Digiturk


Digitürk secures Champions League and Europa League rights for Turkey

BeIN Sports-owned Turkish pay TV leader Digitürk has secured the exclusive rights to broadcast UEFA Champions League and Europa League football in Turkey for the next three years, beginning with the 2018-19 season. The Champions League deal adds to Digitürk’s existing line-up of premium sports rights, which includes the exclusive rights in Turkey to the […]

BBC Earth launches across MENA, CBeebies debuts in Turkey

Factual channel BBC Earth is due to launch across the Middle East and North Africa region through the beIN direct-to-home satellite service on April 5. The BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, announced the deal and said that BBC Earth will extend its distribution in Turkey by launching via operator Digiturk on the same day. At […]

Digitürk secures top-tier football rights

BeIN Media Group-owned Turkish pay TV platform Digitürk has secured the rights to Turkish Süper Lig football for the next five seasons with an offer worth close to US$500 million a year. The deal secures for Digitürk a key set of rights that it has held for the past 16 years. The platform will be […]

New Digitürk CEO named

Yousef Al-Obaidly has been named as the new CEO of Digitürk following the Turkish pay TV operator’s acquisition by BeIN Media Group. Al-Obaidly, who played a key role in the launch of BeIN Media and spearheaded the group’s entry into the French market, has been named to head up the Turkish outfit by BeIN Media […]

beIN completes Digiturk acquisition

beIN Media Group has completed its acquisition of Turkish pay TV operator Digiturk from its holding company DP Acquisitions. Announcing the move, beIN Media Group chairman and CEO, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, said that the acquisition represents the “largest deal in the history of our group and a major milestone in our global expansion”. The completion means […]

TMSF completes sale of Digitürk to BeIN Media Group

Turkey’s Saving Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) has completed the sale of pay TV operation Digitürk to Qatar’s BeIN Media Group. Digitürk was 53.3% owned by Çukurova Holdinga snd 46.7% owned by private equity group Providence Equity. Digitürk has an estimated 3.5 million subscribers. The sale price has not been disclosed by is reported to be […]

Al Jazeera’s BeIN Sports acquires Digitürk

Al Jazeera has acquired Turkish pay TV operator Digitürk via its BeIN Sports arm. Financial details of the acquisition were not released. Reports in April suggested that BeIN Sports was expected to pay between US$1 billion and US$1.2 billion for the operator. Digitürk, which holds top-tier Turkish football rights until the end of the 2016-17 […]

Al Jazeera’s BeIN Sports set to take over Digiturk

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 […]

BeIN Media reportedly close to buying Digitürk

Al Jazeera-owned BeIN Media Group, which operates the sports networks of the same name, is in advanced talks to buy Turkish pay TV operator Digitürk, according to Reuters, citing three sources familiar with the talks. Reuters reported that the talks are at an advanced state but have not yet been finalized, with the possibility that […]

Digiturk chooses AirTies and Octoshape for new OTT service

Digiturk, Turkey’s leading satellite pay TV provider, has selected AirTies and Octoshape to deliver premium programming over-the-top OTT to its International customers. With the roll out of the new service, Turkish expats and locals are now able to watch 80 channels in addition to having access to 11 radio channels.  Several channels are available in […]

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