Category: Dıgıturk

Netflix cuts into Turkey with original

Reference: Digital TV Europe: Streaming giant Netflix is getting into the original programming game in Turkey. The Los Gatos-based SVOD service has been ramping up its activity in local markets across Europe, and has now ordered a ten-part, “hero-driven action story” based on Ottoman and Turkish legend and history. Netflix’s drama comes from Istanbul-based O3




Tivibu continues its growth trend.

Turk Telekom Group announced 2016 year end financial results. You can see them at this link. Regarding the interest of this blog, let’s have a look to the Tivibu figures. According to the regulatory body’s official figures, as of Q3 of 2016, Tivibu has a total of 589K subscribers. (428K IPTV customers and 161K DTH




Turkcell Superonline celebretes 1 million Broadband & TV+ customers

Turkcell Superonline fiber internet service and Turkcell TV+ service have both surpassed 1 million subscriber threshold. The homepass for fiber broadband service is 2,6 million households now in 15 cities out of 81 cities in Turkey. In order to celebrate this milestone, during December 2016 Turkcell will be upgrading the broadband speed of all the




“Digital Platforms” course midterm exam in Kadir Has University, Istanbul

I’ve been teaching a course in Kadir Has University Istanbul/Turkey at Communications Faculty, New Media department. This semester is the 3rd time I’ve been teaching the course called as “Digital Platforms“.  Every semester, there is one midterm and one final exam. If you like you can see the exams of earlier years herebelow. Midterm 2013 Final 2013




BREAKING: New tender for Turkish Football rights is on 25th of November

Link in Turkish Yesterday, the president of Turkish Football Federation(TFF) announced that the new tender for the content rights of Turkish Football League will be issued on 25 November 2016.   The RFQ specifications will be announced around the end of this month. As of today, 5 local and 1 European company has completed their application to




Turkcell TV+ acquired content rights of English Premier League for 3 years

At the beginning of September when the Premier League starts Turkish audiences had an puzzling situation since it was not clear enough which Pay-TV operator had the content rights. Digiturk which was the legacy owner of the rights did not have it for this season at that time. It was a local company called Saran Media who had



e-interview with my friend from IHS Markit

My friend Constantinos from IHS Markit made an e-interview with me. I’m now sharing the script of this interview with my readers herebelow: What is the current state of the OTT Market in Turkey? Is it a very niche market, with no real impact on the subscribers of the Pay TV players (like Digiturk, D-Smart,



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.




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,




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