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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




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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