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My two cents about Turkish TV Market

You may already know my dear friend Özgur Coşar. He is the owner of the website http://tvtechtr.blogspot.com.tr where he writes on a variety of topics on Turkish TV&Radio market. I strongly recommend you to have an eye on his website. Past week he’d asked me to make an e-interview and came up with a number of questions.



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Turkcell TV+ users will watch Euro 2016 in 4K Ultra HD resolution

Turkcell just made the commercial launch of its 4K Ultra HD service just before the kickoff game of Euro 2106. TRT 4K will broadcast 8 games (including the first game) in 4K format. TRT 4K is available at 100th channel in Turkcell TV+ channel lineup. Turkcell already made a press release about this at this link. Herebelow



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beIN complete takeover of Turkish Super Lig broadcaster Digiturk

Herebelow you will see the post on http://www.turkish-football.com/ on latest news about the sales of Digiturk to beIN Media Group. ——————————————————————————————————————— Qatari media group beIN have completed the takeover of Turkish Super Lig broadcaster Digiturk on Thursday, after a 3-year audit by the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund of Turkey (TMSF) The chief executive officer of Digitürk, Ümit Önal,



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Last status and updates about Digiturk’s sales

As you probably know the acquisition of Turkey’s biggest pay-TV operator Digiturk with more than 3 mio subs by beIN Media Group was kind of never ending story. Two weeks ago the new CEO of Digiturk has provided an update about the last status of acquisition and also some additional relevant info. The link is here in




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A total of 8 Euro 2016 games will be broadcasted in 4K Ultra HD Resolution on TRT 4K

2016 UEFA European Championshipis is coming in just 2 weeks. Nowaydays 4K Ultra HD broadcasting of the games is one of the hot discussions in the industry. TRT 4K which is the national broadcaster TRT’s channel in 4K resolution is actually Live since February 2015. (I had an article about it here.) TRT 4K declared that




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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