“TRT 4K” Linear TV Channel is Live!

Starting 19th of Feb, TRT 4K (4Kp50) channel is live at Turksat satellite at frequency 12123, horizontal with symbol rate 15000. This is the output of a joint cooperation of TRT, Turksat and Vestel. This is a key technological advancement in Turkish broadcasting industry. The stream is HEVC encoded with AAC audio profile. You need


The process regarding the Regional and Local Terrestrial Digital TV Tender has been suspended

Herebelow you will see the announcement from RTUK(Regulatory body for TV and Radio broadcast) website. Here is the translation. The process regarding the Regional and Local Terrestrial Digital TV Tender has been suspended. The cancellation decisions made by the associated courts regarding the suit of broadcasters has been approved. Hence the ‘National Terrestrial Digital Television


First time in Turkey

Radical move: popular Turkish series “ulan istanbul” will discontinue on TV, but it will run as OTT subscription based on the internet. — Uygar (@boynudelik) February 9, 2015 ‘Ulan Istanbul’ is a populer comedy TV series which has been on air at Kanal D until recently. The episode that was on air yesterday was the final

Turkce twitter account

I’ve just launched a twitter account for (@turkishtvmarket) Digiturk’s acquisition process has been suspended.: According to a new post on, the acqu… — (@turkishtvmarket) February 8, 2015 This account is getting fed automatically when a new post has been published on I strongly recommend you to follow this acccount in

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Digiturk’s acquisition process has been suspended.

According to a new post on, the acquisition process of Digiturk which has been also posted on this blog earlier has been suspended. To recap, on December 2014, it has been widely rumoured Qatar Seyh Nasser Al-Khelaifi has acquired Digiturk for 820 mio USD. The discussions between Providence Equity -the American private equity firm- who was planning to

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Turkish TV Market Training Course (In a Nutshell)

Turkish TV Market Training Course (In a Nutshell) Course Method :  The course consists of a 2 days of face to face (also potentially online) teaching designed as 4 different modules. Each module focuses on a different aspect of Turkish TV Market. Course Description: This  training course is mainly focused on Turkish TV Market.  The

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New D-Smart Blu package structure, flat-fee

Until recently, D-Smart’s OTT service ‘D-Smart Blu’ was offered in a variety of packages with different content offering and pricing. Existing D-Smart customers had advantageous prices while non-D-Smart user had relatively expensive price offers. D-Smart had completely changed the package structure a few weeks back. Now, there is only one single package and it just

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Turk Telekom Group had repositioned Tivibu service

Turk Telekom had organised an event last week regarding mainly about TV service Tivibu. You can find the associated press release here. (in Turkish) You can find my comments about the new announcement. Türk Telekom Group CEO Rami Aslan: “From now on TV broadcasting will be one the major activities of TT with all aspects.” This is the


Broadcasting Rights of Turkish Basketball League

Turkey Basketball League games will be broadcasted by Digiturk and free-to-air sports channel NTV Spor for 3 years starting from 2015-2016 season. To recap: The split of sports content digital rights in Turkey is as follows: Digiturk: Turkish Premier Football League, English Premier Football League, Turkish Airlines Basketball Euroleague, Turkey Beko Basketbol League, Russian League, Brazilian


Average broadband connection speed in Turkey

Akamai has just released Q3 2014 ‘state of internet’ report. (Link) According to the study, the average connection speed by EMEA country is as shown in the table below.   In Turkey, the average bitrate is 5,5 Mbps with a 35% YoY change. Actually, this is the best figure so far and it will be