Tag: OTT

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




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




[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




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+ users will watch Euro 2016 in 4K Ultra HD resolution

Turkcell just made the commercial launch of its 4K Ultra HD service just before the kickoff game of Euro 2106. TRT 4K will broadcast 8 games (including the first game) in 4K format. TRT 4K is available at 100th channel in Turkcell TV+ channel lineup. Turkcell already made a press release about this at this link. Herebelow




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




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




A snapshot from the 2015 Q2 Investor Presentation of TT Group

Turk Telekom Group has just announced results of Q2 of 2015. The page below is just a snaphot from the 2105 Q2 Investor Presentation. Clearly, acquisition of UEFA Champions & Europa Leagues content rights is worth to mention. Please see the following 2 of my earlier posts about this topic. Turk Telekom Group acquired content