Tag: Akamai

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




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




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




Broadcasting Rights of Turkish Basketball League

Turkey Basketball League games will be broadcasted by Digiturk and free-to-air sports channel NTV Spor for 3 years starting from 2015-2016 season. To recap: The split of sports content digital rights in Turkey is as follows: Digiturk: Turkish Premier Football League, English Premier Football League, Turkish Airlines Basketball Euroleague, Turkey Beko Basketbol League, Russian League, Brazilian




TTNet sets minumum ADSL bandwidth to 16Mbps

TTNet has increased the minumum ADSL bandwidth from (up to) 8 Mbps to (up to)16 Mbps at an extra expense of 2 TL. The figure is expressed as “up to”.  In practice, this means the internet speed may reach 8 Mbps but not guaranteed. In the press conference, TTNet CEO has declared that fixed internet data consumption has become 38,3




Turkweb.tv selects Erstream and Octoshape to deliver OTT TV Services

Turkweb.tv is one of the major OTT TV providers in Turkey that has the digital rights of populer series (i.e. Muhtesem Yuzyil, Leyla ile Mecnun), classical Turkish movies and series. Turkish audiences visit turkweb.tv to watch beloved series anytime, anywhere with high video quality. It’s revenue model is basically based on ads. Last week, it’s




Broadband Internet Penetration in Turkey

According to the latest figures by BTK (Regulatory body in Turkey for Telecommunications Industry) the broadband internet techno share is as follows:   There are more than 8 million households with fixed internet connection including XDSL, Fibre and cable internet. On the other hand, based on the Akamai ‘State of the Internet’ report the average