Tag: pay-TV

Fi, PuhuTV, BluTV and Originals content

One of the most popular local TV series of this season on Turkish TV industry was ‘Fi‘. It was simply a drama but also unique due to a number of reasons. First of all, it was a series available ONLY online as a OTT content but not broadcasted in the classical sense.  Even though this is




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




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




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




“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




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