Netflix applies for Turkish licence under strict new regulatory regime

Netflix is among media groups applying for a licence to continue to operate in Turkey under new media regulations, according to Ebubekir Sahin, the head of media regulator RTÜK. Sahin tweeted that the authority had received applications from over 600 organisations including Netflix, Blu TV, Puhu TV, Turkcell, Vodafone, Digitürk and Tivibù after rumours spread […]

Turkey to introduce new regulations for OTT services

Turkey is set to introduce new laws that could lead to more regulation for OTT platforms. The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) and Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) are set to introduce new laws which will force all broadcasters and online content providers to obtain a licence from RTÜK. While the rules are […]

Turkish regulator shutting down TV channels in wake of failed coup

The Turkish broadcasting regulator, the RTÜK, has withdrawn the licences of a large number of TV channels and radio stations in the wake of last week’s failed coup d’état to topple the government of president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The RTÜK cancelled the licences of channels it said were found to be associated with the coup attempt […]