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Turkcell TV+ continues its fast growth

A few weeks ago Turkcell announced the results for the year 2015. You can have a look to the presentation here. It is possible to get key figures about Turkcell’s popular TV service Turkcell TV at pages 11 and 12 of the presentation. Briefly, the service has reached to a total of 588K subs within almost 1,5




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Tivibu figures as of end of 2015.

Turk Telekom had announced 2015 results on the investor relations section of the website. The presentation could be downloaded here. The most significant pages related to TV are  as follows. Here is my two cents about this slides. Pay-TV penetration in Turkey is around 27%. This is far behind the Europe’s penetration rate of 61%. I




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D-Smart OTT service D-Smart Blu rebranded as BluTV

D-Smart’s Blu service is rebranded as BluTV powered by a new logo and new website design. Now, the service costs 6.9 TRY / month. There are a total of 30 Live TV channels around half of which are basically premium channels such as NBA TV, Nat Geo, Eurosport, BBC. In addition to Live TV channels, there




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2015 on turkishtvmarket.info

It’s been almost 2 year since turkishtvmarket.info has been launched. A variety of people from all over the world subscribed to my newsletter.  It’s really great to have such an interest on this particular area. Herebelow you will find the most popular posts of 2015 in chronological order. This is a kind of rituel of me. This post




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Last status of Digiturk’s acquisition process

On this blog I’ve written 5 different posts about the acquisition of Digiturk. You can see them in chronological order herebelow starting from 18th of Dec 2014; Link1 Link2 Link3 Link4 Link5 As you will see it’s really a long strong and also a never-ending one. A few weeks back the president of TMSF (Savings



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Vodafone Televizyonlu SuperNet

Quite some time ago, I’ve written a post about the Vodafone’s new Internet service Vodafone SuperNet. Lately, Vodafone Turkey announced a new 3-play service that is basically called Vodafone Televizyonlu SuperNet (Vodafone’s Supernet together with TV). As a matter of fact, the TV service is actually provided by another company called Filbox. (please revisit my earlier




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Samsung UHD Gate powered by Digiturk Play

Digiturk and Samsung announced a partnership yesterday. Based on this, for the first time in Turkey, Digiturk’s 4K content will be delivered to Samsung 4K TV sets by the OTT application Digiturk Play via a Smart TV App named as Samsung 4K UHD Gate. There is also a dedicated website for this: www.samsung.com/tr/uhdgate Hatice Memigüven, Digiturk’s VP




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First 4K Live broadcast in Turkey

It’s been announced at twitter by Hikmet Kocaman who is working in TRT (National TV Broadcaster) that the UEFA League game between Fenerbahce and Ajax will be broadcasted live in 4K resolution at TRT 4K channel. This will be the first live 4K broadcast in Turkey. TRT 4K channel is available in test phase in Turksat




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IHS Analysis : “BeIn Media completes the acquisition of Turkish pay TV operator Digiturk”

Herebelow you will see a very good read by my dear friend Constantinos from IHS Technology on the acquisition of Digiturk by BeIN Media. Reference link Digiturk, the Turkish satellite pay TV operator, has been acquired by BeIn Media Group. An official statement, earlier this week, by the CEO of the Qatar-based group, Sheikh Nasser Al-Khelaifi,




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A snapshot from the 2015 Q2 Investor Presentation of TT Group

Turk Telekom Group has just announced results of Q2 of 2015. The page below is just a snaphot from the 2105 Q2 Investor Presentation. Clearly, acquisition of UEFA Champions & Europa Leagues content rights is worth to mention. Please see the following 2 of my earlier posts about this topic. Turk Telekom Group acquired content