Turkey


MENA set for big SVOD growth

The Middle East and North Africa region – including Turkey – will have 20.8 million subscription video-on-demand subscribers by 2023,up from 5.22 million at the end of last year, according to Digital TV Research. According to the research outfit’s Middle East and North Africa OTT TV & Video Forecasts report, Turkey will remain the market […]

Türksat taps Teleste for headend

Turkish pay TV operator Türksat has tapped Finnish broadband technology specialist Teleste to provide its Luminato digital headend in partnership with the Finnish company’s local reseller. Telest will provide Türskast with a platform for the delivery of services over cable, OTT TV and IPTV with live content processing. According to Teleste, one single RU Luminato […]

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 […]

Doğan in talks to sell media assets to group close to Turkish president

Turkey’s Doğan Holding, which owns free-to-air channel Kanal D and pay TV platform D-Smart as well as the Hurriyet Gazeteclik newspaper group, is in talks to sell its media arm to Demiroren Holding, a group close to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a deal that reportedly values the assets at US$890 million. Demiroren, which is […]

Turkey’s Natural TV extends reach to West Africa

Natural TV, a Turkish channel focused on health, agriculture, music and cultural content, is extending its reach to the West-African region. The channel has struck a new agreement announced with SES to use capacity on SES’s Astra 2G satellite as well as uplink services from its teleport in Betzdorf, Luxembourg. With a potential audience of […]

TRT World lands on TVPlayer

Turkish international news channel TRT World has teamed up with UK OTT TV platform TVPlayer to offer its service to UK users. TVPlayer is now available on the TVPlayer platform across desktop, mobile, tablet, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, in the home and on the go, via wired networks, WiFi, and 3G and 4G […]

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 […]

Ampere: Netflix use in Turkey stands at just 11%

Just 11% of Turkish internet users watched Netflix in the past month compared to a 13-country average of 24% of viewers, according to Ampere Analysis. The research firm described Netflix viewing levels as “low” in the country, despite a prolific level of online video viewing on smartphones. YouTube topped the list of video services used […]

Netflix cuts into Turkey with original

Streaming giant Netflix is getting into the original programming game in Turkey. The Los Gatos-based SVOD service has been ramping up its activity in local markets across Europe, and has now ordered a ten-part, “hero-driven action story” based on Ottoman and Turkish legend and history. Netflix’s drama comes from Istanbul-based O3 Medya, with company co-owner […]

Globecast strikes deal with Intelsat for TRT World distribution

Globecast has struck a multi-year deal with satellite operator Intelsat to take the English-language version of Turkish news channel TRT world into the Americas and Asia. Globecast will use Intelsat satellites to distribute the English version of TRT World in high definition format to cable outlets in Asia and the Americas via the Intelsat 20 […]

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