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Turkish Pay-TV Market 2014 Report is ready!

Turkey 2014 Pay-TV Market Report is ready now. This is by far the most comprehensive and in-depth report on Turkish Pay-TV market. If you would like to get an electronic copy of this unique report please drop an email to info@turkishtvmarket.info for further discussion! You can see `table of contents` and `executive summary` sections of the report




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HBO is planning to launch in Turkey

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has reported that HBO is considering an expansion of its the over-the-top (OTT) strategy that it kicked off in the Nordics in 2012. Japan, Turkey and other markets that have good broadband levels and few HBO-pay-TV partnerships are on the table. There is reportedly no timeline for how soon the expansion would roll out,




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Tivibu changed TV service naming for simplicity

TTNet’s TV service Tivibu had 4 different sub-categories each with a different naming until recently. Tivibu Ev (IPTV Service) Tivibu Web (WebTV Service) Tivibu Cep (Mobile Service) Tivibu Smart TV (OTT Service) Lately, TTNet has changed this terminology to make things simpler and easy to understand. It seems the main idea was to build the




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AirTies and Octoshape selected to deliver OTT offer to global Digiturk customers

AirTies and Octoshape announced their partnership to deliver Digiturk’s content to its international customers. AirTies Wireless Networks is a leading supplier of advanced techno to the broadcast and broadband industry. Actually, in Turkey AirTies is best known with its routers. Millions of AirTies branded routers are deployed in TTNet customers all araound Turkey. On the other




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Did you know that you have to make a network search on 15th of July?

New Turksat satellite Turksat 4A has been launched on 14 Feb 2014 and has been under test since then. (Please have a look to my earlier post here) Turksat 4A is currently operating at 42° East together with Turksat 2A and 3A. Now, the test period is over and all the current TV&Radio frequencies will be moved to new




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TVYO iPhone application is Chromecast ready!

TVYO is one of the most popular OTT services in Turkey. It’s backed up by Dogus Media Group with a strong differentiation: it’s free of charge. TVYO offers catch-up services of popular series and TV shows as well as selected Live TV channels, sports and music content. It’s revenue model is solely based on advertisement. TVYO can be




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Alternative ISP Millenicom launched new TV service: DopingBox

Millenicom is one of the alternative internet service providers in Turkey. It provides broadband and voice services with brand name Doping to both residential and corporate customers. It has more than 120K subs. You can get further info about Millenicom  here. Last week Millenicom organized a press conference and launched its brand-new TV service DopingBox. DopingBox




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Yet another TV check-in application: dediki

Dogus Media Group has launched a new TV check-in application called dediki. As a matter of fact, it’s simply the local version of tvtag. (formerly getglue) Tivilog was the first second screen application who entered this area a few years back.  Similar to the rest of the world, this type of applications failed to boom




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Turkcell Superonline has exceeded 1 million subscriber base

Last week, Turkcell Superonline has announced that the number of its subscibers has reached 1 million.   Turkcell Superonline is young and dynamic player in the telecommunication market that has been known as late returns to investment. We are delivering internet service at 1000 Mbps broadband speed to 1.8 million households in 14 cities thanks to




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TTNet sets minumum ADSL bandwidth to 16Mbps

TTNet has increased the minumum ADSL bandwidth from (up to) 8 Mbps to (up to)16 Mbps at an extra expense of 2 TL. The figure is expressed as “up to”.  In practice, this means the internet speed may reach 8 Mbps but not guaranteed. In the press conference, TTNet CEO has declared that fixed internet data consumption has become 38,3