Digiturk is the official broadcaster of Formula1 2015 season

Earlier on this blog, I wrote a blog post that was stating that Tivibu had acquired content rights of Formula 1 sports. Indeed, Tivibu had broadcasted the first 4 racing of the season. Nevertheless, just this week it has been announced that Digiturk but not Tivibu has become the official broadcaster of Formula 1 racing


Digiturk has been acquired by Qatari BeIN Media Group. (Is it really official now?)

As you would remember the acquisition of Digiturk by Qatari BeIN Media Group has been posted for the first time on this blog in December 2014. Later on, on February on another post, I’ve told that the process has been suspended. Past week, on BGN news it’s been stated that the acquisition process is eventually over.


Turkcell TV+ continues growing full speed

On my previous post, I’ve written that the number of Turkcell Superonline IPTV service customers has become 60K as the end of 2014. That number was around 15K at the of the previous quarter. Hence, net 45K customer acquisition in just one quarter was really a significant growth. Even better, past week we celebrated reaching


The global overview of Turkish Pay-TV Market as of Q4 2014

Turkish Regulatory Body in Telecommunications Industry (BTK) has just announced the market figures for Q4 of 2014. You can download the complete report here. Let me make a quick summary of the figures of TV space. Number of TTNet IPTV (Tivibu) service has become 289.496 as of Q4 2014. The same number was 286K one year ago


Al Jazeera sports arm in talks for Turkey’s Digiturk – sources

The news herebelow is published by Reuters. (Reuters) – An affiliate of Qatari-based television network Al Jazeera is in advanced negotiations to buy Turkish satellite network Digiturk, three sources familiar with the talks said on Tuesday, a deal that would further boost its soccer offering. BeIN Media Group, which runs the beIN sports network of channels


Tivibu continues to collect content rights of sports

Tivibu is continuing to collect content rights for sports content. Formula 1’de sezonun ilk yarışı, Avustralya Grand Prix’i Tivibu Spor’da. #formula1 — TivibuSpor (@tivibuspor) March 13,    Following the acquisition of Champion League, (see earlier post here) Tivibu also acquired content rights of Formula 1 racing. This has been public past week just before the


Ambitions of TT regarding the Turkish Football League

Turk Telekom made a press release at GSMA in Barcelona. In this announcement TT CEO is mainly talking about 4G strategy of TT. In this speech he also stressed a point which is really interesting regarding the scope of Basically, he told that; TT will reshape TV broadcast industry in Turkey. We simply target


“TRT 4K” Linear TV Channel is Live!

Starting 19th of Feb, TRT 4K (4Kp50) channel is live at Turksat satellite at frequency 12123, horizontal with symbol rate 15000. This is the output of a joint cooperation of TRT, Turksat and Vestel. This is a key technological advancement in Turkish broadcasting industry. The stream is HEVC encoded with AAC audio profile. You need


The process regarding the Regional and Local Terrestrial Digital TV Tender has been suspended

Herebelow you will see the announcement from RTUK(Regulatory body for TV and Radio broadcast) website. Here is the translation. The process regarding the Regional and Local Terrestrial Digital TV Tender has been suspended. The cancellation decisions made by the associated courts regarding the suit of broadcasters has been approved. Hence the ‘National Terrestrial Digital Television


First time in Turkey

Radical move: popular Turkish series “ulan istanbul” will discontinue on TV, but it will run as OTT subscription based on the internet. — Uygar (@boynudelik) February 9, 2015 ‘Ulan Istanbul’ is a populer comedy TV series which has been on air at Kanal D until recently. The episode that was on air yesterday was the final