Category: OTT

The outlook for digital terrestrial television in Turkey

This post is a copy of my analyst friend Constantinos Papavassilopoulos from IHS Markit. The original copy of this article has been first publish on IHS website. The outlook for digital terrestrial television in Turkey Turkey broadcasts its TV signals via the four major platforms (cable, IPTV, satellite and terrestrial). The majority of these broadcasts are digital



Fi, PuhuTV, BluTV and Originals content

One of the most popular local TV series of this season on Turkish TV industry was ‘Fi‘. It was simply a drama but also unique due to a number of reasons. First of all, it was a series available ONLY online as a OTT content but not broadcasted in the classical sense.  Even though this is




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




In Turkey the average fixed broadband speed is 7,2 Mpbs

Based on the latest Akamai’s State of the internet  report ( go to the link for the report) covering Q1 of 2016, in Turkey, the average fixed (mobile is not included) connection speed is 7,2 Mbps. This implies to a 15% year-on-year increase and 12% of QoQ change with a global rank of 64. Personally, I




Turkcell TV+ vs. Turk Telekom’s Tivibu

Both Turkcell and Turk Telekom announced 2016 year end results. You can see their TV offers’ associated slides herebelow. Please click the image to see it in better resolution.



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




Fair Usage Policy will be discontinued starting 1th of May

In Turkey, the broadband fair usage policy was one of the most critical barriers that was kind of slowing down the penetration of OTT services. If one’s broadband consumption per month is above a certain limit (typically 50 GBytes) then the fair usage policy is becoming active and the bandwidth is limited by 3 Mbps no




2016 on turkishtvmarket.info

This marks the end of the 3rd year of my dear blog turkishtvmarket.info 🙂 As a kind of tradition, I list down the most popular posts of the year. Herebelow you’ll see the most read top 10 posts of 2016 in order. Bein completes takeover of turkish super lig broadcaster Digiturk Turkish TV market training course



Dogus Group launched puhutv

In Turkey, there are a number of OTT services. Most of them are owned by Pay-TV operator while there are also a few independent OTT services. To name a few: Digiturk Play: Digiturk’s OTT service ( 60+ Live TV channels & hundreds of VOD titles ) Obviously Football League content is the main driver. Tivibu




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