Turkey’s TRT Today launches Arabic service in HD with Globecast

Turkish news channel TRT Today has launched a new HD variant of its Arabic language channel, TRT Arabi in HD, and has tapped media services outfit Globecast to provide the uplink for the service. TRT Arabi can to be viewed in HD across Europe and the MENA region via three satellites: Eutelsat’s Hotbird, Arabsat’s Badr 4 and Eutelsat 7 West […]

New director-general for Turkey’s TRT

Ibrahim Eren has been named as the new director-general of national broadcaster the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT). Eren joined TRT as depute director in 2013, and was responsible for the launch of international news channel TRT World the following year. He previously worked a as a representative for Turkuvaz Media Group’s ATV in […]

TRT World launches on Sky

Turkey’s English-language news channel TRT World has extended its reach in the UK and Ireland through a deal with Sky that saw both standard and high-definition versions of the channel launch on the Sky platform last week. The move means that TRT World will be available to all 11.5 million Sky homes. “Since its launch, […]

M2M TV launches bouquet of Turkish channels for expats

Netherlands-based mobile-focused TV platform Mobile2Morrow has added a bouquet of Turkish pay TV channels to its line-up. The 26 Turkish channels available on the M2M TV platform include news, sports, documentaries, music, films and series-oriented channels. The line-up includes TRT Cocuk, TV8 Int, TRT 1 Avrupa, ATV Avrupa, TGRT, Sky360 and A Spor. The bouquet […]

Netflix goes fully local in Turkey

Netflix has unveiled a “more localised” version of its service in Turkey, with domestic content and its first deal with a telecoms partner in the country in place. Netflix said its new “truly Turkish service” uses local language in its user interface, Turkish currency for payments and adds dozens of Turkish TV shows and movies […]

TRT offers HbbTV VoD in Dolby Digital Plus

Turkish Radio and Television has become the first national broadcaster in Turkey to broadcast its HbbTV VoD services in Dolby Digital Plus. The first content to be streamed will be the historical documentary East to West: The River Flowing Westward from LionTV UK and TRT. TRT’s HbbTV VoD services, also known as TRT ARTI, are […]

Maltese and Turkish pubcasters in production pact

The public broadcasters of Malta and Turkey have signed a cooperation agreement covering the broadcast of English-language programming and cooperation in the production and broadcasting of cultural programmes. Malta’s PBS and Turkey’s TRT have signed a deal that will provide for radio and TV programmes in English to be mutually transmitted. The two organisations will […]

TRT chooses SES for Africa

Turkish public broadcaster Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu (TRT) has chosen satellite operator SES to provide the platform to enable it to reach audiences in sub-Saharan Africa. TRT will use capacity on SES-5 located at 5° East to broadcast its free-to-air digital channel TRT Turk and its radio channel Turkiyenin Sesi Radyosu to the region […]