it took only 15 minutes to finalize 🙂 Digiturk, current holder of the rights renewed the ownership for another 5 years. Herebelow you can find



Turkcell Superonline celebretes 1 million Broadband & TV+ customers

Turkcell Superonline fiber internet service and Turkcell TV+ service have both surpassed 1 million subscriber threshold. The homepass for fiber broadband service is 2,6 million households now in 15 cities out of 81 cities in Turkey. In order to celebrate this milestone, during December 2016 Turkcell will be upgrading the broadband speed of all the




“Digital Platforms” course midterm exam in Kadir Has University, Istanbul

I’ve been teaching a course in Kadir Has University Istanbul/Turkey at Communications Faculty, New Media department. This semester is the 3rd time I’ve been teaching the course called as “Digital Platforms“.  Every semester, there is one midterm and one final exam. If you like you can see the exams of earlier years herebelow. Midterm 2013 Final 2013




Netflix Turkey Launch Aftermath

Netflix has launched its service in Turkey together with localized UI and dubbing/subtitle support in 21th of September.  Netflix CEO Reed Hastings was himself also present at the launch event. Webrazzi, a local techno portal has made an interview with him, you can watch it here. Together with this launch the importance of localisation has




[Exclusive] Turkcell TV+ has reached 1 million users!

Turkcell TV+ has reached 1 million users. This is the total of OTT and IPTV active users. Today, Turkcell TV+ IPTV service is available more than 323K households. Turkcell TV+ IPTV service is only available to fiber broadband users including the 4K Ultra HD service (TRT 4K and Funbox 4K Live TV Channels and lots




BREAKING: New tender for Turkish Football rights is on 25th of November

Link in Turkish Yesterday, the president of Turkish Football Federation(TFF) announced that the new tender for the content rights of Turkish Football League will be issued on 25 November 2016.   The RFQ specifications will be announced around the end of this month. As of today, 5 local and 1 European company has completed their application to




Turkcell TV+ acquired content rights of English Premier League for 3 years

At the beginning of September when the Premier League starts Turkish audiences had an puzzling situation since it was not clear enough which Pay-TV operator had the content rights. Digiturk which was the legacy owner of the rights did not have it for this season at that time. It was a local company called Saran Media who had



e-interview with my friend from IHS Markit

My friend Constantinos from IHS Markit made an e-interview with me. I’m now sharing the script of this interview with my readers herebelow: What is the current state of the OTT Market in Turkey? Is it a very niche market, with no real impact on the subscribers of the Pay TV players (like Digiturk, D-Smart,