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 […]

Digitürk upgrades with Grass Valley

Turkish satellite pay TV provider Digitürk is to expand its broadcast facility with the addition of new equipment from Grass Valley. Digitürk is deploying a Trinix NXT 192×192 Digital Video Routing Switcher, a new Apex Plus 384×384 Digital Audio Routing Switcher, a Maestro master control system, and a Jupiter Routing Switcher Control, to deliver programming […]

Digitürk strikes deal with GameMax

Turkish pay TV operator Digitürk has struck a deal with games provider GameMax to bring online games to its platform.  GameMax games are now free of charge on the Digitürk platform. GameMax’s offering includes a range of titles from publishers DAO Games and Perfect World.

MTG to launch pay TV channels in Turkey

Modern Times Group (MTG) is launching a raft of its pay TV channels in Turkey for the first time. From January 1 MTG’s factual channels Viasat History HD, Viasat Nature HD and Viasat Explorer will be available on Türksat’s Teledünya cable platform. The move follows a multi-year deal between MTG and the Turkish pay TV […]

Digiturk launches sci-fi channel Dizimax

Turkish pay TV operator Digiturk has launched a new sci-fi channel, Dizimax Sci-Fi HD. The channel offers a raft of sci-fi series dubbed into Turkish or with Turkish/English subtitles and Digtiturk is offering customers the premium service free for a month. It has acquired a slew of new and classic sci fi series for the […]

Digiturk signs technology agreements with Motive Television

Turkish satellite pay TV provider Digiturk has signed two new one-year contracts with UK-based TV technology services firm Motive Television Services.  The first allows Digiturk to use Motive’s head-end and software development kit (SDK). The second is a service level agreement covering support and maintenance services that Motive Services will provide to Digiturk. The agreements are […]

BBC Knowledge and HD launch on Digiturk

BBC Worldwide has signed a deal with Digiturk that will see its BBC Knowledge and BBC HD channels launch on the Turkish satellite platform for the first time. The expanded deal came as the BBC’s commercial arm renewed its carriage deal for BBC Entertainment and BBC World News, which are already available on Digiturk. The […]

New potential bidders line up for Digitürk

Türk Telekom, Dogan Holding and Dogus Group have emerged as potential buyers for troubled pay TV operator Digitürk, with a deal likely to be valued at up to US$1 billion, (€770 million) according to Reuters. The news agency cited banking sources as saying that News Corp and Liberty Global may also be interested in acquiring […]

Digitürk on the block as Turkish state fund seizes Çukurova assets

Turkey’s Digitürk may be sold off in whole or in part following  a Turkish state fund’s seizure of 12 companies owned by the pay TV operator’s majority owner, Çukurova Group, according to local reports. Sakir Ercan Gül, chairman of the Turkish Saving Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF), told Bloomberg at the weekend that the TMSF would […]