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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: Hatice Memigüven, Digiturk’s VP


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


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,


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


beIN Media Group’s purchase of Turkey’s Digiturk now official.

On this blog, I’ve made many blog posts regarding the acquistion of Digiturk by beIN Media Group: Link1  Link2 Link3 Link4 It’s been like a Heads or Tails game since the beginning of this year. Today, it seems it’s eventually official now. Since last night, tons of news have been around about the acquisition on the internet

Qatar’s beIN Said Near Deal for Turkey’s Top Pay-TV Operator

Reference: Qatar-owned broadcaster beIN Sports is in advanced talks to buy Turkey’s biggest pay-TV platform Digiturk, two people with knowledge of the matter said. A deal with beIN Sports, owned by beIN Media Group, may be signed within weeks, according to the people, who asked not to be named because the transaction is confidential. The


Vodafone introduces fixed broadband service Supernet

In Turkey, there are basically 3 big telecommunications company which are in market share order: Turkcell Turkey Turk Telekom Vodafone Turkcell strength is 35 million+ mobile subs and 1 million+ broadband subs. TT is the incumbent telco whose cash cow is 10 million+ PSTN subs coupled with 6 million+ broadband internet subs. Among the big 3,  Vodafone


VESTEL adopts Android TV for UHD TVs and set-top boxes

Reference Android TV by VESTEL ISTANBUL — Today VESTEL (VESTL:Istanbul), one of the leading enterprises in Consumer Electronics Technology and Innovation, announces the adoption of the Android TV™ platform for its UHD TVs and Set Top Boxes. The new powerful TV and Set Top Box platforms powered by Android TV combine user friendly TV Middleware


TV Sales Figures in Turkey

LG Electronics Turkey Consumer Electronics Direktor Ergün Altay has provided some insightful info about the TV sales in Turkey last year. It seems there has been sold a total of 3,4 million TV set last year in Turkey. The revenue has arrived to 5 billion Turkish Lira. ( ~2 billion USD) According to Altay, the market


Ultra-Broadband Summit Middle East & Africa 2015

I had a unique experience last week. I was basically one of the speakers at the event ‘Ultra-Broadband Summit Middle East & Africa 2015‘ that has been happened in Dubai. A few years back I had participated as a panelist to the event of TVConnect Istanbul. But this was much more significant case. I was