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frequency allocation tenders in Turkey

It was 2013, when RTUK (The Supreme Council of Radio & Television in Turkey) held a frequency allocation tender for digital terrestrial television. This tender was canceled with court decisions due to some objections.  It seems that in 2019, there will be a new tender for frequencies, this time not only for digital terrestrial television but also for analogue & digital radio. The details of the tender is not yet announced. On 23 December 2018, RTÜK issued a regulation which describes the subject. In the first week of 2019, I am planning to write on this regulation... Please keep following...

figures of PayTV in Turkey, 2017 Q4

According to the data in the  report  of the Supreme Council of ICT, the market share of payTV is just 31%.  There are about 6,1M subscribers to payTV services in Turkey, where total number of households is assumed to be 20M. When we look at the distribution of technology; the payTV market is dominated by satellite, number of subscribers of CableTV is constant, IPTV is increasing but not as fast as expected. The OTT numbers are not available. I guess OTT is the main reason of slow progress in IPTV. 

Figures of PayTV in Turkey, June 2016

According to the data in the report of the Supreme Council of ICT, the market share of payTV is just 30%.  There are about 6M subscribers to payTV services in Turkey, where total number of households is assumed to be 20M. FTA: Free to Air / Ücret ödemeden izlenilen televizyon PayTV subscribers are mainly taking service via satellite, 69%. Cable has a static number of subscribers, which is around 1,2M which makes 20% of payTV and IPTV has more to do, with just 11% of market share. PayTV operators should concentrate on increasing the market itself, before their share in the market. But as nearly all TV channels are FTA in Turkey, it is not a simple task.

Recent figures form Turkish PayTV market & Netflix

Finally, it is possible to reach the service of Netflix from Turkey. As a technology blogger, it is, in a way, my duty to comment on this important development.  I first want to share some figures from Turkish TV market. The data set is available for public access through the web page of the Supreme Council. Data is published as quarterly and latest is Q3 of 2015, which is published in December 2015. Total number of households is taken as 22 M: According to the data set, that I shared the link above, there are totally 5.994.631 subscribers in Turkey, to the TV services. The distribution of these subscribers are as follows: As you see above, the percentage is same :) There four Direct To Home Satellite PayTV Operators in Turkey, namely Digiturk, DSmart, FillBox & Tivibu. Total number of subscribers of these services is 4.367.153 There is one cable TV operator, which is Turksat, state owned & also the satellite operator. There are two IPTV operators: Tivibu (a ser

some figures from Turkish TV market

People are curious about Turkish tv market. They are trying to learn what is going to happen in DTT progress. Before writing about DTT, let me first share three graphs showing the current PayTV market of Turkey. There are appr. 20M houses in Turkey.  First graph shows PayTV versus FTA: As you can see PayTV is just %30, which is not that high. Next graph is satellite / cable share: Cable is %20, satellite is %80. Turkey is a satellite country.  The last graph shows the share of PayTV among companies. Digitürk, DSmart & Filbox are DTH platforms. Turkcell TV & Tivibu are IPTV platforms and Kablo TV is a cable tv solution. As you can see from this graph, satellite is the market leader.

My presentation at Levira's Fresh Connections conference in Tallinn, Estonia

It was my first time in that north of Europe. First of all I should thank to Levira, for their hospitality. They were amazing. The conference, the party, the organization were all fabulous. Hope to attend their events in future.  You can find my presentation slides in this post. Below each slide I will try to write some comments, hopefully will be explanatory.   Turkey is a big country with a population above 75 millions. Free to air satellite is dominant way of TV reception. Digital terrestrial network is not built yet. Plan is to switch off the analogue terrestrial by March 2015. When we look at the numbers, it can easily be seen that number of households receiving TV through analogue terrestrial decreases steadily. Actually it was almost equal in 2006, when the first attempts for DTT started. payTV is immature in Turkey. There is a lot to do regarding payTV. Numbers are not exact. I could not find the exact numbers of subscribers but the percentage of them a

11 days left for Istanbul TV Forum & Fair

It a pleasure for me to announce the  Istanbul Forum & Fair , at 20-22 June 2013. I am mainly interested in the  Forum  of the event. It seems that although there is a short time left, program of the event is not yet finalized. I found program of day 1 & 2 in the Facebook account of the event. As you can see, it is an important event, looking at the names of the speakers. Turkey is a huge market for DVB-T2 and digital radio. Throughout Europe there are a few countries left, without DTT network at all. So main producers of DTT network equipment will come to Istanbul to show their products. Also with over 70 Million people, who watched nearly 4 hours of TV daily, TV production is important.  I, personally, try to attend the event on 20 & 21 June. I hope to meet my readers there. If you will attend the event also, you can send me a message through LinkedIn . 

Insights about Turkish TV market after digital terrestrial

Although nearly all countries throughout European has completed analog switch off, Turkey has not yet build Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) network. First tender will be next week for licensees of national coverage. Regional and local coverage licensees will follow national. Analog terrestrial is said to continue till March 2015. In this post I will try to figure out the affects of this process on TV market in Turkey. In Turkey cable has a limited network and hence has a little market share. App. there is %8-10 of households receive tv from cable (analog + digital). There is only one cable operator, TURKSAT , which is %100 state owned and operates not only cable but also satellite. TURK TELEKOM , which was previously the telecommunication monopoly of Turkey, has IPTV offer, namely TIVIBU . TIVIBU has not yet reach an important number of customers in market but is growing rapidly. DIGITURK and DSMART are two satellite platforms both of which has also three screen solutions.