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Türk Telekom group has announced that it has acquired content rights of UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europe League football games starting from 2015-2016 season till the end of 2017-2018 season. The games will be available on TTNet’s digital platform Tivibu on 4-screens with advanced features such as catch-up TV, pause-live TV and Timeshift TV functionality.

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Based on the additional agreement signed with UEFA, only one game on Tuesdays and Thursdays will be broadcasted on Turkish National TV Channel TRT.

Until now, second largest DTH operator D-Smart had the content rights of UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europe League.

I see this a major win for TT group. This will be the most valuable sports content Tivibu could offer until recently. This win is also a clear sign of the fact that TT group will continue to invest for premium content. At the new structure, pay-TV platforms and their corresponding premium sports content is as follows:

  • Digiturk: Turkish Premier Football League, English Premier Football League, Turkish Airlines Basketball Euroleague, Turkey Beko Basketboll League, Russian League, Brazilian League, Wimbledon and ATP1000 Masters Tennis
  • D-Smart: Spanish Premier Football League (La Liga), NBA TV, Formula 1, Motor GP
  • Tivibu: UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europe League, France Ligue, Italy Seria A
  • Teledunya (Kablo TV): No exclusive content
  • Turkcell TV+: No exclusive content

Based on the latest figures of BTK (Information Technologies and Telecommunications Institution) as of Q2 of 2014, Tivibu IPTV service has 300K subscribers.

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