- Number of subs of Digiturk as of Q4 2014 is 2.942.643. The greatest player of the market is still significantly ahead of the market.
- D-Smart had a customer base of 1.048.960 in the same timeframe. D-Smart is apparently losing momentum. It has lost major sports content to Tivibu lately.
- The youngest player of the industry Filbox has just 3125 customers after 2 quarters of the launch. The value prop is selling a CAM module and paying 1 year subscription fee in advance and having access to about 20 premium Live TV channels such as SinemaTV, Da Vinci Learning, English Club TV etc.
Akamai has just released Q3 2014 ’state of internet‘ report. (Link)
According to the study, the average connection speed by EMEA country is as shown in the table below.
In Turkey, the average bitrate is 5,5 Mbps with a 35% YoY change. Actually, this is the best figure so far and it will be reasonable to expect it continue to grow. This is really very promising as it will allow OTT-type of services to further increase the penetration rate and fuel the number of the households to which a service-grade OTT service could be delivered.
The main driver to the increasing trend in average connection speed in Turkey was the investment made by Turk Telekom and Turkcell Superonline to fiber infrastructure over the past few years.
Please feel free to get in touch with me to discuss other aspects of a successful OTT model in Turkey.
İstanbul TV Forum & Fair will take place in Halic Congress Center, Istanbul in 12 -13 -14 June 2014 for the second time.
Basically, it’s an event where the key components of the content and broadcasting industries gather under one roof, with participation from companies, associations, public institutions, broadcasters and online platforms from all four corners of the world. The event took place with the Main sponsorship of Turksat, Corporate sponsorship of ATV and Supporting sponsorship of Samanyolu Broadcasting Holding with the participation of 53 companies, as 157 brands were represented at iTVF. The event is organized by RATEM (Professional Union of Broadcasting Organisations)
You can find the final report of iTVF 2013 here.
Last year, the first event could not collect many people partly due to the #geziparki protests partly due to the fact that the event is organised for the first time.
This year, iTVF has much higher expectations. Let’s hope that the number of audiences will increase compared to 2013 and everybody will go back home with lots of new connections.
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