Tag: Dıgıturk Play

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




Netflix Turkey Launch Aftermath

Netflix has launched its service in Turkey together with localized UI and dubbing/subtitle support in 21th of September.  Netflix CEO Reed Hastings was himself also present at the launch event. Webrazzi, a local techno portal has made an interview with him, you can watch it here. Together with this launch the importance of localisation has




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




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




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




Vodafone Televizyonlu SuperNet

Quite some time ago, I’ve written a post about the Vodafone’s new Internet service Vodafone SuperNet. Lately, Vodafone Turkey announced a new 3-play service that is basically called Vodafone Televizyonlu SuperNet (Vodafone’s Supernet together with TV). As a matter of fact, the TV service is actually provided by another company called Filbox. (please revisit my earlier




Samsung UHD Gate powered by Digiturk Play

Digiturk and Samsung announced a partnership yesterday. Based on this, for the first time in Turkey, Digiturk’s 4K content will be delivered to Samsung 4K TV sets by the OTT application Digiturk Play via a Smart TV App named as Samsung 4K UHD Gate. There is also a dedicated website for this: www.samsung.com/tr/uhdgate Hatice Memigüven, Digiturk’s VP




Digiturk is the official broadcaster of Formula1 2015 season

Earlier on this blog, I wrote a blog post that was stating that Tivibu had acquired content rights of Formula 1 sports. Indeed, Tivibu had broadcasted the first 4 racing of the season. Nevertheless, just this week it has been announced that Digiturk but not Tivibu has become the official broadcaster of Formula 1 racing




Ambitions of TT regarding the Turkish Football League

Turk Telekom made a press release at GSMA in Barcelona. In this announcement TT CEO is mainly talking about 4G strategy of TT. In this speech he also stressed a point which is really interesting regarding the scope of turkishtvmarket.info. Basically, he told that; TT will reshape TV broadcast industry in Turkey. We simply target