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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 Read more…

By Boynudelik, ago
D-Smart

Turkey loves Internet.

Turkey, with the latest figures, has more than 22 million broadband subscribers. Total broadband subscribers increased from 5 million to 22 million in last 5 years. This increase trend shows that Turkey has adapted internet to daily life quickly. There is a high rise in terms of broadband subscribers after the introduction of 3G technology in 2009 in Turkey.   The real question for OTT business is, within 22 million subs, what is the real customer base for online video services? turkey-ott-market-online-video-01   Table 1 : 2014 Broadband subscribers in Turkey The table above shows us that there is a steady increase in subscriber base in Turkey. The increase rate is also very high, which shows us that there is premature market conditions in Turkey. In theory, more than 60% increase for year 2011 and passing the 22M subscribers cap in 2013 shows the signs of a highly profitable market with a big potential. (more…)

By Boynudelik, ago
OTT

Major OTT players in Turkey

OTT TV

Tivibu Web

TTNet’s TV service Tivibu has been launched on 24th February 2010.  Today, the number of subscribers of the service has exceeded 1 million. In 2011, Tivibu has been awarded by IP&TV World Forum for Best IPTV, Hybrid or Connected TV Service Growth Achievement. Actually, the name of the service has changed to Tivibu Web later on following the announcement of Tivibu Cep (Tivibu Mobile) and Tivibu Ev (IPTV) services.  In other words, multi-screen service Tivibu is available on 4 screens i.e. PC, smartphone, tablet and TV. There are a total of 113 live channels and over 4000 VOD content available on the platform. Tivibu has been the main driving force behind training of the Turkish audiences on consuming VOD content and using time-shift feature (i.e. Pause TV). Catch-up TV service is quite popular since Turkish audiences love watching various local series broadcasted during the season. Tivibu Web platform is based on Windows Silverlight technology. The subscribers can either watch it via web site or by downloading the client to their Windows platform. Unfortunately, it is not available on Mac platforms. Thanks to the Smooth Streaming technology, the quality of the media is decided according to the bandwidth of user to ensure the best possible viewing experience. Existing bitrates are 300 Kbps, 600 Kbps and 1000 Kbps. The main weakness of the proposition is the lack of sports content. The service is only available within Turkey. (more…)

By Boynudelik, ago