Tag: Market

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




A few questions about TV industry in Turkey

Helen Jameson who is a  freelance journalist and writer (www.spacescript.co.uk) asked me some questions about the TV industry in Turkey for an article for the Global SatShow event. Herebelow you can see her questions and my answers. – What are the main trends that are evident in the Turkish broadcast market at the moment? Are




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




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




[Exclusive] Turkcell TV+ has reached 1 million users!

Turkcell TV+ has reached 1 million users. This is the total of OTT and IPTV active users. Today, Turkcell TV+ IPTV service is available more than 323K households. Turkcell TV+ IPTV service is only available to fiber broadband users including the 4K Ultra HD service (TRT 4K and Funbox 4K Live TV Channels and lots




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




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




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