Al Jazeera’s BeIN Sports is expected to acquire Turkish pay TV operator Digiturk for between US$1-US$1.2 billion (€925 million-€1.1 billion), according to local reports.
Local paper Star Gaztesi reported that finalization of the sale is imminent, pending approval by the Turkish Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF), the body that seized control of former Çukurova Holding’s 47% stake in the operator following a long-running dispute over taxes.
Digiturk’s other investor, Providence Equity Partners, has reportedly already agreed to the sale.
Digiturk has about 3.3 million subscribers and hjolds rights to first division Turkish football until the end of the 2016-17 season.
Do you wonder if the set-top box will still be the industry's workhorse despite the shift to app-based experiences… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
24 October 2021 @ 14:08:00 UTC
DTVE: the week in view – The future of American SVOD lies outside of the US digitaltveurope.com/comment/the-fu… https://t.co/KE5s8dwFUe
23 October 2021 @ 12:00:03 UTC