Turkey


TRT World secures berth on Iflix

TRT World, the international English-language news channel operated by Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, has secured distribution of its content on Asian streaming platform Iflix. TRT World’s linear channel will join iflix News, the streaming service’s 24-hour news hub which aggregates live news streams, clips, and linear feeds from leading international, regional and local news […]

Teleste to continue supplying optical headend gear to Turksat

Finnish technology outfit Teleste has secured a contract to continue to supply optical headend products to Turkish cable and satellite operator Turksat. The deal, which extends one for the deployment of optical equipment last year, will see Teleste equipment deployed in partnership with the company’s local Turkish partner Telco Ltd. Teleste is supplying its HDO […]

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 […]

VOD subscriptions in MENA to more than double by 2024

Subscription video-on-demand use will more than double in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, including Turkey, between 2018 and 2024, according to Digital TV Research.  The company predicts there will be 26.51 million SVOD subscriptions by 2024, up from 11.31 million at the end of 2018, where an SVOD subscriber can have more […]

Turkcell taps Metrological for App Store

Turkish service provider Turkcell has tapped technology outfit Metrological to provide the integrated Turkcell TV App Store that is available to all subscribers of its Turkcell TV+ service. Turkcell  will be provided with a TV App Store personalised for its TV+ subscribers across Turkey. Using Metrological’s Application Platform,  Turkcell can source local and international content […]

Digitürk secures Champions League and Europa League rights for Turkey

BeIN Sports-owned Turkish pay TV leader Digitürk has secured the exclusive rights to broadcast UEFA Champions League and Europa League football in Turkey for the next three years, beginning with the 2018-19 season. The Champions League deal adds to Digitürk’s existing line-up of premium sports rights, which includes the exclusive rights in Turkey to the […]

Viasat World’s Epic Drama channel launches in Turkey

Viasat World’s Epic Drama channel and SVOD service have launched in Turkey for the first time via Turkcell’s over-the-top and IPTV platform, TV+. The deal marks the latest Viasat World brand to go live on TV+, with Epic Drama joining Viasat Explore and Viasat History. All three channels are dubbed in Turkish and available via […]

Turkcell and Samsung claim first live 5G trial in Turkey

Turkish mobile operator Turkcell claims to have carried out the country’s first live 5G trial in partnership with Samsung. Turkcell ran an event to demonstrate UHD live streaming, cloud gaming, 360-degree camera and VR streaming all over 5G using Turkcell infrastructure and Samsung’s 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) solutions. Turkcell CEO, Kaan Terzioglu said that […]

SPI International / Filmbox launches Turkish drama channel

SPI International / Filmbox has launched Timeless Drama Channel (TDC), a new network dedicated to Turkish drama and movies. TDC will broadcast in HD and is available now for distribution on DTH platforms, cable networks, mobile and smart TV, and over-the-top services around the world. The channel expands SPI International / Filmbox’s portfolio of networks […]

Turkcell targets one billion app downloads in three years

Turkish mobile operator Turkcell has set a target of one billion app downloads within three years, after revealing that its various apps have been downloaded a total of 120 million times to date. BiP, Turkcell’s IP-based messaging and call app, has been downloaded 20 million times in Turkey and five million times internationally. The other […]

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