Digiturk and Eutelsat partner on 4K channel

Turkish pay TV provider Digiturk has launched a 4K demonstration channel in partnership with satellite operator Eutelsat Communications.  Digiturk said that the channel helps “lay the foundations for the next step change in television broadcasting” and marks the first time the super-HD format has been shown in Turkey. Digiturk first started testing the channel with […]

History HD heads to Turkey

A+E Networks has launched History HD in Turkey on Digiturk’s pay TV platform. The localised network, which airs series including Pawn Stars, American Pickers, America: The Story of the US, Ancient Aliens, The Universe and Modern Marvels, will broadcast all content in HD. Under the agreement, Digiturk will also acquire several hours of History programming […]

New European 3D launch for Discovery

Discovery has inked its second major 3D programming deal in Europe, our sister publication TBI has revealed. The company’s Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) division has cut a deal with Digiturk, which will take a raft of Discovery’s 3D content. The Turkish digital pay TV platform’s linear 3D channel rolls out […]

Viacom airs six-year deal for six channels in Turkey

MTV will relaunch on the Digiturk pay TV service in Turkey in a six-year carriage deal that covers six Viacom channels in all. Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) extricated itself from a joint venture with Multichannel Developers that ended in dispute and with MTV being pulled from the Digiturk platform. The new agreement clears the […]

Digiturk launches international OTT service

Turkish pay TV provider Digiturk is making its DigiturkWebTV service available internationally via over-the-top TV set-tops supplied by Istanbul-based technology provider AirTies. Digiturk is making DigiturkWebTV’s premium content and LigTv HD available to subscribers abroad in real time, video-on-demand, and catch-up playback up to 12 hours after initial screening, enabling international subscribers to view Turkish […]

Digiturk to deliver VOD services with Motive technology

Turkish pay TV operator Digiturk is using hybrid technology provider Motive’s Television Anytime on-demand TV software. Set-tops supplied by Sagemcom, which signed a deal with Motive to include its technology in its boxes last year, will deliver services that could include auto-recording, push-VOD over satellite and IP, and pull VOD. Field trials with first batch […]

Farncombe designs UI for Digiturk’s new hybrid service

European TV services consultancy Farncombe Consulting has announced that its design division WeAreAka has developed the user interface for the forthcoming hybrid digital TV platform provided by Turkish platform operator Digiturk. WeAreAka designed the user interface and played a key role in engineering the overall user experience for Digiturk’s hybrid satellite/IPTV platform. Farncombe said the […]