Category: Tivibu

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



“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




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.




Turkcell TV+ continues its fast growth

A few weeks ago Turkcell announced the results for the year 2015. You can have a look to the presentation here. It is possible to get key figures about Turkcell’s popular TV service Turkcell TV at pages 11 and 12 of the presentation. Briefly, the service has reached to a total of 588K subs within almost 1,5




Tivibu figures as of end of 2015.

Turk Telekom had announced 2015 results on the investor relations section of the website. The presentation could be downloaded here. The most significant pages related to TV are  as follows. Here is my two cents about this slides. Pay-TV penetration in Turkey is around 27%. This is far behind the Europe’s penetration rate of 61%. I




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